Software & Algorithms
SpecMapper™ is a new labor and money saving computerized software that maps Assembly Codes used in building information modeling (BIM) to the MasterSpec specification sections. Architectural firms will be able to save time and labor in developing proposals for building project submissions. SpecMapper™ was co-developed by North Dakota State University investigators and RLE Holding, Inc. (RLE) architects to enable architects to more efficiently develop submissions for building projects using the computer rather than the tedious manual labor that is normally required. SpecMapper™ is co-owned by the NDSU Research Foundation and RLE Holding, Inc. and is being offered to other architectural firms in three formats depending on your preference.
North Dakota State University scientists have created a unique asynchronous cellular automaton which is believed to have several distinct advantages over currently available field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). These cellular automata are easily scaled from small circuits to large computing arrays.