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Results Overview Presentation

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 05th November 2013 at 04:15 PM GMT

Here is a high-level overview of the collaborative statistics of the event, intros to the active teams, and recap of the results.



Award Announcement: The OpenBIM BUILD SYDNEY LIVE 2013 Award 

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 30th October 2013 at 11:59 PM GMT

......  AND,

This has been the closest fought Build Live event so far and meant that for the first time ever the judges needed to work overnight (like the teams!) to come to agreement. The judges have totted up the scores and come to final conclusions - which has not been easy!

By a knifes edge, the winner of the 

OpenBIM Build Sydney Live 2013 Award is:

BIM ACADEMY

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On behalf of our sponsors Vectorworks, Graphisoft, and Laing O'Rourke and in association with BuildingSMART Australasia - we salute you!

 



Award Announcement: Best use of BIM for Sustainability or Constructability

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 30th October 2013 at 11:53 PM GMT

This has been the closest fought Build Live event so far and meant that for the first time ever the judges needed to work overnight (like the teams!) to come to agreement. The judges have totted up the scores and come to final conclusions - which has not been easy!

Congratulations are in order to....

Team Niven Architects

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You are the winners for Best use of BIM for Sustainability or Constructability

Well done team!



Award Announcement: Multi-disciplinary BIM & Use of Interoperability

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 30th October 2013 at 11:46 PM GMT

This has been the closest fought Build Live event so far and meant that for the first time ever the judges needed to work overnight (like the teams!) to come to agreement. The judges have totted up the scores and come to final conclusions - which has not been easy!

Congratulations are in order to....  

TEAM ZIBSNIS from Latvia

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You are the winners for Multi-disciplinary BIM  & Use of Interoperability  

Well done team!



Announcement of Awards - BEST USE OF BIM FOR DESIGN, DRAMA, AND EXCITEMENT

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 30th October 2013 at 11:27 PM GMT

This has been the closest fought Build Live event so far and meant that for the first time ever the judges needed to work overnight (like the teams!) to come to agreement.  The judges have totted up the scores and come to final conclusions - which has not been easy!

Congratulations are in order to....

RICE DAUBNEY & OBAYASHI

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You are the winners for BEST USE OF BIM FOR DESIGN, DRAMA, AND EXCITEMENT

This team is based in Sydney and Japan. Well done team!

 



Awards Session Delayed

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 30th October 2013 at 08:06 AM GMT

The competitiion is fierce and the judges have not (YET) come to final agreement.

Therefore we are delaying the Awards Webinar to tomorrow morning Australia time.

Apologies but we are all working hard to make sure all your hard work is being fully considered by the judges!

We'll announce a new webcast link shortly for the revised Awards Announcement.

Kind Regards,

Build Sydney Live Organizing Team



Best Wishes to BIM in a BOX / In the Nick of Time

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 30th October 2013 at 02:32 AM GMT

Let me pass on the best wishes of the Build Sydney Live organizing team (and I am sure on behalf of all competitors worldwide) to Sean McCartney of the 'BIM in a Box / In the Nick of Time' team who has unfortunately been taken ill during the course of the competition and has had to finish it up watching from recovery.

Get better soon Sean!



Time is up !!!

Posted by:Atit Patel on 30th October 2013 at 02:30 AM GMT

The time for submission is up. Thank you all for your efforts in making this event a success.

Judges will now be busy viewing the content. Best of luck to all the teams for the results.

- Build Sydney Live Organising Team



30 Minute Grace Period!

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 30th October 2013 at 01:39 AM GMT

Attention all participants...

We will allow a 30-minute grace period for publishing your final content to account for any last minute hiccups etc.

Kind Regards,

The Build Sydney Live Organizing Team



All Rendering all the time

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 30th October 2013 at 01:20 AM GMT

An effort from Niven Architects:

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Team Hi Sho the Chilipeppers - Model

Posted by:Atit Patel on 30th October 2013 at 12:30 AM GMT

Check out the Model from the Chilipeppers team in Japan

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Attention All Participants & Observers - Registration Link for Awards Announcement

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 29th October 2013 at 10:44 PM GMT

Please register for Build Sydney Live 2013 - Awards Ceremony on Oct 30, 2013 6:00 PM EST at: 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/96011908429643778

This is a recorded session for announcing the awards for the Build Sydney Live 2013 OpenBIM Virtual Design Competition, sponsored by Vectorworks, Graphisoft, and Laing O'Rourke and in association with BuildingSMART Australasia. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



Good Morning Sydney - 4 Hours to Go!

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 29th October 2013 at 09:59 PM GMT

It's a beautiful morning in Darling Harbour, Sydney (unlike yesterday!) - 4 more hours to get your final submission material in!

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More video efforts from our Chillipepper friends in Tokyo

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 29th October 2013 at 10:18 AM GMT



Night Falls on Darling Harbour - 16 hours to go in Build Sydney Live

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 29th October 2013 at 10:02 AM GMT

Keep it coming!

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Build Sydney Live Press from BRW

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 29th October 2013 at 09:38 AM GMT

A bit of Build Sydney Live press from Business Review Weekly:

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Team CUSP - Picking up speed

Posted by:Atit Patel on 29th October 2013 at 07:59 AM GMT

Team CUSP are picking up speed. Come on other teams just 18 hours left !!!

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Team Sweett India - Initial Model

Posted by:Atit Patel on 29th October 2013 at 07:15 AM GMT

Model from Team Sweett India.

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Team BIM Academy - Rendering

Posted by:Atit Patel on 29th October 2013 at 06:41 AM GMT

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Team CUSP - Early Space Definition

Posted by:Atit Patel on 29th October 2013 at 03:58 AM GMT

Check out early space definition from Team-CUSP

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Team BIM Unlimited - Design Concept Sketch

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 29th October 2013 at 02:17 AM GMT

Team BIM Unlimited, a multinational Vectorworks-powered team based in Japan, the UK, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic is working through the night on design concepts.

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Team SIMSALABIM - Skills Timetable

Posted by:Atit Patel on 29th October 2013 at 02:15 AM GMT

Check the skills timetable posted by Team SIMSALABIm

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Team Hi-Sho the Chillipeppers - Tokyo, Japan

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 29th October 2013 at 02:07 AM GMT

Welcome aboard to our friends in Tokyo!  Here is their team intro video:

 



Team Niven Architects - Whole Lifecycle Costing

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 29th October 2013 at 01:59 AM GMT

Whole lifecycle costing analysis.   $1.06 Billion AUD over 60 years lifecycle.

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Team ZiBsNis - Structural Model

Posted by:Atit Patel on 29th October 2013 at 01:55 AM GMT

Check out the screengrab of the Structual Model of Team ZiBsNis

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BIM Academy - 4D Demolition Animation in Navisworks

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 29th October 2013 at 01:51 AM GMT

Demolishing the existing convention center



BIM Academy - Models WIP

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 29th October 2013 at 01:41 AM GMT

Check out this screengrab of the merged model files of the BIM Academy WIP

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25 Hours to Go in Build Sydney Live 2013!

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 29th October 2013 at 01:03 AM GMT

You are just under half-way through!



The BSL site and surrounding area - Team Niven Architects

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 29th October 2013 at 12:34 AM GMT

This image file of the BSL 2013 site and surrounding area has been published by Team Niven Architects.

The #bimboat is moored at the wharf in the very bottom (center) of the image - just north of the Pyrmont Bridge (which is currently closed by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority due to works related to the decommissioning of the old monorail which ran through the City.) - and next to the 'Big 'Ol Flagpole'.

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Initial Concept Renders from Team Feedback Infra

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 28th October 2013 at 11:56 PM GMT

Looks like this team is going OVER the A4 Western Distributor Freeway!!

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CFD Analysis of Original Site - Team Rice Daubney Obayashi

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 28th October 2013 at 11:43 PM GMT

A Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis of the original site by Team Rice Daubney Obayashi.



Welcome David from BIM Academy

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 28th October 2013 at 08:53 PM GMT

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Good morning Sydney

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 28th October 2013 at 08:49 PM GMT

It's a grey and misty dawn in Sydney Harbour this morning next to the convention center....

 

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Welcome to the Competition!

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 28th October 2013 at 10:19 AM GMT

Teams are starting to publish content into the BSL repository. Over 350 logins so far in the first 8 hours.

A shout out to our sponsors Vectorworks and Graphisoft and Laing O'Rourke!



Get your Site Context

Posted by:Atit Patel on 28th October 2013 at 02:48 AM GMT

Dear Participants and Observers,

Get your Site Context from the Adoddle Collaboration Service.

BSL Site Context

Thanks

Atit



Ready, Set, GO! Build Sydney Live 2013 is a go.

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 28th October 2013 at 01:50 AM GMT

Dear Participants and Observers,

Welcome to our latest Build Live collaborative BIM event - Build Sydney Live 2013.  

The full Design Brief is now available on the Build Sydney Live website - http://www.buildsydneylive.com/brief -  the site context is also loaded in your projects on the Adoddle collaboration server.

We are looking forward to seeing your collaborative designs come in.  We’ll be trying to keep up!

Thanks
Nathan



Welcome Team CUSP!

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 25th October 2013 at 05:22 PM GMT

Team CUSP is a multidisciplinary global team comprising a number of specialist businesses and consultants coming together through BIM procedures to provide a unified approach to problem solving and to have a bit of fun trying new collaboration techniques!

Each business is renowned in their own field, and together the team has expertise in every part of the construction process.

Robin Davis - Architect

Gareth Mason – Architect

Lucy Ashton-Griffin – Architectural Assistant 

Patrick Gillis – BIM Support

Paul Bailey – BIM Support

Steve Rayner – Engineering 

David Symonds- Structures 

Chris Puttick -Building Physics Consultant

Bernadette Lord - Cost Consultant 

David Teddridge – Quantity Surveyor

Steve Paxton – Project Management

Ben Cox – Programming

Danny Yang – BIM Modelling



Welcome to the Singapore based Team ONG & ONG

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 25th October 2013 at 12:06 PM GMT

Team Leader for Team ONG & ONG is Daniels Chandra. Daniels’ team comprises of BIM managers or coordinators and BIM technicians who are trained to assist the various studios with project implementation and to resolve technical issues. Ong & Ong’s Building Information Modelling studio develops the frameworks, standards, project implementation strategies as well as the overall BIM Execution Plans (BEP).



Team CUSP from Stride Treglown join the competition

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 25th October 2013 at 12:00 PM GMT

Stride Treglown is a UK & Abu Dhabi based multi-skilled practice who specialise in a wide range of fields from project management and environmental assessment to landscape and interior architecture. Team Leader: Robin Davis



Captain BIM and First Mate Ryan are en route to BIM Central Yacht to kick start Build Sydney Live

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 25th October 2013 at 11:26 AM GMT

As you read this blog, Nathan Doughty, Asite’s COO who will be captain of the Adoddle Yacht for the duration of Build Sydney Live and his First Mate, Tony Ryan (Asite’s CEO) are on a 24 hour journey to Sydney from Asite’s HQ in London. The Adoddle yacht will act as the headquarters for the  competition and will be moored in Cockle Bay Marina in Sydney, Australia. Bon Voyage guys – we can’t wait to set sail!!!



Notice to all Participants & Observers

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 24th October 2013 at 06:56 AM GMT

Guidance notes on the utilisation of Asite’s Adoddle platform are now available on the links below.  These notes will show you how to use the platform to either participate or to just observe and are available in the PDF and Word formats:

 


All aboard Team Sweett from India

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 24th October 2013 at 06:44 AM GMT

Sweett Group is a well distinguished and reputable group known for its Project Management, Quantity Surveying & Cost Management services around the globe and is public listed in UK. Our service deliver model is to use “International Best Practices and Systems and deliver it through experienced local expertise. We Have introduced BIM Department to our group.

 

The Sweett India team members participating in BSL are:

 

Mr Asim Zafar

Mr Anwar Iqbal

Mr Vibhu Sankhyan

Mr Akhtar

Mr Aamir

Mr Gaurav Singh

Mr Faraz

Mr Shehnawaz

Mr Danish



Well….Hello…. Hi-Sho, the Chilipeppers from Japan!

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 24th October 2013 at 06:41 AM GMT

We welcome aboard Team Hi-Sho, The Chilipeppers who hail from Obayashi Corporation in Japan. Obayashi Corporation, with its history of around 120 years, is one of the world's leading construction contractors and Japan's leading listed companies. Leveraging its core competence, technology, it provides construction services and such construction related services as engineering and urban development.

 

Team Members include:

Yasuo Ichii

Tatsuji Kimura

Keisuke Fujiwara

Shun Takayama

Rentaro Hashimoto



Welcoming another Aussie team, Sydney based Team RubySketch

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 23rd October 2013 at 04:34 PM GMT

RubySketch is an online library of 3D models free for architects, builders and designers to download to use in their designs. The library provides models in many formats including Revit, Archicad, Sketchup & 3ds. Many of their models contain BIM information making them even better for your design. Rubysketch is the result of team leader, Andrew, recognising how important 3D Models and BIM are to his building business and his wanting to improve their availability to other end users. Team members include: Aryan Sharifim, Smriti Dhungel, Andrew Dwight, Adam Perring, Grant Ogg.



Build Sydney Live After Party at The Helm Bar, Cocklebay Marina, Sydney: Wed 30th Oct – 6pm onward

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 22nd October 2013 at 03:08 PM GMT

Join the Build Sydney Live team and sponsors to celebrate the culmination of the 2013 event on the upper deck at The Helm Bar, which offers a slick yet spacious spot overlooking Cockle Bay. Kick back and relax with a top-class cocktail and watch the world go by. Click here for a map.


Please RSVP HERE should you wish to attend the After Party. Limited amount of tickets available

 



Call to lone participants who are looking to Join a Team:

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 22nd October 2013 at 03:00 PM GMT

Simsalabim 2012 was a unique opportunity to collaborate like professionals in multiple countries and grasp a bit of the most advance cloud based BIM products for collaboration in the building chain and .IFC (document) exchange.

This year Bim collaboration is taking us to Sydney Australia/Asia for a new event. Are there still freelancers, home workers or company stars who want to experience this environment? Lets connect !

In short we can use input from the whole building chain: -Architects (archicad) car pullers, sketch experts, green and gold and lean specialities, -Finishing touch designers (rendered images), -Interior designers (archicad) -Presentation specialists, -AEC (UK) BIM protocol hero’s, -Landscape specialists (capable of .ifc exchange), -Structural or Static construction engineers for input on sketch-base, -MEP specialists, -Designers preferred Tekla Structures or Nemetschek Vectorworks known to work in 3D and exchange in .IFC like: steel detailing, precast detailing,  autocad production drawings, technical installations, electrical, -Input from -General contractor.
SO SIGN UP, learn, participate and show your skills and make new connections!
2013 SIMSALABIM Team-members so far are:

 
  1. Leo Rieswijk  structural drawing expert Tekla precast concrete, wood and Team coordinator – Holland
  2. Dragan Zdravkovic  Lead Structural & Architectural Design Engineer, Technical Office Engineer, Site Supervisor, Project Engineer and Project Manager – Serbia
  3. Bran Mihai  Structural design Engineer, Tekla steel Specialist – Romania
  4. Moustafa El-Shindidy  Architectual and Urban designer, Commercial negotiations, Planner – Egypt
  5. Michael Scarmack  BIM, Integrated Project Delivery, Ecological and Economic Design, Architectural Design, Project Management including scheduling and budgeting, construction oversight – columbus Ohio USA
  6. Apollo Spiliotis  Project Architect, BIM specialist, £D-Vizualisation and Tech writer New York US

 

Our goal is to get in-between 10-15 Team members – so please register here and select the category ‘Find me a team’



Sailing in from Latvia – Team ZIBSNIS!

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 22nd October 2013 at 02:56 PM GMT

ZIBSNIS is made up from a collaboration of 2 companies in Latvia, InfoERA and A.R.T. projects, who are the first in the Baltics to implement an innovative complex approach to designing. Their specialists are working with the state-of-the-art designing technologies: they create in the BIM – BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING - environment. They were also the first company in Latvia that was able to fully transfer the process of developing the technical documentation to 3D format. Team members are:


Aigars Kanders, Iva Mileika, Andris Tomsons, Liva Tomsone, Kristaps Mikelsons, Edgars Mucenieks  



Attention all Teams – Training webinar dates for Adoddle

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 22nd October 2013 at 02:47 PM GMT

These webinars will be for participants to receive basic training on how to login to Adoddle, access BSL info, and publish materials.

Please use the links below to register for the region you are located in:

Location:  Date:   Local Time: Link:
Sydney Thurs, 24th Oct  3pm - AEDT Time https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8045369926410561025
UK/USA Thurs, 24th Oct  3pm - UK Time https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6353577773030872833


Introducing Team Meinhardt…

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 22nd October 2013 at 11:50 AM GMT

Ranked among the largest independent engineering consulting firms globally by revenue, Meinhardt have over 3,500 consultants working in offices across Australia, Greater China, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Middle East and North Africa and the United Kingdom. Meinhardt’s award-winning projects have garnered recognition internationally and these awards serve to affirm an unrivalled reputation for innovative and inspiring engineering solutions. In the last five years, they have won over 90 awards globally.

Team Member: Barry Orr



Build Sydney Live 2013 - High-Level Design Brief

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 21st October 2013 at 04:30 PM GMT

Dear BSL Participants,

As promised we would like to start sharing more details about this year’s Design Brief.  We will be drip-feeding a bit more info to you over the course of the coming week, leading up to the full detailed brief just prior to the start of the competition.

The site is a high-profile component of the Darling Harbour Revitalisation Scheme encompassing 19 hectares within the overall master-plan for the scheme. The brief will require teams to prove an alternative detailed design for the International Convention Centre Sydney.

A key goal of the design deliverables will be demonstrating that the construction phase will contribute ‘Zero Carbon’ built environment. Your design and constructability documentation should be in line with the goals of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and in compliance with Greenstar to a rating level of 6 Star (World Leader level) for the project.   See http://www.gbca.org.au/green-star/green-star-overview/  for more information on Green Star.

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High-Level Design Brief

The International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney)

Overview

 
  • You should provide a design for a new International Convention Centre for Sydney as part of the specified 19 Hectare area of Darling Harbour Live project.  This site is indicated in the image above as enclosed within the solid blue lines.
  • The site is split into two main areas – Bayside and Parkside.  The site currently contains two structures – one at Bayside and the other at Parkside.  The structure at Parkside is situated underneath the overpasses for the A4 Western Distributor Freeway.  The Parkside area of the site is shaded in orange in the above image and the Bayside in purple.
  • Incorporate demolition of the existing Convention Centre Building structures from Bayside and Parkside to establish a new Convention Centre covering the existing area (Bayside and Parkside).
  • The ground cover area for the new ICC is 19,000 square meters.
  • Design one unified building model for both the Bayside and Parkside areas of the site, taking into account the existing road infrastructure of the site (A4 Freeway) which must not be altered.
  • Total convention capacity to facilitate more than 12,000 people. It should include separate convention spaces for up to 2,500, up to 1,000 and up to 750 people
  • Design should be in compliance with Greenstar Level 6 Star as set out by the GBCA
  • There is an existing underground car parking garage beneath the neighbouring ICC Exhibition Centre building structure. You should extend this facility underneath the Parkside area of the site to add space for 400 cars. Entry and egress should be located off of Darling Drive.

 

Design Requirements

 
  • Design requirements are provided in multiple formats as follows:
     
    • BSL2013-brief.xls
    • BSL2013-brief-spaces.pdf
    • BSL2013-brief_fromCOBie2.ifc
    • BSL2013-Design-Brief.pptx
    • BSL2013-Site.pdf
    • BSL2013-site.ifc
  • Gross areas may be varied by  +/- 10%

 

Materials Required in Submission

To be announced.

Please note that this is not the full and final brief (as of 21-October).  Further details will be added.  Stay tuned for more!

Please check out the Darling Harbour Live website for more information on the surrounding area and detail about the overall masterplan for this revitalization project.

http://www.darlingharbourlive.com.au/

Thanks,
Nathan

 

 



Introducing Team Rice Daubney + Obayashi Corporation - The Australian-Japanese Collaboration…

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 21st October 2013 at 11:44 AM GMT

The team includes architects from Rice Daubney, Australian architectural design firm, and design and construction professionals from Obayashi Corporation, a Japanese general contractor. Obayashi Corporation, with its history of around 120 years, is one of the world's leading construction contractors and Japan's leading listed companies.. Rice Daubney is a creative firm for architecture, planning and design with experience spanning 36 years across Australia and Asia. Team members consist of:

Bruce Walker, Stefano Cottini, Emilie Hustaix, Jonathan Lindsay, Paul Brodala, Stuart Aslett, Elizabeth Clark, Stephan Langella, Brendon Reid, Mehdi Blanchard, David Austin, Jun Nakajima, Tetsumi Watanabe, Makoto Yakiyama, Yuki Takahashi,  Eiko Nakazawa, Tetsu Kondo                 



Team Feedback Infra from India sign up to compete!

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 17th October 2013 at 12:42 PM GMT

Welcome aboard Team Feedback Infra from India, we wish all the members the best of luck! As a leading professional and technical services firm in the infrastructure sector in India, Feedback Infra provides best practices in infrastructure development across many sectors. The team members consist of:

Vivek Agrawal

Sanjay Mandal

Siddhartha Mahato

Vineet kumar

Aritra Sarbajna

Pankaj Kumar

MA Rehman

Tanweer Hussain



A Shout out to another one of our UK Teams - Team Niven

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 16th October 2013 at 06:11 AM GMT

A very enthusiastic Team Niven are based in Darlington in the United Kingdom and are a collection of award winning industry leading construction professionals. Pushing the Boundaries of Design and BIM through Architecture and University Based Research. Team members are:

Johnathan Munkley – Niven Architects

Teesside University – Teesside UK

Spatial Designer – Interior Architecture – Harrogate UK



Australian team ‘Collaborate ANZ’ participating in competition

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 15th October 2013 at 07:23 AM GMT

We’re pleased to introduce our next team who hail from the architectural practice BVN Donovan Hill in Australia. BVN Donovan Hill is one of Australia’s largest architectural practices, widely acknowledged for award-winning design across a broad and diverse portfolio in Australia and overseas. BVN Donovan Hill are a national and international practice working as one, integrated studio. Their innovative technology infrastructure enables individuals in different studios to work on the same project in real time and draw upon the collective resources, and specialist skills and expertise within the practice. This ‘one studio’ model also means that the right people are matched to each project, irrespective of geographical location.



Team CO-OP from Brisbane join the race

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 15th October 2013 at 07:21 AM GMT

We are happy to introduce Team CO-OP who are based in Brisbane, Australia and hail from the company ML Design. ML Design are a recognised leader in Architecture, Master Planning, Urban Design and Interior Design, creating exceptional solutions through collaboration, imagination and intelligence and their members are Chris Thomson, Ravi Karan; Mark Yuen and Erik Lundberg



BIM-in-a-BOX to represent U.S.A. in Build Sydney Live 2013

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 11th October 2013 at 12:07 PM GMT

BIM IN A BOX is the first U.S.-based team to have joined Build Sydney Live 2013. Their team members are all employees of the company IN THE NICK OF TIME who have offices based in the state of Missouri, and I’m sure they’ll be flying the Stars & Stripes very proudly!



Welcome to all the Teams!

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 10th October 2013 at 12:36 PM GMT

Time is fast running out to get your teams registered but that said we’re delighted to announce that just under 20 teams registered so far for Build Sydney Live 2013! The competition is going to be stiff to say the least! We're going to start introducing the teams to the audience via the blog in alphabetical order.

The first team up is BIM Academy whom are mostly UK based. BIM Academy combines industry experience and academic knowledge to create a centre of excellence in Building Information Modelling (BIM). Their team includes design and construction professionals, senior academics, research graduates and technologists experienced in the practical application of BIM. The team consists of the following members:

BIM Academy

Ryder Architecture

AECOM ANZ

Stay tuned for more updates!



Welcome aboard GRAPHISOFT Australia!

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 03rd October 2013 at 01:58 PM GMT

We’re very proud to announce that GRAPHISOFT Australia will be our Prize Award Sponsor for  Build Sydney Live 2013, the world’s premier collaborative openBIM event, bringing together design professionals and experts across the globe to create the most elegant solutions based on a design brief for an internationally recognised site in Sydney.



BuildingSMART Australasia supports Build Sydney Live

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 03rd October 2013 at 01:18 PM GMT

We’d like to thank our friends at BuildingSMART Australasia for their ongoing support of both the OpenBIM initiative and in particular the Build Live events. Build Sydney Live is a virtual OpenBIM design competition free for all participants and the purpose is to raise the profile of interoperability, the OpenBIM agenda, and the international use of IFC. Build Live events have helped to create the OpenBIM initiative since 2008 across all four successful events so far – London 2008, London 2009, London 2012 and Qatar 2012. http://buildingsmart.org.au/



Global collaborative openBIM event Build Sydney Live sets sail for Australia

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 27th September 2013 at 02:36 PM GMT

The world's leading collaborative design competition launches with a splash!


Global SaaS company Asite and co-organizers Building Smart Australasia today announced that the venue for BIM Central for the Build Sydney Live collaborative BIM competition will be a yacht moored in bustling Cockle Bay Marina in Darling Harbour, Sydney.


For those who have not yet been involved in a Build Live event – BIM Central is the event headquarters –where the team coordination is done and the live streaming of the event is managed. In the past this has been in architecturally significant venues in London and in Doha, Qatar. This time the organizers are doing something just a little bit different. BIM Central is going mobile from a yacht in Sydney Harbour. Asite will be rigging the boat up with the connectivity needed to coordinate a global Collaborative BIM event and just to prove that Collaborative BIM is possible no matter where you are Asite will do so while sailing Sydney Harbour!

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In the evenings the yacht will be moored at Cockle Bay Marina in Darling Harbour - http://www.cocklebaymarina.com.au/ and all interested parties in the Sydney area will be invited to come along. Nathan Doughty of Asite said, 'Tony Ryan our CEO and I will live and work aboard for the week and the beers will be on us once the designing is done. We're looking forward to mobile collaborative BIM on a boat with this year's global teams!'


The location of the mooring is ideal – as the design brief for this year's competition will be centered nearby within the most high-profile urban project in Australia at the moment.


Build Sydney Live 2013 is a 48 hour virtual design collaboration starting on Monday, October 28th 2013 - Noon AEDT (UTC +11) and running through to Wednesday, October 30th 2013 - Noon AEDT (UTC +11).


What is a BUILD LIVE Event?
New technology is revolutionizing the way buildings are designed and how the public can be engaged in the process. By using the power of collaborative working in the cloud and international developments in interoperability, Build Sydney Live will demonstrate the power of these new paradigms for architecture, engineering, planning and construction. Through cloud-based collaboration the event is open to worldwide participation.


The Challenge
On October 28th - Noon AEDT, a specially chosen and internationally known site in Sydney will be announced, along with a brief for a significant multi-use development. All the key information will be published in interoperable formats. Teams will be free to exploit any interoperable technology and to add updates to a public collaboration site and all visitors will be free to comment. Teams will be asked to develop an outline proposal by midday on the Wednesday. The event will conclude at midday on Wednesday and will be followed by presentations to the press and a final jury will make a number of awards.


Teams
Teams from around the world are invited to register in advance. The timetable is designed to allow people to contribute within their normal working hours or outside.

Awards
Awards will be given in three categories. Prizes that include free software licenses will be announced by the sponsors prior to the event.



Laing O’Rourke are all aboard!

Posted by:Tracey Saunders on 27th September 2013 at 10:44 AM GMT

We are excited to welcome Laing O’Rourke aboard as Silver sponsors. Laing O’Rourke are part of the Novo Rail transport alliance and are working as part of a team to deliver a substantial portfolio of over $1Billion infrastructure work over Sydney’s local rail network.



Announcing Build Sydney Live 2013

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 23rd May 2013 at 02:47 PM GMT

Announcing Build Sydney Live 2013 - October 28th - 30th

48 hours to make design work for Sydney!

Event Dates

This is a 48 hour virtual design collaboration starting on Monday, October 28th 2013 - Noon AEDT (UTC +11) and running through to Wednesday, October 30th 2013 - Noon AEDT (UTC +11).

What is a BUILD LIVE Event?

New technology is revolutionising the way buildings are designed and how the public can be engaged in the process. By using the power of collaborative working in the cloud and international developments in interoperability, Build Sydney Live will demonstrate the power of these new paradigms for architecture, engineering, planning and construction. Through cloud-based collaboration the event is open to worldwide participation.

The Challenge

On October 28th - Noon AEDT, a specially chosen and internationally known site in Sydney will be announced, along with a brief for a significant multi-use development. All the key information will be published in interoperable formats. Teams will be free to exploit any interoperable technology and to add updates to a public collaboration-site and all visitors will be free to comment.

Teams will be asked to develop an outline proposal by midday on the Wednesday.  The event will conclude at midday on Wednesday and will be followed by presentations to the press and a final jury will make a number of awards.

Teams

Teams from around the world are invited to register in advance. The timetable is designed to allow people to contribute within their normal working hours or outside.

Awards

Awards will be made under three categories. Prizes that include free software licences will be announced by the sponsors prior to the event.