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IIT Kharagpur wins India’s first ever BIM competition

Mumbai, India: Team Anarchy from IIT Kharagpur won 2011 India Building Information Modeling Student Competition. It was held at the Sir JJ College of Architecture in Mumbai, India. The competition was organised by I–BIM (India Building Information Modeling) Forum in association with Autodesk, academic partners and industry sponsors.

The winners of the competition, in addition to receiving cash prizes, are being sponsored to attend the Autodesk University 2011 in Las Vegas, US, where architects, engineers and designers come together with industry and technology leaders to better understand new technologies, exchange best practices and form new business strategies. Fujitsu also being the industry sponsor for the event will present the ‘Fujitsu Green BIM Champions’ award to the team that demonstrates the best environmentally friendly design.

With 3 students in each team representing over 150 participating engineering and architecture institutions, the regional and national contests were held during the months of September and October 2011. Student teams designed a Campus Wellness Centre in a major urban centre in India. Teams submitted their innovative and sustainable designs for evaluation by an eminent jury comprising of renowned industry experts.

I-BIM and Autodesk played a pivotal role in challenging students to create architectural and structural designs by offering students Autodesk’s BIM portfolio of Products – specifically Autodesk Revit Architecture and Autodesk Revit Structure software’s – to design the Campus Wellness Centre.
“The objective of the competition was to sensitise young minds to India’s infrastructure requirements and engage them in developing innovative solutions to infrastructure needs of the nation. In doing so, we hope to nurture budding talent in our country with a focus on grooming them young” said Professor Anil Sawhney, IIT Delhi.

Three winning teams in each of the regions were awarded cash prizes and certificates.
The finalists of the regional competitions were:
North Region
School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
School of Planning & Architecture
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

South Region
NIT Trichy,
IIT Madras
SAP Chennai

East Region
IIT, Kharagpur
Adamas institute of Technology
Bengal Engineering and Science University

West Region
Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai
Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai
CEPT, Ahmedabad