Multidisciplinary collaboration and constructive design iteration have always been at the heart of successful projects. Ove Arup defined that true integration of all the specialist knowledge as Total Design. 

The current landscape of digital tools enables rapid design iterations and a vast generation of data / insights in a variety of formats. As a result, interoperability became an important part of the process but, how is Total Design achieved within this context?

The talk explores ways to build on this key principle from the internet up, enabling automation whilst harvesting data to unleash design models yet to be explored. Recent applications using Speckle both on large and small scale will be showcased.

Design and manufacturing of IncreMental, Drivers of Change Exhibition by Arup + The Bartlett
Seamless dataflow across platforms, disciplines and companies
Typical module of the HS2 Interchange Station, Solihull, UK

Fernando Ruiz Barberan

Fernando is an Architect at Arup Façade Engineering involved in the design and delivery of large scale projects such as High Speed 2, the Scalpel in London, and a major international airport in Asia. He is pushing the digital agenda and exploring Digital Fabrication and Machine Learning.

His background in Architecture and BIM includes practices like AL_A where he worked on the design of the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter in London and MAAT in Lisbon. This exposure to the challenges of design, engineering and fabrication drives his commitment to developing seamless work & data flows that integrate multidisciplinary knowledge & tools. An approach inspired in Ove’s legacy, ready for the processes of tomorrow.