On May 15th (noon-1:00pm PST), SFCDI welcomes Gregory R. Schnackel and Layne A. Micek. This month’s event will be only available via live webcast due to the current situation with COVID-19.
Speaker: Gregory R. Schnackel
Gregory is the lead architect and principal designer of the company’s revolutionary AEA Integration software. AEA Integration is a remarkable new technology that not only fully automates the design of all MEP systems, but also optimizes the design of those systems for minimum construction cost, maximum value and sustainability. AEA Integration represents a paradigm shift for the MEP engineering industry.
Speaker: Layne A. Micek
Layne has been involved in the supervision and design of plumbing systems for many types of retail and commercial projects including mixed-use development, retail stores, malls, restaurants, offices and more.
Layne brings the understanding of how a project is put together from concept through opening. This knowledge allows Layne to provide meaningful input to the project managers as they work with the design team.
His areas of expertise include Plumbing Design, Design reviews of M/E/P plans, Calculations,
Specification Writing, Field Survey, Construction Administration, Planning, Document
Control, and Design Budget Control.
Layne received an Associate of Applied Science from Southeast Community College in Milford,
Features Presentation: Artificial Intelligence in MEP Engineering
Schnackel Engineers has developed a revolutionary new software technology that completely automates the design of MEP systems for buildings. The software not only automates the design process, it optimizes the designs to find the most energy efficient, material efficient and cost effective solution to any design condition, saving 10-30% of the materials used in the construction of the MEP distribution systems.
The software performs countless design simulations in a quest to find the most cost effective solution that meets all of the established design parameters of the project. The most cost effective solution also results in the most energy efficient and sustainable solution, saving both energy and natural resources, reducing transportation costs and even reducing construction waste.
The speed at which the software is able to render the most cost effective solution is remarkable. This live demonstration will take a 20,000 SF space from blank architectural backgrounds to finished MEP drawings and Revit models in less than one hour. It is truly a revolution for the
MEP design industry. More information and a brief video can be found on our website at