North American construction engineers and designers can now find optimal timber designs with a click of a button
North American construction engineers and designers are now being offered a free trial of DAISY (Design Artificial Intelligence System), a timber floor design software that allows structural engineers to produce timber designs automatically, while reducing the cost of construction by 5%–10%, eliminating 80% of timber waste and producing optimal, code-compliant designs in under 10 minutes at the push of a button.
Kasia Borowska, Director at DAISY AI explains: “The industry is riddled with inefficiencies in nearly every area of the construction ecosystem, starting from design through to implementation, scheduling and site management, leading to increased costs and environmental impact such as materials wastage, inefficient space allocation and increased pollution.”
“Our artificial intelligence programme, DAISY AI, improves efficiency of the design processes and helps reduce the industry’s high carbon footprint, estimated to be 39% of all greenhouse gases responsible for global warming (Source: Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction 2019, https://www.unep.org/resources/publication/2019-global-status-report-buildings-and-construction-sector)
“It not only saves money on materials, but also saves time, as our DAISY Floor Optimiser reduces the time required to produce a structural timber design by 2-3 hours.”
DAISY allows firms to reduce design bottlenecks, lead times and overheads, as well as allowing building designers to see directly, at the concept stage, what the implications of their design decisions might be on both structural feasibility and likely component costs.
DAISY has already proven a success in the United Kingdom, where just a year after introducing its I-joist floor design functionality it now designs 12% of all timber floors in the UK residential market. Thanks to DAISY we will see reduced material wastage, faster construction time, more efficient transportation and maximised living space.
As Kasia Borowska sums it up: “Artificial Intelligence provides a solution we need to work more efficiently and minimise our carbon footprint. DAISY will also make it easier to use timber over other, less sustainable construction materials like steel and concrete.”