Building on the success of the live
design events held in Boston, Rotterdam, and the largest ever BIMStorm
event in Los Angeles that occurred this January, AEC3 UK, Asite and
Onuma/CADVisual are announcing BIMSTORM Build London Live.
This is a 48 hour virtual design collaboration
starting at midday on Tuesday 24th June 2008 and running through to
a finish on midday Thursday 26th June. The concluding press conference,
also delivered on line via video link, will be hosted at BIM Central London in the Woolwich Arsenal at 2pm (UK BST) Thursday
26th June and will be followed by a drinks reception for participants, interested observers, and press. This will coincide with the Second London International buildingSMART conference to be held at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
What is a BIMSTORM BUILD LIVE
New technology can revolutionise the
way buildings are designed and how the public can be engaged in the
process. By using the power of collaborative working, the web and international
developments in interoperability, ‘BIMStorm Build LONDON Live’
will show the power of these new paradigms for architecture, engineering,
planning and construction. By working across the web the event is open
to world wide participation.
At midday on Tuesday 24th June, a specially
chosen and internationally recognisable site in London 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 web-site. All visitors to the web-site will be free to comment.
The launch will coincide with the start
of the Government session of the Second London International buildingSMART
and a short live presentation will be made after the initial keynote
speech, to brief the delegates. Teams will be asked to develop an outline
proposal by midday on the Wednesday. The delegates to the main Conference
session will be asked comment on the schemes available, so that the
Teams can respond in the following 24 hours with more detail and with
any costing and environmental assessments. The final session will conclude
at midday and shortly afterwards presentations to the press and a final
jury will make a number of awards.
the UK, Europe and International are invited to register in advance.
They will be given access to Asite as a common collaboration system
and to Onuma Planning System for early planning and collaborative programming
capabilities. Design Collaboration will be conducted through the collaboration
systems. Progress being made will be visible to all and open for comment
as it happens by a large audience, both live at the RIBA and on-line
around the world. There is no requirement to be present in London, though
teams may want to be present for the Awards ceremony.
Participants can form teams across
the globe or within Europe or UK as they choose. The timetable is designed
to allow people to contribute within their normal working hours or outside.
Awards will be made under three categories.
Prizes that include free software licences
will be announced by the sponsors prior to the event. See the Awards section for detail on the judging criteria.