Posted by Emily Hodges on 28-Oct-2013 09:00:00
Emily Hodges
28-Oct-2013 09:00:00

Australia to showcase OpenBIM in the Cloud at Build Sydney Live 2013

Asite announces the 2013 ‘down under’ edition of the global collaborative openBIM event October 28th – 30th , 2013

Following the tremendous success of Build Qatar Live 2012 and Build London Live 2012 and building on the pioneering 2008 and 2009 events; organizers Asiteand headline sponsor Nemetschek Vectorworks will bring a Build Live event to Australia.


The two day virtual competition event commencing Monday, October 28th 2013 - Noon and running through to Wednesday, October 28th 2012 – Noon, will invite BIM practitioners from all over the world to demonstrate their BIM expertise and collaborate in OpenBIM in the design and engineering of a project from an internationally known site in Sydney.


Tony Ryan, Asite CEO said ‘We entered the Australian market 18 months ago and have been bowled over by the level of investment they are putting into cloud solutions for the AEC and infrastructure industries.  Australian businesses have absolutely embraced the cloud.”


What is a BUILD LIVE Event?

New technology is revolutionising the way buildings are designed and how the public can be engaged in the process. By using the power of collaborative working in the cloud and international developments in interoperability, Build Sydney Live will demonstrate the power of these new paradigms for architecture, engineering, planning and construction. Through cloud-based collaboration the event is open to worldwide participation.  Over the course of the previous four Build Live events in Doha and London, thirty-five teams have taken part with participants from over 80 countries around the world.



Nathan Doughty, Asite COO and BuildingSMART board member said ‘Projects across Australia are actively deploying BIM to reduce costs.   We expect to see many local teams participating alongside their global partners in Build Sydney Live to demonstrate the benefits of Collaborative BIM in the Cloud and we look forward to supporting them.’


The Challenge

On October 1st - Noon AEDT, a specially chosen and internationally recognizable site in Sydney will be announced. On October 28th – Noon AEDT  a detailed brief for a significant multi-use development will be released to all participants. All the key information will be published in interoperable formats. Teams will be free to exploit any interoperable technology and to add updates to a public collaboration-site and all visitors will be free to comment.

Teams will be asked to develop an outline proposal by midday on the Wednesday.  The event will conclude at midday on Wednesday and will be followed by presentations to the press and a final jury will make a number of awards.

Teams from around the world are invited to register in advance . The timetable is designed to allow people to contribute within their normal working hours or outside and there is no cost to participate or observe. 


For sponsorship opportunities please contact Asite at


Follow @buildsydneylive and #openBIM on Twitter for live updates.


About Asite

Asite helps businesses share information and build knowledge in a secure environment in the cloud. Every day, professionals all over the world use Asite to manage their projects and supply chains collaboratively and get the information they need – when and where they need it.


About Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.

Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nemetschek Group and has been developing software since 1985. The Vectorworks line of software products provides professional design solutions for more than 450,000 designers in the AEC, entertainment and landscape design industries. With a tradition of designing flexible, versatile, intuitive and affordable CAD and BIM solutions, Nemetschek Vectorworks continues to be a global leader in 3D design technologies. For more information, visit