The ease of use of Building Information Modelling software has been put to the test and showcased as part of a design competition hosted by a prestigious architectural group.
The American Institute of Architects‘ Orlando wing recently hosted the BIM BAM BOOM! architecture contest in which three teams battled it out using different software platforms to try and recreate the same building as a 3D model, ultimately hoping to also solve a design problem.
The model in question was to be of a historic church project in Ronchamp, France and teams from Applied Software (who used Autodesk products FormIt, 360 and Revit), Graphisoft ArchiCAD and Nemetschek Vectorworks battled it out to not only prove who was better, yet to definitely show as a collective that BIM is capable of completing a complex model in an ultra-quick fashion.
Within just an hour and half, Applied Software’s team had developed an “organic-shaped building with warped walls and curved roofs on the actual site” and also managed to complete the rendering of the object via the cloud, model both the interior and exterior, add contours and landscaping to the model, project the building’s environment impact, compare energy analysis with different versions of the design, develop lifecycle analysis, develop layouts for electrics and ductwork and complete lighting analysis – not bad for 90 minutes!
“This event offers an incredible opportunity to showcase the benefits that BIM can bring to the entire design community,” stated Applied Software’s President, Richard Burroughs. “Our team did a tremendous job demonstrating the expertise and technology solutions that Autodesk can bring to any architectural project. At Applied Software, we pride ourselves on preparation, collaboration and providing business solutions to our clients, and we hope that came through during this event.”
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