Team Using Scia Engineer Wins Award at Build Qatar Live 2012

“BIM Unlimited” was granted “Best Use of BIM for Technical Assessment”

Columbia, 28-12-2012 — / — The Nemetschek Engineering Group is pleased to announce that a team using Scia Engineer software, team “BIM Unlimited”, was granted the “Best Use of BIM for Technical Assessment” award at Build Qatar Live 2012, the first Open BIM design competition held in Qatar.

“BIM Unlimited” members with experience in architecture, structural engineering, pedestrian analysis, energy analysis and BIM management disciplines collaborated on their design from locations around the world, including the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Japan, India, France and the UK. Adopting a true Open BIM approach to their workflow, members used Scia Engineer, Vectorworks Architect with Renderworks, DDS-CAD, ArchiWIZARD, CadFaster, Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) and SimTread software, and they utilized the IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) file format, the preferred Open BIM data model of buildingSMART International and the model format of choice for the Build Qatar competition.

“This event showcased the latest collaborative model-based workflows, and demonstrated how using Open Standards like IFC allows structural and civil engineers to easily plug analysis and design into today’s BIM process, no matter what software others on the design team are using,” says Dan Monaghan, U.S. Manager, Nemetschek Scia.

Organized by Asite, AEC3, buildingSMART MENA & India and BIM Journal, Build Qatar Live is a 48-hour virtual competition in which participants use cloud-based technology and a variety of software platforms to design a multi-use development for an internationally known site. The event took place November 27-29, 2012.

Please visit for more information about the competition, including team descriptions, project images and a video announcement highlighting all the winning teams.

About the Nemetschek Engineering Business Unit

The Business Unit Engineering is part of the Nemetschek Group. Nemetschek is a leading global software provider for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction market (AEC). Headquartered in Munich, Germany, it serves more than 300,000 customers in 142 countries from 40 locations worldwide. Nemetschek was founded in 1963 by Prof. Georg Nemetschek and the group focuses on innovations such as Open Building Information Modeling (Open BIM) for the AEC market of tomorrow.

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