International team recognized for “Best Use of BIM for Technical Assessment”
Columbia, Md. (Dec. 5, 2012) – Team “BIM Unlimited” was granted the “Best Use of BIM for Technical Assessment” award at Build Qatar Live 2012, the first Open BIM design competition held in Qatar.
“BIM Unlimited” members with experience in architecture, structural engineering, pedestrian analysis, energy analysis and BIM management disciplines collaborated on their design from locations around the world, including the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Japan, India, France and the UK. Adopting a true Open BIM approach to their workflow, members used Vectorworks® Architect with Renderworks®, Scia Engineer, DDS-CAD, ArchiWIZARD, CadFaster, Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) and SimTread software, and they utilized the IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) file format, the preferred Open BIM data model of buildingSMART International and the model format of choice for the Build Qatar competition.
“Vectorworks’ high-end modeling tools gave us the ability to model a project with organic shapes without losing precision, as well as the ability to communicate with other tools,” said Architect Rubén Hernández Fontana from Estudio Caribe. “Vectorworks 2013 stood rock solid during the 48 hours of the competition. Fast, precise and robust.”
Organized by Asite, AEC3, buildingSMART MENA & India and BIM Journal, Build Qatar Live is a 48-hour virtual competition in which participants use cloud-based technology and a variety of software platforms to design a multi-use development for an internationally known site. The event took place November 27-29, 2012.
Please visit www.buildqatarlive.com for more information about the competition, including project images and a video announcement highlighting all the winning teams.
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