By Martyn Horne, Group Product Development, Exertis Unlimited
Topics: Adoddle, Al Maktoum, Architecture, Asite, BEL, #BELHyperloop, BIM, BIM Unlimited, Build Earth Live, Cloud, Dubai, Exertis Unlimited, FlowDesigner, Fujairah, GIS, Gregory Fortune, Hyperloop, IFC, Irina Angelo, Jonathan Reeves, Landmark, Martyn Horne, Renderworks, Rodrigo Couto, Rubén Hernández Fontana, Scia Engineer, SimTread, Solibri Model Checker, Synchro 4D, Takeshi Kimura, Tokyo University of Science, United Arab Emirates, University of Tokyo, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Landmark, Yasin Idris
Last month, teams spanning borders and times zones raced against the clock for 48 hours to flex their BIM and design muscles through Build Earth Live’s Hyperloop competition. Organized by Asite, the annual competition raises awareness of cloud-based working, international developments in interoperability, and how new technology is revolutionizing construction. With 65 teams made up of 250 designers from 29 countries participating, this year’s event focused on designing termini stations connecting Dubai and Fujairah, which would reduce travel time between the two cities to less than 10 minutes at 10 percent of the cost of conventional high-speed trains. An extra incentive for this year’s teams is that the United Arab Emirate (UAE) government is considering building one of the Hyperloop designs in the near future.
Topics: Architecture, Asite, BIM, BIM Fusion, BIM Unlimited, Build Earth Live, Dubai, Dubai Future Foundation, Dubai's Road and Transport Authority, Fujairah, Future Architects, Hyper Poland, Hyperloop, Hyperloop One, Hypernova, Mobius, openBIM, Planet Vectorworks, United Arab Emirates
We’re about one month out from this year’s Build Earth Live Hyperloop Station Design competition. Even though you’re still processing the excitement from learning that your design could be brought to life, we now have another big development to share regarding the 48-hour virtual Building Information Modeling (BIM) event: Dubai Future Foundation will be hosting the event and awards ceremony.
Topics: Asite, BIM, BIM (Building Information Modeling), Build Earth Live, Build Earth Live Hyperloop, Dubai, Dubai Future Foundation, Dubai Road and Transport Authority, Fujairah, His Excellency Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Hyperloop Technology, Nathan Doughty, Saif Al Aleeli, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates Roads and Transportation Auth
Since announcing that this year’s annual Build Earth Live competition would focus on designing a high-speed Hyperloop station connecting Dubai and Fujairah, the concept has gone from experimental to tangible. In the past, this 48-hour competition called for designers around the world to come together as teams and create innovative structures using BIM workflows and cloud technology, but these designs were never more than models. This year, Build Earth Live organizers Asite, supported by headline sponsor Vectorworks, have partnered with Dubai Future Foundation, Dubai's Road and Transport Authority, and Hyperloop One, a company developing the world's first Hyperloop, to potentially bring the winning design to life.
While the concepts students learn in the classroom are valuable, there’s no substitute for the real-world experience that design competitions provide. Competitions are great because they let emerging visionaries test their skills and interact with working professionals, and receiving a prize at the end doesn’t hurt, either.
Architectural students from the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) in the Dominican Republic, as well as the University of Tokyo and Tokyo University of Science in Japan, collaborated with Vectorworks users and industry experts from around the world during Build New York Live, a collaborative, virtual design competition held over 48 hours. Their team, BIM Unlimited, used non-standard geometry and BIM workflows to integrate structural analysis, MEP design, external windflow analysis, and 4D construction scheduling into a single global design. The resulting 60-story residential tower and multisport community outreach arena in Lower West Manhattan won the competition's “Best Use of BIM for Sustainability or Constructability Award.”
“The fact that we worked with a team of over 20 people from around the world to produce a project in a such an accelerated way was just amazing,” said Dominican students Ibsen García, Alfredo Cuello, and Ramdel Guerrero. “We ended up understanding how similar the workflows are in other countries compared to the Caribbean and what the demands are on other professionals in the architecture and construction field. We had no limits on the collaboration process since everyone was working in the cloud, which was really liberating. Everything just worked as it should, and we never had any issues.”
While the students in the Dominican focused on creating the building form's massing models, students from Japan used FlowDesigner software, which communicates with Vectorworks Architect via IFC file exchange, to run an airflow analysis, simulating the wind patterns over the site based on information from existing buildings and weather data. The team, comprised of students Prudsamon Kammasorn, Tatsuya Karube, Shuya Morita, Tomohiro Yamamoto, and Hideaki Yoshida under the leadership of doctoral student Yasin Mohamed Ibrahim, used windflow analysis to directly impact the building’s design. This impact includes the creation of the sports arena's distinctive, vertical-louvered façade, the setback core of the residential tower's ground floors, and the placement of trees in the landscape design, which reduced the wind velocity at the corner of the building facing the ocean.
Topics: 3D Modeling, Alacero, awards, BIM, BIM Unlimited, Build Earth Live, Build New York Live, Community, competition, Education, IFC, inspiration, Mirex, Tokyo University of Science, Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña, University of Tokyo, Vectorworks Architect
The annual Build Earth Live competitions bring together designers from across the globe to tackle a wide variety of challenges using BIM workflows and cloud technology, and this year is no different. Organized by Asite, this year’s competition is centered around linking Dubai and Abu Dhabi with a super-speed Hyperloop. In particular, it focuses on creating station terminuses within the context of the two cities in the United Arab Emirates. The 48-hour event kicks off on Monday, May 23, 2016 at noon ET and ends on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at noon ET. The wide timeframe facilitates flexible schedules among international team members in different time zones.
Topics: Abu Dhabi, Asite COO Nathan Doughty, BIM, Build Earth Live, Build Earth Live Hyperloop, Build Qatar Live 2012, competition, Dubai, Hyperloop System Technologies, Hyperloop Technology, Jeremy Powell, openBIM, sponsorship, United Arab Emirates
By Martyn Horne, Group Product Development, Computers Unlimited
BIM Unlimited won the BEST USE OF BIM FOR SUSTAINABILITY OR CONSTRUCTABILITY award at the Build Earth Live event last week. This virtual, global design competition revolved around a site location in New York City. Like previous competitions such as Build London, Sydney, and Qatar, teams had just 48 hours to publish their proposals to Asite's Adoddle cloud-based collaboration platform.
Topics: 3D Modeling, Adoddle, Asite, awards, BIM, BIM Unlimited, Build Earth Live, Build Live, Build New York Live, Cloud, Community, competition, Computers Unlimited, Martyn Horne, partnership, Vectorworks Architect
Coming this fall to a location near you (virtually, that is): Build New York Live! Organized by cloud technology company Asite, this 48-hour BIM design competition begins at noon ET on Monday September 21, 2015, and is the latest event in the Build Earth Live series, following other successful competitions in New Castle, London, Qatar, and Sydney.
Topics: Asite, awards, Best use of BIM, Best use of Design for BIM, BIM, BIM competition, BIM design, BIM design competition, BIM projects, BIM Unlimited, Build Earth Live, Build Live award, Build London Live, Build New Castle Live, Build New York Live, Build Qatar Live, Build Qatar Live 2012, Build Sydney Live, Cloud, collaborative BIM, collaborative design, IFC, Jeremy Powell, openBIM