Welcoming Our New UAE Distributor

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/10/17 9:31 AM   |  1 min read time

Our extended family keeps growing. As part of our belief in helping designers around the world tackle projects across different industries, we’re teaming up with First Star Computer as our new United Arab Emirates (UAE) distributor for Vectorworks software. With the partnership, First Star Computer adds BIM product Vectorworks Architect to its portfolio, along with the rest of the Vectorworks product line, including Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, Fundamentals, and Vision.

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Topics: Architecture, Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, First Star Computer, infrastructure, Planet Vectorworks, real estate, United Arab Emirates, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, BIM, construction, design, Houssien Nassr, Landscape, UAE, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Vectorworks Landmark

Team BIM Unlimited Takes Home Award in Build Earth Live Hyperloop Competition

Posted by Guest Author on 12/12/16 11:42 AM   |  11 min read time

By Martyn Horne, Group Product Development, Exertis Unlimited

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Topics: Al Maktoum, Architecture, Asite, #BELHyperloop, BIM Unlimited, Dubai, Exertis Unlimited, Fujairah, Gregory Fortune, Irina Angelo, Jonathan Reeves, Martyn Horne, Renderworks, Rodrigo Couto, Rubén Hernández Fontana, Scia Engineer, SimTread, Solibri Model Checker, Takeshi Kimura, Tokyo University of Science, United Arab Emirates, University of Tokyo, Vectorworks Architect, Adoddle, BEL, BIM, Build Earth Live, Cloud, FlowDesigner, GIS, Hyperloop, IFC, Landmark, Synchro 4D, Vectorworks Landmark, Yasin Idris

Build Earth Live Hyperloop Winners Announced

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 10/24/16 10:40 AM   |  2 min read time

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.

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Topics: Architecture, Asite, BIM Unlimited, Dubai, Dubai Future Foundation, Fujairah, Hyperloop One, openBIM, Planet Vectorworks, United Arab Emirates, BIM, BIM Fusion, Build Earth Live, Dubai's Road and Transport Authority, Future Architects, Hyper Poland, Hyperloop, Hypernova, Mobius

Dubai Future Foundation and Asite Hosting Build Earth Live’s Hyperloop BIM Competition Awards Ceremony

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/25/16 11:27 AM   |  3 min read time

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.

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Topics: Asite, Dubai, Dubai Future Foundation, Fujairah, His Excellency Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Saif Al Aleeli, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates Roads and Transportation Auth, BIM, BIM (Building Information Modeling), Build Earth Live, Build Earth Live Hyperloop, Dubai Road and Transport Authority, Hyperloop Technology, Nathan Doughty

Build Earth Live’s Hyperloop BIM Competition is Racing into Reality

Posted by Pete Hicks on 5/17/16 11:37 AM   |  2 min read time

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 FoundationDubai's Road and Transport Authority, and Hyperloop One, a company developing the world's first Hyperloop, to potentially bring the winning design to life.

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Topics: Asite, Dubai Future Foundation, Hyperloop One, sponsorship, United Arab Emirates, BIM, Build Earth Live, Cloud, Community, competition, Dubai Road and Transport Authority

Build Earth Live Hosts a Hyperloop Competition to Bridge Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Posted by Hannah Force on 3/29/16 11:59 AM   |  3 min read time

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.

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Topics: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Hyperloop System Technologies, Jeremy Powell, openBIM, sponsorship, United Arab Emirates, Asite COO Nathan Doughty, BIM, Build Earth Live, Build Earth Live Hyperloop, Build Qatar Live 2012, competition, Hyperloop Technology

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