Troy’s Altair Partners with the University of the Philippines on Future Urban Design


Altair, a Troy-based company that focuses on the development and application of simulation technology, is partnering with the University of the Philippines. As part of the collaboration, Altair will provide licenses at no cost for its computer-aided engineering and design solutions software to the architecture faculty at the university’s new Design Lab.

Company officials say the Altair design and simulation software, Hyperworks and solidThinking, will support projects at the faculty’s new Design Lab, which will focus on new ideas that improve the quality of lives in a highly urbanized environment, specifically in the design of disaster-resilient structures such as schools and evacuation centers.

“Emerging technologies such as simulation software and optimization techniques help architects solve complex designs and infrastructural problems, allowing them to develop impactful buildings and city designs, push new design frontiers, and provide them with the right tools to create optimized and sustainable design solutions that will ultimately improve the lives of the people of The Philippines,” says Srirangam Srirangarajan, a managing director at Altair.

The collaboration with the University of Philippines is one of several initiatives carried out by Altair to promote design and product innovation in businesses and education institutions. Other areas of focus include joint research programs and training platforms to support design innovation.

Founded in 1985, Altair is focused on the development and application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes, and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,600 employees, Altair has more than 45 offices throughout 20 countries and more than 5,000 corporate clients.

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