2015 Business Gains through Open Technology Awards
Submit your project for buildingSMART’s 2015 Business Gains through Open Technology Awards now! The deadline is August 31, 2015.
The buildingSMART International Awards Program recognizes projects that demonstrate and inspire the use of buildingSMART’s open standards developed.
- Design Using Open Technology
- Construction Using Open Technology
- Operation and Maintenance Using Open Technology
- Student Project (new in 2015)
Who can enter?
The Business Gain through Open Technology Awards are open to all companies and countries. Membership is not necessary for submission. All participants must clearly demonstrate effective and inspirational use of open standards in AEC projects or services. A single team may submit proposals covering several categories, and organisations may equally participate in several categories.
In particular, we encourage architectural and engineering companies to enter in the design category; contractors, manufacturers and product suppliers to take part in the construction category; and clients, operators and facilities managers to participate in the operation and maintenance category. Students are invited to submit entries in the Student Project Using Open Technology category.
Judging panel and evaluation
An international jury will be drawn from buildingSMART chapters around the world, representing the many aspects of a project. Entries will be judged against seven criteria, including the quantified business benefits in terms of efficiency and quality from the use of interoperability, innovative practices and the impact on the project supply chain.
- Quantified business benefits in efficiency and quality arising from the use of buildingSMART solutions;
- Leadership in adopting buildingSMART solutions;
- Innovative use of buildingSMART solutions;
- Evidence of sharing experiences of buildingSMART solutions between and beyond the project participants;
- Evidence of organizational deployment;
- Ease of extending the concept to other organizations;
- Usefulness of advice on the adoption or use of buildingSMART solutions;
- Use of buildingSMART Solutions: buildingSMART Data Dictionary (bSDD); Industry Foundation Classes (IFC); Information Delivery Manual (IDM); Model View Definition (MVD); BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) – or any combination of these.
The judges will select the three best submissions in each category as finalists. Projects named as finalists will be showcased on our website. The winner will be announced at the buildingSMART International week in Singapore in October 2015. The jury may also give a special award to the best proposal from a small or medium-sized enterprise.
Winning project submissions will then be published on the web, with the aim of inspiring others beyond the competition. But we do not want to learn just about the successes – we encourage competitors to bring forward problems and challenges, as well as ideas about how buildingSMART solutions or software could be improved.
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