Rules & Prizes

1. GENERAL PRESENTATION​

Organizer

The initiator of this project is Nemetschek Romania Sales & Support SRL.

Brief

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. 

Tasks

JUNIOR SECTION:

Participants in this section must submit one of their own projects that meets the requirements of one of the following categories: urban planning, architecture, building facilities. The full task for each category can be found HERE.

SENIOR SECTION - Phase 1:

Participants in this section must submit one of their own projects that meets the requirements of one of the following categories: urban planning, architecture, structure, building facilities, infrastructure - road design and bridge design. The full task for each category can be found HERE.

SENIOR SECTION - Phase 2:

The winners of Phase 1 will become part of a BIM team and work on a common interdisciplinary project. The task will be posted on the competition website after the winners of Phase 1 are announced. 

Calendar

01/05/2017 the competition is launched, start of the registration period

13/07/2017 12:00 pm EEST project submission deadline for the Junior section and phase 1 of the Senior section

13-17/07/2017 the jury evaluates the entries

18/07/2017 the winners of the Junior section and phase 1 of the Senior section are announced

19/07/2017 phase 2 task and teams are announced

23-30/07/2017 Allplan summer school 2017, teams begin working on the interdisciplinary project

30/09/2017 12:00 pm EEST project submission deadline for phase 2 of the Senior section

01-15/09/2017 the jury evaluates the entries

01-15/10/2017 award ceremony - the exact date will be announced on the competition website

2. PARTICIPANTS

Eligibility

The competition is open to highschool 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.

Restrictions

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

3. REGISTRATION

No fee or other payment will be required of those entering the competition (highschool 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 highschool / university ID when entering the competition.

 

After registration each participant will receive a unique registration number (ID code) which will show on every presentation layout.

Please REGISTER HERE

4. DOCUMENTS and GRAPHIC MATERIALS

Content

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.  

Format

All entries must use the layout (download it HERE) 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:

  • JUNIOR

    • Urban Planning - 2 layouts;
    • Architecture - 2 layouts;​
    •  Building Facilities - 2 layouts; 

  • SENIORS

    • Urban Planning - 2 layouts;​

    • Architecture - 2 layouts;

    • Structure - 2 layouts;

    • Building Facilities - 2 layouts;

    • Infrastructure Roads - 2 layouts;

    • Infrastructure Bridges - maximum 11 layouts;

All the required panels will be saved as a single PDF file with multiple pages, which will be no larger than 50MB.

Language

All the presentation layouts must without exception be drafted in either English or Romanian (this includes texts, legends and reports). 

Submission

Participants must send their projects until July 13th 2017, 12:00pm EEST through the form on the competition website. The submission page will be active after the registration period is over. 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_ARCH001).

  • 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_ARCH001.zip).

5. PRIZES

The prizes for the JUNIOR section will be the following:

 

  • 1st & 2nd prize - internship at Nemetschek Romania;

There will be 2 positions for each category (Urban Planning, Architecture, Building Facilities)

The prizes for the SENIOR section - phase 1 will be the following:

  • 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 2017 which includes: accommodation for 7 nights and an advanced training course.

The prizes for the SENIOR section - phase 2 will be the following: 

  • The Grand Prize - full commercial licences for each of the 5 members of the winning team​.​

    • URBAN PLANNING​ - Allplan Design + Terrain

    • ARCHITECTURE - Allplan Architecture

    • STRUCTURE - Allplan Engineering

    • BUILDING FACILITIES - Allplan Architecture Basic + AX3000

    • INFRASTRUCTURE - Allplan Engineering + CADICS

6. JURY

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 jury for the SENIOR section will be international and it will be determined during the competiton.

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.

Confidentiality

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.

 

Disqualification reasons

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.

Litigations

By registering in the BIM Challenge competition, participants agree to all the rules and conditions specified in this Regulation.

The jury results are undeniable.

​8. CONTACT

 

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.