1. GENERAL PRESENTATION
The initiator of this competition is Nemetschek Romania Sales & Support SRL.
The BIM Challenge is an international competition which is part of BIM for STUDENTS, a project aiming to promote the BIM (Building Information Modelling) concept in the academic environment.
The competition supports innovation, creativity, and efficiency as well as BIM skills while offering the senior students the unique opportunity to work on a common interdisciplinary project from the concept to the detailing phase. Students will have to deal with technical issues, but they will also learn about teamwork, communication skills and cost-effective architectural and engineering design.
Our goal is not only to give students a set of CAD-based skills but more importantly show them how to tackle themes like sustainability, energy efficiency or financial accessibility while negotiating their solutions with team members specialized in other fields.
Participants in this section must submit one of their own projects (a school project is recommended, but not mandatory) that meets the requirements of one of the following categories: urban planning, architecture, building facilities. The full tasks for each category will be available HERE starting on February 14th, 2018.
SENIOR SECTION - Phase 1:
Participants in this section must submit one of their own projects (a school project is recommended, but not mandatory) that meets the requirements of one of the following categories: urban planning, architecture, structure, building facilities, infrastructure - road design and/or bridge design. The full task for each category will be available HERE starting on February 14th, 2018.
SENIOR SECTION - Phase 2:
The winners of Phase 1 will become part of a BIM team and work on a common interdisciplinary project. Teams will have the following specialties:
architecture + structure + building facilities (the team will improve and detail the architecture project from phase 1 and base the structure and building facilities projects on it);
urban planning + infrastructure (the team will improve and detail the urban planning project from phase 1 and base the infrastructure project on it).
The full task will be posted on the competition website after the winners of Phase 1 are announced.
01/03/2018 the competition is launched, REGISTER NOW
01/07/2018 end of the registration period
10/07/2018 12:00 pm EEST project submission deadline for the Junior section and phase 1 of the Senior section
11-15/07/2018 the jury evaluates the entries
16/07/2018 the winners of the Junior section and phase 1 of the Senior section are announced
17/07/2018 phase 2 task and teams are announced
30/07-05/08/2018 Allplan summer school 2018, teams begin working on the interdisciplinary project
10/09/2018 12:00 pm EEST project submission deadline for phase 2 of the Senior section
11-19/09/2018 the jury evaluates the entries
20-30/10/2018 award ceremony - the exact date will be announced on the competition website
The competition is open to high school students and university students - MA+BA in the fields of urban planning, architecture, civil engineering, building facilities and infrastructure - road and bridge design. There is no age limit but a proof of student status is required.
The projects in the Junior section and in phase 1 of the Senior section will be carried out individually.
The following are not eligible to take part in the competition:
any person professionally associated with the organizer (current employees)
members of the competition jury or any person related to the competition jury
members of the organizing staff
No fee or other payment will be required of those entering the competition (high school and university students - BA+MA - in the fields of urban planning, architecture, civil engineering, building facilities and infrastructure - road and bridge design). In order to prove the student status, each participant will be required to submit a photo or scan of a high school/university ID when entering the competition.
After registration, each participant will receive a unique registration number (ID code) which MUST SHOW on every presentation layout.
Please REGISTER HERE.
4. DOCUMENTS and GRAPHIC MATERIALS
The participants will respect the required content of the presentation layouts as specified in the task for each category.
Graphic elements (plans, elevations, sections, etc.) will have descriptive texts in English or Romanian and will respect the specified scale where applicable. It is allowed to use a different scale as long as the graphic elements are readable.
All entries must use the official competition layout (available soon) and the unique registration number provided by the organizer. The unique registration number must show on each presentation layout and it will be the only identification element on the presentation. No names of participants, schools or countries are allowed on any part of the submitted material.
Depending on each category, each participant will use the number of layouts recommended in their specific task:
- Urban Planning - maximum 2 layouts;
- Architecture - maximum 2 layouts;
Building Facilities - maximum 2 layouts;
Urban Planning - maximum 4 layouts;
Architecture - maximum 4 layouts;
Structure - maximum 8 layouts;
Building Facilities - maximum 4 layouts;
Infrastructure Roads - maximum 10 layouts;
Infrastructure Bridges - maximum 10 layouts;
All the required panels will be saved as a single PDF file with multiple pages, which will be no larger than 50MB.
All the presentation layouts must without exception be drafted in either English or Romanian (this includes texts, legends, and reports).
Participants must send their projects until July 10th, 2018, 12:00 pm EEST through the form on the competition website. The submission page will be active after the registration period is over. You need to register for the competition before submitting your work. The project must be submitted in two formats:
PDF - all the required layouts will be saved as a single PDF file with multiple pages, which will be no larger than 50 MB. Participants will upload the PDF file directly on the competition website, in the Submit your project form. The name of the file will be composed of the name of the category and the unique registration number (ex. JUNIOR_BIM000).
Allplan (zip+inf) - participants will upload the project to a third party service (Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, etc.) and send the link in the Submit your project form. Make sure the permissions are correctly set so we can download your project. The name of the project will be composed of the name of the category and the unique registration number (ex. JUNIOR_BIM000.zip).
The prizes for the JUNIOR section will be announced on the competition website in the PRIZES section.
The prizes for the SENIOR section - phase 1 will be announced on the competition website in the Prizes section.
The first three winners of each category (Urban Planning, Architecture, Structure, Building Facilities, and Infrastructure) will advance to Phase 2 and they will form 3 BIM teams. Each of these participants wins an invitation to the Summer School 2018 which includes: accommodation for 7 nights and an advanced training course.
The prizes for the SENIOR section - phase 2 will be announced on the competition website in the Prizes section.
The jury for the JUNIOR section and the SENIOR section, phase 1, will be formed of:
BIM specialists - Allplan trainers employed by Nemetschek Romania Sales&Support;
architects, urban planners, and engineers - partners of Nemetschek Romania Sales&Support.
The members of the jury will be announced directly on the competition website, in the JURY section.
7. LEGAL PROVISIONS
Copyright and project ownership
The participants retain copyright (moral rights) to their designs.
The rights of ownership of all the submitted competition entries belong to the authors of the projects. By submitting their entries, all participants agree that the organizer has the right to use and publish their work on the organizer’s webpages, at exhibitions, presentations and in advertising campaigns regarding the competition or the organizer’s activities. In these cases, the organizer is obliged to mention the name of the author, but there will be no financial or other liability between the organizer and participant.
Participants are not allowed to contact the members of the jury about the competition or their own project.
Participants are not allowed to publish their project in online or offline media before the results of the competition are announced.
Organizers will keep the contents of the projects and their authors confidential before the given deadlines when the winners are announced.
Participants who do not respect the deadlines listed in the Calendar section of this regulation will be disqualified.
If the conditions listed in the Format, Language and Submission section are not met, the participant will be disqualified.
All the submitted material must belong to the participant. Competitors not respecting copyright (using images, texts or drawn elements from other projects without the contest of the original author) will be disqualified from the competition.
The main and mandatory condition is that the submitted projects are modeled using the BIM software Allplan. Competitors not submitting their project in Allplan format, those importing complete and partial models from other software to Allplan and submitting them as Allplan projects will be disqualified.
By registering in the BIM Challenge competition, participants agree to all the rules and conditions specified in this Regulation.
The jury results are undeniable.
All contact with the organizers (whether to request clarifications or for other purposes) will be made directly on the competition website, through the CONTACT page or on the FORUM page. All inquiries will be addressed in maximum 2 working days.
The competition website will not be used to resolve specific issues in Allplan. Check the NEWS section to find out about the latest training courses, the TUTORIALS section for recent video tutorials and the Facebook group Q&A Allplan for any issues regarding the software.