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Worldwide BIM Contest for Students
Posted by Tasha Weiss on June 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM.

The Olympics aren’t the only global competition this summer. The Virtual Design World Cup, organized by 3D software specialist FORUM 8, is an international design contest for college-level students to compete in designing their own architectural 3D models using BIM and Virtual Reality technologies.


For the second year, students are challenged to design their models based on a specific theme. This year, the task is to design a sustainable and self-sufficient “Marine City” on the sea, using innovative technical and design aspects to overcome various issues that modern cities face in the 21st century.


Graitec’s Advance Steel structural steel detailing software is among the software participants can rely on to design and model their structures. In support of the competition, Graitec will provide 50 free short-term licenses of Advance Steel for students entered in the contest.


The top winner will receive a grand prize worth approximately $3,600, including a scholarship. Five others will win a laptop computer and all participants will receive a prize.


Applicants have until September 30 to register for the competition online. To learn more about the competition and how to enter, go to

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