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India BIM Student Competition

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Entry & Submission


Important Dates
Registration Opens4 July 2011
Registration Closes31 July 2011
Design Brief Available1 August 2011
Regional Level Competition
Entry Opens4 August 2011
Entry Closes31 August 2011
North Region Event Date17 September 2011
South Region Event Date19 September 2011
East Region Event Date21 September 2011
West Region Event Date23 September 2011
National Level Competition
Entry Opens25 September 2011
Entry Closes10 October 2011
National Competition Event15 October 2011

Judging Criteria

The jury members for the regional and national competition will use the following judging criteria:

  • Originality (30 percent, 15 points possible)
  • Clear and easily comprehensible design - both architectural and structural (20 percent, 10 points possible)
  • Cleverness and appropriate use of both Autodesk® Revit® software in the final design (20 percent, 10 point possible)
  • Demonstration that the student teams have met the competition objectives (20 percent, 10 points possible)
    • To develop the Campus Wellness Centre to meet the needs of the campus community
    • To research, respond to, and highlight the unique abilities of the Autodesk® Building Information Modelling (BIM) portfolio as evidenced by the design submission
    • To build knowledge of design principles related to use of BIM to provide integration between architectural and structural designs
    • To utilize sustainability principles at all levels of their planning and design.
    • Clear and easily understood 150-word project description and presentation (10 percent, 5 points possible)

Eligibility Requirements

The competition is open to fulltime students enrolled in All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) approved architecture, civil engineering, construction engineering and related fields. Students from 3-year and 4-year degree programs along with post-graduate students are eligible to form teams and participate in this competition. Individual students are not eligible as students can only participate in teams. Teams of 3 students are eligible to participate in the competition (individual submissions or different team compositions are not allowed). It is highly encouraged but not required that teams are cross-disciplinary from the same institution. Team members should be from the same institution.

Submission Guidelines

Each submission must meet the following submission guidelines:

  • Participants must use the provided site plan and design when creating their designs. [Link to site plan]
  • Entries must include the name of the institution, name, email address, and phone number of all student team members, in addition to all other information required on the I-BIM and Student Design Challenge submittal form.
  • 150 word essay describing the design, highlighting the use of BIM, and addressing the design brief
  • Entries must be submitted electronically at [insert URL of page on education community].
  • Entries must include all of the requested files listed below.
  • Entries must be received no later than September 1, 2011
  • The entry submittal form must be completed fully. Upon submission, unless otherwise agreed to in writing, all entries become the sole property of I-BIM and Autodesk.

Submission Requirements

  • File #1 (ZIP file with a 10 MB limit) - Main entry elevation (1), secondary elevation, conceptual design diagram
  • File #2 (ZIP file with a 10 MB limit) - General floor plans (both daytime and evening furniture layout), interior renderings as needed to convey design intent.
  • File #3 (ZIP file with a 10 MB limit) - Main section, diagrams (details and construction process), additional renderings as needed.
  • File #4 (ZIP file with a 50 MB limit) - Structural detailing including substructure and superstructure.
  • File #5 (ZIP file with a 50 MB limit) - Autodesk® Revit® model that formed the basis of the architectural and structural design.

Description of Required Items

  • BIM Model - Revit Architecture and Revit Structure models in (*.rvt) format are needed to highlight the use of 3D Modeling process in the architectural and structural design.
  • Floor Plans - Detailed image of overall layout showing space to successfully meet the program requirements provided in the design brief (depiction of desks, chairs, beds, and other furniture should be included to provide support for overall design).
  • Elevations - Must show the overall design aesthetic and appropriateness of structure for surrounding campus buildings (drawings can be line drawings or renderings showing straight-on views or perspectives of at least two facades).
  • Sections - Must show cross-section through main space. Section(s) should be cut through building to emphasize space or show structural aspects important to understanding the building.
  • Renderings - Image(s) should show the overall character of the shelter in different forms of use.
  • Diagrams - Should show the Student Wellness Centre’s ability to be constructed on-site (details, exploded axonometric, construction stages, and so on).
  • Vignette of walk-through (optional) - Animated walk through of design.

Software Requirements

Use of both of the following Autodesk® software products is required:

  • Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software
  • Autodesk® Revit® Structure software

Students can download free* versions of the software at the Autodesk Education Community.

*Free products are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license agreement that accompanies download of the software. The software is for personal use for education purposes and is not intended for classroom or lab use.