48 Hour International BIM Competition

September 14, 2011

It is a rare opportunity to collaborate with the leaders in BIM, let alone assemble a handpicked team. The Bim-Buzz 48hr international BIM Competition hosted by BuildingSMART Singapore and BCA allowed Ellivo Architects, ADG Engineers, Hutchinson Builders, Siganto & Stacey Engineers and Mitchell Brandtman Quantity Surveyors to refine their BIM skills and protocols of working together, while competing internationally with teams from around the world.

This international competition asked entrants to design and document an 18 storey hotel and commercial development located along the Kallang River, Singapore. Within the 48 hours teams were provided with a detailed brief and were required to complete a fully co-ordinated BIM model for the vacant 8195sqm site.

At the conclusion of the 48 hours, the ‘Dream Team’ produced a fully integrated model included architectural, structural, building services design & calculations, sun & wind analysis & consumption data, constructability analysis, model checking, clash detection, 4D planning and demonstrated the collaborative capability of BIM and its benefits for creativity, innovation and sustainability. Stay tuned in the coming months for the results and findings from this competition.