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Rapid concept designs at a fraction of the cost

Kreo Design: The Vision

One day, all projects will start with BIM - because all projects will start with Kreo. From strategic brief to tender, Kreo brings everyone onto one platform to plan high quality buildings at speed.

What Makes Kreo Unique

Kreo's AI enables you to design a residential or commercial building that meets the core objectives of RIBA Stage 2 from day 1.

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Generative Design with a Difference

Kreo creates building designs for accuracy

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Massing: office & residential buildings
GIS Integration
Floor plan design
Architectural design

Massing for office and residential buildings

Kreo uses machine learning algorithms to transform primitive shapes on a map into an optimal building model.

By finding the same forms from our dataset and your preferences, Kreo predicts the best designs, and so automatically generates massing.

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    Automated assessment of a building shape

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    Intelligent massing

GIS Integration

The construction site and its surrounding infrastructure have a major impact on the shape of a building. Kreo Design extracts up-to-date information about your chosen site area to make sure your model fits the site’s location, size and shape. Kreo calculates a variety of critical parameters, e.g. wind and snow loads, external temperature, building orientation.

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    Up-to-date information about urban development

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    Generative design

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    Automated compliance with building codes based on the building’s geolocation and type

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    Building orientation optimisation based insolation analysis

Floor plan design

Using machine learning algorithms trained on a vast proprietary dataset, Kreo Design

Generates a floor plan for residential buildings and aligns it with the structural frame:

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    Automated assessment of a building shape

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    Intelligent massing

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    Optimises placing of structural elements

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    Works with steel and reinforced concrete frame elements

Architectural design & pre-assembled architectural components

Kreo gives a realistic architectural model of a building with all the facilities included (e.g. elevators, stairways, balconies and entrance halls). Kreo's machine learning algorithms understand the difference between the ground floor and other floors.

Kreo generates standard compound layers to let you experiment with different external and internal walls, floors, etc. Each time you change a compound layer, Kreo recalculates, taking into account clash detection.

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Structural Engineering

Kreo's models are structurally correct

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Reinforced concrete frame design and engineering
Steel frame design and engineering
Optimisation of reinforced concrete and steel structures
Calculations and designs compliant with Eurocode

Reinforced concrete frame design and engineering

Kreo Design automatically generates reinforced concrete frames. By using intelligent algorithms, Kreo implements the optimal fit for a building frame. With automatically generated reinforced concrete frames, Kreo serves two types of buildings:

Residential and office buildings

Kreo automatically works out:

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    Placement of the core and structural columns

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    Placement of walls, doors and lift shafts

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    Boundary points

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    Divisions between open plan and other areas

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    Window placement based on insolation

Steel frame structural design and engineering

Kreo Design automatically generates a steel frame for offices, taking into account construction best practices and British Standards Institution (BSI) recommendations. Kreo does this both for buildings without a preset layout and for standard floor layouts.

The frame scheme includes elements such as columns, tie beams and vertical bracing.

Optimisation of reinforced concrete and steel structures

Kreo Design standardises the various sizes and reinforcement of a model's frame. Kreo optimises the building and assembling processes of reinforced concrete frame elements.

Kreo Design automatically standardises steel frame elements, optimising for the typical sizes used and overall steel expenditure.

Calculations and designs compliant with Eurocode

Kreo Design complies automatically with EN 1990/EN 1991, simplifying the process of determining loads. Compliant with Eurocode 2 requirements, Kreo Design automates the multi-step process of designing reinforced concrete elements and steel structures.

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    Kreo defines standard climate load values based on the building’s map coordinates, and calculates design loads on all elements of the building structure.

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    In compliance with Eurocode 3 (EN 1993-1-1) standards, Kreo Design automatically designs steel frame elements and joints of steel frame elements (complying with EN 1993-1-8 and recommendations of P358 and P398 SCI).

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    Automatic calculation design loads on all elements of the building structure

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    Automatic generation of load cases and their combinations in compliance with EN 1990

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Kreo integration


Seamless integrations are crucial for productivity

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Revit Integration
Kreo Plan Integration

Revit Integration

By enabling the export of architectural and structural models to Autodesk Revit, Kreo Design lets you fine-tune the models to be construction-ready. As an output, you get the Revit-compatible file with the built-in specifications and schedules of architectural and construction elements.

Kreo Plan Integration

The second option is to export the developed BIM model to Kreo Plan, to continue your advanced planning of the construction process:

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    Creating BIM quantity takeoff

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    BIM cost estimation

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    BIM-based tendering and bid pricing

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    4D scheduling

How it works

You can create your accurate design-build project in Kreo Design in as few as ten steps. The fastest way to design a 3D BIM model that is compliant, integrated and ready to build.

Enter a small amount of data about the project

Сombine building units/blocks using simple shapes and lines

Adjust heights of different building units/blocks

Create a project with your custom data

Invite colleagues and collaborate

Correct floor plans

Use Kreo's component assemblies

Walk through the model, check reports

Integrate it with Revit and Kreo Plan

Complete design and build

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  • What is generative design?

    Generative design is a way of creating multiple designs for something instantly by entering a few parameters into software. With Kreo, you can generate multiple optimised building designs from entering a few bits of information. This is useful for anyone in the property or construction industries.

  • Who uses Kreo Design?

    Kreo Design’s main customer is Cast Consultancy, who are using Kreo to estimate building costs more quickly and accurately on new sites to be developed.

  • How do people use Kreo Design?

    Cost consultants, developers and clients can use Kreo Design for initial feasibility studies on residential or commercial buildings. By drawing out the shape of a site, they can get an initial idea of a superstructure’s cost and a BIM model that they can export to Revit.

  • What’s the advantage of using Kreo Design?

    Get a sense check on your building plans in minutes. Generate multiple design and cost options for your proposed project to see what will be most feasible. Create project briefs and feasibility studies for less unique/more formulaic building types so you can choose what projects to work on (or not to work on) quickly. Transfer your model into Revit seamlessly to continue working with architects and engineers on extra details.

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