The Boeing 787 and Global Collaboration

The Boeing 787 and Global Collaboration

The Boeing 787 and Global Collaboration

The Boeing 787 and Global Collaboration

Boeing is embarking on a journey to introduce a new product which will change the aerospace industry; the 787 Dreamliner. The 787 has set numerous sales records in its first year and continues to be groundbreaking as it moves toward the rollout of the first airplane.

Since 1916, Boeing has been at the frontier of human flight. The 787 Dreamliner continues that voyage. It is truly a world airplane. Because of Boeing’s global business approach and its strategic partnerships around the world, talented people from many countries are making important contributions to building this innovative airplane. The Boeing Dreamliner provides a business solution for airlines everywhere — offering unsurpassed operational flexibility. Exciting improvements in passenger comfort will change flight forever. The Dreamliner continues the Boeing tradition of advancing commercial aviation, and providing the platform for the future.

The talk will focus on the challenges of setting up an entirely new business model, a new suite of tools and processes to digitally build the airplane, a new set of materials and with a timeline one year less than has ever been achieved in commercial airplanes.

Steve Murphy
3D Implementation Leader
The Boeing Company

Steve Murphy graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1986 and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1987. He joined The Boeing Company in 1987 as a Structures Analyst in the Boeing Aerospace Company, then moved to Commercial Airplanes a year later. During that time he has worked on all BCA airplanes including the 737, 747, 757, 767 and 777. He has held multiple jobs including the manager of the Knowledge Based Engineering Team. For the last five years he has been on first the Sonic Cruiser, which became the 7E7 and is now a few months away from first flight as the 787. He has held numerous positions on the program including the Engineering Process Leader, the CATIA V5 PLM Implementation Manager and the Process Implementation Leader. He is currently responsible for the implementation of the new all digital tools and processes into the 787 program around the world.

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Ian Keough Associate Buro

Ian Keough Associate Buro

Ian Keough Associate Buro

Ian Keough Associate Buro

There is a point in almost every design process when the software that you are using runs out of buttons. That is, you simply can’t make the software do what you need it to do. Buro Happold responds to this challenge by creating custom software for modeling, analysis and visualization. I’ll explain the design and implementation of several tools using recent Buro Happold projects as examples. I’ll show how each of these tools is designed to take into consideration the constraints of fabrication, the iterative nature of design, and the capability of the parties involved in the construction process. I’ll also show some recent research in which tools are created to visualize some of the massive amounts of data being generated by designers, buildings, and institutions.

About Ian
Ian’s work with Buro Happold has focused on the implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM), and the design of software for linking modeling and analysis applications. Projects on which he has been involved include the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, the United States Institute of Peace, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, U2’s 2009 tour stage, Club de Futbol Monterrey Stadium, and several collaborations with the artist Janet Echelman.

He has lectured widely on BIM, design automation, and computational design at such venues as the SIGGRAPH, the Columbia Building Intelligence Panel, and ACADIA.

Whilst teaching at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture and Urban planning he developed his software “CatBot,” to link parametric modeling and structural analysis through iterative optimization. Along with his colleague David Benjamin, their paper on this research, “Multi-Objective Optimization in Architectural Design” won the Best Paper award at SimAUD 2010.

His current research includes mobile computing in architecture and the development of parametric design tools. His software “goBIM” is the first BIM viewing application for the iPhone and iPad. And his new tool “Dynamo” for Revit enables visual programming using the Revit geometry API.

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