Eric Rudisaile from Microdesk participated in the sixth annual AEC Tech Hackathon which was hosted by TT Core Studio, Thorton Tomasetti’s R&D Incubator. The four-day experience for professionals within the AEC industry took place in late October at the Thorton Tomasetti’s Midtown New York City office. The theme of this year’s event was Interpolations which focused on the injection of innovative processes, technologies, and workflows that are rerouting the way the industry works, designs, and thinks.
The event consisted of workshops and masterclasses, a symposium and a 26-hour hackathon. Rudisaile, a member of Microdesk’s App Dev team, joined up with a group from the architecture firm Keiran Timberlake to participate in the Hackathon. The team focused on improving the way architects can select frit patterns for their glass. Frit is ceramic patterns that are fused with glass during its production to provide interesting patterns and prevent undesirable glare while maintaining transparency.