The Build Sydney Live two-day virtual competition will begin at Noon AEDT on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 and will end at Noon AEDT on Thursday, October 31, 2013. The event invites BIM practitioners from all over the world to demonstrate their expertise and collaborate with Open BIM in the design and engineering of a project from an internationally known site in Sydney.
By using the power of collaboration and international developments in interoperability, Build Sydney Live will demonstrate the power of these new paradigms for architecture, engineering, planning, and construction. The event is open to worldwide participation through cloud-based collaboration.
"Projects across Australia are actively deploying BIM to reduce costs," said Nathan Doughty, Asite COO and buildingSMART board member. "We expect to see many local teams participating alongside their global partners in Build Sydney Live to demonstrate the benefits of collaborative BIM in the cloud, and we look forward to supporting them."
On October 1 at Noon AEDT, a specially chosen and internationally recognizable site in Sydney will be announced. On October 29 at Noon AEDT, a detailed brief for a significant multi-use development will be released to all participants. All the key information will be published in interoperable formats. Teams will be free to use any interoperable technology and to add updates to a public collaboration site. Teams will be asked to develop an outline proposal by midday on Wednesday. The event will conclude at midday on Thursday and will be followed by an awards ceremony and presentations to the press.
Teams from around the world are invited to register in advance. There is no cost to participate or observe, and the timetable is designed to allow people to contribute within their normal working hours.