The next Asite-backed BuildLive collaborative BIM competition is to take place from Monday 28 October through to Wednesday 30 October 2013 (slightly earlier than notified in June). As in previous editions – BuildLondonLive (in 2008, 2009 and May 2012) and BuildQatarLive (November 2012) – the event is open to international teams of building information modelling practitioners to demonstrate their BIM expertise and collaborate in the design and engineering of a project. The design brief for BuildSydneyLive will focus on a high-profile urban project in Sydney, Australia – which seems like a good excuse for the Asite boys to bob around on the waters of Sydney Harbour!
Yes, “BIM Central” for the competition will be a yacht moored in Cockle Bay Marina in Darling Harbour, Sydney – the rationale being that this is a good way also to demonstrate mobile collaboration. Asite will be rigging the boat up with the connectivity needed to coordinate a global collaborative BIM competition. Nathan Doughty says:
“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!”
On 28 October, at noon local time, 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 have 48 hours to develop an outline proposal.