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Cabinet Office to judge BIM ‘speed design’ contest in Newcastle

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Build Earth Live has announced an international contest to ‘speed design’ a new development in Newcastle in under 48 hours using BIM

The competition – judged by Cabinet Office head of BIM implementation David Philp and the chair of the government’s BIM Working Group, Mark Bew – will start at midday on 16 March.

According to the brief: ‘Whether you don’t know what BIM stands for, or you’ve been running jobs for years using a BIM process, you are welcome on BIM4SME’s Build Newcastle Live playing field.

‘The event enables SMEs to engage with the BIM process in a risk free environment. We want firms that have been embracing the BIM process to show other SME’s the benefits it can bring.

‘BIM will only be a success within the UK if all aspects of the construction supply chain embrace its ethos and methodologies.’

Participants will work up plans for a significant multi-use development at Spillers Quay before presenting their schemes to the jury.

The waterfront plot was formerly home to the enormous Spiller’s Tyne Mill grain silo which was demolished in 2011.

Key information about the site will be published in interoperable formats which participating teams will be free to exploit using any compatible technology.

Designs may also be uploaded to a public collaboration site where visitors will be free to comment.

Submissions will be judged by the jury on 19 March and the award winners will be announced the following day.

The deadline for registration is 9 March.

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  • At first I thought the photo was of the winning design.
    Why would something designed in one day be likely to be better than another scheme designed in 4-8 weeks?
    Other than to cut fees of course…

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