Today the building design process is cumbersome and expensive. Architects submit their design to structural engineers for validation. Engineers need to design all structural elements such as walls, columns, and beams to ensure the structure will not collapse and complies with regulations. The structural engineer needs four to six weeks to generate the initial solution. The engineer will submit his proposal to the architect and then engage in an extensive back and forth discussion until they agree on a satisfying solution. TANGObuilder generates the building structural design in real-time, cutting six weeks of the overall process, and reducing material usage by 30%.
I have over two decades of experience working as a structural engineer. I hold a Ph.D. from the University of Buffalo, where I was a Fulbright Scholar. I specialize in the seismic analysis and design of a wide range of projects, including hospitals, stadiums, embassies, and houses. Before founding TANGObuilder I worked for six years as a senior consultant for Arup, Los Angeles. I am currently responsible for writing a new section on modeling masonry structures for the US ASCE 41 Standard.
I hold a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Buffalo University, where I worked on embedded systems for drones and participated in satellite control projects for NASA. As Co-founder & CTO at Bluesmart (YC-15). I grew and led the team of engineers that delivered the first smart luggage.