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India BIM Student Competition


About the Competition

I–BIM Forum in association with Autodesk, academic partners and industry sponsors strive to provide architecture, civil engineering and construction management students the skills and tools needed to succeed in their chosen profession of delivery and maintenance of the built environment. In an effort to inspire learning through a real-world situation, organizers are challenging students to create architectural and structural designs of a Campus Wellness Centre in a major urban centre in India. Using the Autodesk BIM portfolio of Products, specifically Autodesk® Revit® Architecture and Autodesk® Revit® Structure software. Student teams (3 student’s per team) from all over India are invited to submit their innovative and sustainable designs for judging by jury of professionals, first at the Regional and then at the National level.

About I-BIM

India Building Information Modelling (I-BIM) is a pan-India forum formed by like-minded academics to promote usage of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Indian Construction Sector. I-BIM forum envisions architecture, engineering, and construction fraternity working together to deliver best value in the built environment via the use of BIM and Integrated Project Delivery. This forum is spearheaded by academics from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IITKGP), Sir JJ College of Architecture (Sir JJ), School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi (SPA), and National Institute of Technology (NIT) Hamirpur. I-BIM undertakes activities that bring together expertise from leading AEC companies and educational institutions across India to explore the impacts of advanced digital technologies in construction, the skills needed to drive their adoption and use, and the educational environments that will supply future industry professionals. One of the primary activities of the forum is to motivate current and future students to embrace advanced digital technologies and create a “gene pool” ready for taking the Indian Construction industry into the digital age.

For the I-BIM student competition, an Academic Advisory Committee, providing technical guidance and oversight has been formed. The Academic Advisory Committee consists of the following members:

  • Professor Anil Sawhney, IIT Delhi
  • Professor K C Iyer, IIT Delhi
  • Professor Koshy Varghese, IIT Madras
  • Professor Virendra Kumar Paul, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
  • Professor B K Sengupta, IIT Kharagpur
  • Professor Rajiv Mishra, Sir J J College of Architecture
  • Dr. Ashwin Mahalingam, IIT Madras
  • Dr. Sutapa Das, IIT Kharagpur
  • Dr. Vijay Kumar Bansal, NIT Hamirpur

Structure of the Competition

Structure of the competitionThe inaugural India BIM Student Competition 2011 will be conducted on both the Regional and National levels:

The top three teams from each of the regional competition selected by the jury will then go on to participate in National Competition to be held in Mumbai on 15th October, 2011.

Design Brief for Competition

The Design Brief would be available on 1st August 2011. Thank you for registering. Registration is now open.

Competition Details

Starting 4th July 2011, students can form their teams and register [Link to registration page] to participate in the event.

The Registration period will close on the 31st July 2011.

On 1st August 2011, the Competition Design Brief would be available on the I-BIM website. The student teams on/before the finish date of the regional competition (31st August 2011), will have to upload their submissions using the secure website as per the submission guidelines provided in the Rules and Regulations page.

These submissions will be assessed by the jury members. On the selected date of the event, selected student teams will be invited to the respective campus of the regional host institution, where they will present their submissions to the jury. Winning submissions will be announced on the same day at the end of the event. At the regional level, a jury of industry professionals and academia will judge the competition entries and decide the three winners.

Regional winners will be invited to participate in the national level competition. Changes to student teams will not be allowed at this stage. No new entries will be allowed to participate in this stage of the competition.

The national level competition will be conducted as follows:

  1. Twelve (top three teams from each region) winning teams will utilize the jury input received by them at the regional level competition, so as to improve and enhance their entries. These revised entries will be entered into the national competition through the I-BIM website as per the submission guidelines.
    1. National Level Competition Dates:
      1. Start date – 25th September 2012.
      2. End date – 10th October 20112.
  2. A jury of five nationally renowned industry experts will judge the national submissions provided by the student teams
  3. On the National Competition Day, the teams will present their entries in front of the judging panel and other invitees
  4. The judging panel will judge and announce the top three winning teams on the same day.