Virtual Design World Cup The 2nd Student BIM&VR Design Contest on Cloud Services Detail Page



Overview


Virtual Design World Cup
"2nd Student BIM & VR Design Contest on Cloud"
-Compete on cloud for the most advanced architectural and civil engineering design using BIM and VR!-

Theme 2012
"Sustainable Design of Marine City"

This contest is an international design competition for students to compete amongst each other in designing innovative architecture, bridge and city design using BIM&VR.
Every year students compete for the top price which is given to an outstanding work outlining a predefined theme in the aspect of design, innovative idea, and creativity. They plan and design their work based on the theme and then run a simulation. Their final model will be presented to the judges in a form of a script and evaluated.
To assist with the production, we plan to carry out workshops and seminars. We will also support the students who will make use of software from now on. Also you can communicate and collect a lot of information without visiting local area by the exhibition of various workshop reviews through the Web and the utilization of VR forum ( 3D cloud BBS ) The script of VR data is required for the final submission and the judgment is performed on the basis of "VR Cloud judgment". We would like you to use forum8's BIM software and VR and think our company as a place which will make your technology and production developed.

Organizers:Virtual Design World CupExecutive Committee

Sponsors (Planned):CG-ARTS (Computer Graphic Arts Society), IAI JAPAN, GRAITEC, The Society for Art and Science



Requirements

To take part, the registrant must be a student ? team of students, mature students and anyone graduating
in 2012 are accepted. The submission work can be part of their final year project.¡


Seminar schedule of available products

Registration Period May 1 - September 30, 2012
Project Submission Period Monday, October 1, 2012 - Tuesday October 23 2012 24:00 Japan Time [must be submitted by Oct. 23 without fail]
Deadline times Worldwide:
Japanese Time: October 23 24.00
Europe (London): October 23 15.00
Americas (NY): October 23 10.00
Final Judging November 20, 2012
Award Ceremony November 21, 2012
Venue: Shinagawa Kokuyo Hall, Japan
Time: 13.00 - 18.30

Seminar schedule of available products

Applicants can rent the available software licenses and can participate in the training seminars (including paid seminar) of the available products held by FORUM8 with prior registration.

List of seminars which will take place during entry period
*5 cities : Live-Tokyo TV Conference system- Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka. Sendai

Date Venue Seminar Available licenses/solution
April 11 5 cities Super Computer Cloud(R) Experience Seminar Super Computer Cloud(R)
Wind and Heat Movement Analysis
Support Service
April 19 5 cities Water Run-off Analysis Seminar xpswmm
May 15 5 cities Dynamic Analysis Seminar UC-win/FRAME(3D)
May 17 Tokyo VR-Studio(R) Experience Seminar VR-Studio(R)
May 24 5 cities EXODUS¥SMARTFIRE Experience Seminar EXODUS, Analysis Support Service,
Evacuation Analysis Support Service
May 29 5 cities UC-1 for SaaS
FRAME-RC Section Experience Seminar
UC-1 for SaaS
June 5 5 cities VR Urban Planning System Seminar
(Instructor: Mr. Hiroo Kasagi)
UC-win/Road
June 6 Sendai UC-win/Road/VR Seminar UC-win/Road
June 8 Fukuoka UC-win/Road/VR Seminar UC-win/Road
June 14 5 cities Allplan Experience Seminar Allplan
June 15 5 cities Design of Pier Seminar Design of Pier
June 20 Osaka UC-win/Road Advanced¥VR Seminar UC-win/Road
June 21 5 cities DesignBuilder Experience Seminar DesignBuilder
June 22 5 cities Municipality Solution¥
VR-Cloud(R) Experience Seminar
Municipality Solution
VR-Cloud(R)
June 28 5 cities Design of Abutment Seminar Design of Abutment
July 4 Tokyo UC-win/Road/VR Seminar UC-win/Road
July 13 5 cities Traffic analysis / VR simulation Experience Seminar UC-win/Road
OSCADY¤TRANSYT
July 17 5 cities AdvanceSteel¥Concrete Experience Seminar AdvanceSteel
AdvanceConcrete
July 18 Nagoya UC-win/Road Advanced¥VR Seminar UC-win/Road
July 19 5 cities Water Run-off Analysis Seminar xpswmm
July 27 5 cities Vehicle trajectory drawing / Parking drawing Experience Seminar Parking Solution
August 3 5 cities VR Urban Planning System Seminar
(Instructor: Mr. Hiroo Kasagi)
UC-win/Road
August 7 5 cities EXODUS¥SMARTFIRE Experience Seminar EXODUS, Analysis Support Service,
Evacuation Analysis Support Service
August 21 Tokyo UC-win/Road Advanced¥VR Seminar UC-win/Road
August 22 5 cities Dynamic Analysis Seminar UC-win/FRAME(3D)
August 23 5 cities Super Computer Cloud(R) Experience Seminar Super Computer Cloud(R)
Wind and Heat Movement Analysis Support Service
August 24 5 cities Allplan Experience Seminar Allplan
September 6 5 cities DesignBuilderExperience Seminar DesignBuilder
September 26 5 cities Engineer's Studio(R)/ ES 2D Seminar Engineer's Studio(R)/ ES 2D
September 27 Tokyo VR-Studio(R) Experience Seminar VR-Studio(R)

November 20
Final Judging/Announcement of Winners
November 21 13:00-16:30
Venue: Shinagawa KOKUYO Hall, Tokyo
Virtual Design World Cup -The 2nd Student BIM&VR Design Contest on Cloud Services- Award Ceremony
  • Announcement of winners/Award ceremony, Judge's comment, Speech by the presenter
  • Speech and work report by award winners of last year's Virtual Reality World Cup
  • Special Lecture: "The latest research and case study of fire analysis and evacuation analysis" Professor Ed Galea, University of Greenwich
  • An exchanged party etc. are scheduled.


Tasks

Theme2012: "Sustainable Design of Marine City"
Sometimes you need to go against the tide to seek for a safer dwelling. Now is the perfect time. To overcome threats from tsunamis and other disasters, we set the task to explore the possibilities to live on the sea in a safe and secure sustainable "Marine City". Using Tokyo, Osaka (Kobe) and Fukuoka as the subject areas, design a proposal for a man-made island with recreational and residential functionalities in VR.
In a country like Japan, instead of opening up the forests and mountains, the best solution could be to develop onto the sea. Today, urban areas are more or less shrinking; therefore we tend to think that developing onto the sea is a bad thing. In this contest, students must challenge themselves to justify the development on the sea with the concept called sustainability. Keeping "biodiversity" as the keyword, aim to create new nature through artificial islands. Specifically, the issues to consider in the proposal are how to decide the location and the shape of the island, how to place roads, how to access the island, its self-sufficiency and the procurement of electricity, water and other infrastructure.

Target area for design
The areas shown in the VR model provided by FORUM8. The examples of main areas are the following.

Tokyo
Region: Area surrounded by Tokyo Big Site, Tokyo Disney Land, and Makuhari Messe
Tokyo Sky Tree and tall buildings around Tokyo station can be seen in the distance and Aqua Line can be seen in the south.



Kobe/Osaka
Region: Osaka Bay surrounded by Wada Misaki, Kobe airport, and Kurisaki Universal Studio)
Mt. Rokko and Awaji Island can be seen in the distance.


Fukuoka
Region: Area surrounded by Mt. Mouko, Kyushu University, vicinity of the Hakata station, Momochi, and Fukuoka Airport
Genkai island, Shiga island and Nokono island are dispersed in the distance.


VR-Cloud(R) Procedure for browsing
Click the following execution file and install it.

PC
Version
VR-Cloud(R) Client Ver.2.2.exe
(9,155KB) ('12.03.21)

Android
Version
VR-Cloud(R) Client Ver.2.2.apk
(887KB)('12.03.21)*Android 2.2 or later

To all Android version users
To protect personal information, we do not send personal information from the application, so please use the application without having to worry about your personal information going anywhere.

Supplied Data and Materials
  • Tokyo, Osaka (Kobe) and Fukuoka VR data ©(try to use existing models where possible)
    (Up-to-date VR model of an area related to the theme. Model created by UC-win/RoadVer.7.0)
  • Sample data for each software
  • Technical Survey Information from FORUM8
*Download link for above mentioned site model and materials will be forwarded to you separately after we received your entry.


Entry form/ requirements

Entry form/ requirements
1. VR Data (UC-win/RoadVer.6.xx)
The data must include scripts (scripts can be played on the VR-Cloud(R) server). Text messages, videos, sound files and other multimedia materials can be included in the data. The language for these multimedia materials must be in English.

2. Software available for use
Including the required software, UC-win/Road, minimum of two certified software must be used to produce data and simulation analysis to create the file for submission. As a general rule, all data that was used must be submitted.

3. A1 Poster (in PDF)
A1 Horizontal format to be used. Method of visualizing the theme and concept is open ended. All posters must be in English.

*Each submission will be judged strictly on an anonymous basis. Applicants' names or personal information should not appear anywhere on the work and deliverables.

Judgment Basis
  • Students are required to use UC-win/Road to create their model. They must use at least 2 software/solution of FORUM8 including UC-win/Road and design it by emphasizing BIM(Building Information Modeling) and VR(Virtual Reality).
  • They are required to submit a model accompanied by an A1 size poster explaining their model.
  • Judging is based on the originality, software application, the extent of BIM and VR usage in the design stage, time taken, quality, logic, and utilized techniques. Works will be evaluated based on the aspect of BIM usage by a team of judges with various backgrounds in architecture and VR.

Judging Committee
Several members in Executive Committee will is be responsible for judging as well. The submitted VR model or poster will be judged on cloud by the judging committee.

Prof. Yasushi Ikeda (Graduate School of Keio University / Chief of executive committee of VDWC / Representative of IKDS)
Mr. Yoshihisa Hanamura(NPO Civil Machizukudi Station)
*Civil Design Award
Prof. Hiromichi Yoshikawa(Tokyo City University)
*Best Rendez-vous Place Award
Associate Prof. Kostas Terzidis (Harvard University, USA)
*Enorasis Award
Associate Prof. Tomohiro Fukuda (Osaka University)
*Environmental Design and Information Technology Award
Mr. Tomohiko Yamanashi(Executive and representative of design department of Nikken Sekkei)
*Challenging Award
Mr. Ryuta Ieiri (Representative of Ieiri LAB)
FORUM8


Awards

Award

World Cup (Grand Prix) for 1 work
$3,600 * of scholarship, certificate, and World Cup Trophy, mementos
Excellent Award for 2 works
$1,200 * of scholarship, certificate, trophy, mementos
Special Judgment Award for about 5 works
Laptop computer, certificate, trophy, mementos
Participation Prize (for all works)
(If the work is lacking any requirements or does not conform to the set standard, the participant that created the work will be exempt from receiving this prize)
Mementos, giveaways unique to FORUM8, certificate


Announcement of winners and showcasing

Announcement of winners
After the winners had been selected (November 20, 2012), their works will be released on our website via VR-Cloud(R).

Awards ceremony
Date: 13:30-18:30 November 21, 2012
Venue: Shinagawa KOKUYO Hall, Tokyo

The order of awards ceremony (Schedule):
13:00 Doors open
13:30 Opening of a meeting
Greeting FORUM8 CEO Yuji Ito
13:40 Speech and work report by award winners of last year's Virtual Reality World Cup.
14:20 Special Lecture
"The latest research and case study of fire analysis and evacuation analysis"
Professor Ed Galea, University of Greenwich
15:20-15:30 (Break)
15:30-16:00 1. UC-win/Road Ver.8/VR-Cloud(R) Ver.3
2. Latest products and technology service
16:00-17:00 Presentation and prize-giving to VDWC award winners
Speech by presenters (No presentation)
17:00-18:00 An exchange party
18:30 End

Showcasing of the awarded works
  • The awarded A1 poster will be published in an architecture and civil design related journal.
  • The awarded works will be showcased via 3D/VR cloud server.
  • UC-win/Road script capture video etc. will be posted on YouTube.
  • Applicants, winners and creators will be interviewed on their work and how they created their work. The interview will be broadcasted.
  • The awarded works will be featured in an architecture related portal site.
* Please note that we may use the print out or video of the awarded works and their literature in order to introduce them to the public although the copyright of the VR model of the awarded works shall vest in those applicants who created the VR model.


How to entry



Entry flow

  1. Go to our exclusive website to register online during the registration period (Tuesday, May 1? Sunday, September 30, 2012).

  2. After your entry has been accepted, we will send you the following information:
    -Registration ID
    -Download link for VR site model and materials we provide for you to work on.
    -How to apply for the software you want to rent and workshop you want to join

  3. Please fill in the application form for "Software you wish to rent" and "Seminar you wish to participate" as required, to apply.

  4. Please submit your final entry via our online submission form coming to you shortly, during the project submission period (October 1 ? October 23). We will then send you the site (the 3DVR cloud server) on which you can test your work, along with your ID and password.
    (24:00 Japan Standard Time on Tuesday, October 23; 15.00 (London) on Tues. Oct. 23; 10.00 (NY) on Tues. Oct. 23)


Available software / Rental duration

The applicants can rent the software licenses with prior registration.
In addition, they can also participate in the training seminar of the product held by FORUM8 (including paid seminar).
The following products (Architecture/civil design solution with BIM&VR provided by FORUM8) are available.

License free rental duration
Tuesday, May 1 ? Friday, November 30 2012
*The rental duration, license restrictions and format provided will depend on the individual product.

Available Software *:Required software

*UC-win/Road 3D VR Simulation
Allplan (Architecture/Engineering) Integrated Civil Construction BIM Solution
VR-Studio(R) Large-scale Multi-VR
Engineer's Studio(R) 3D Plate Dynamic Non-linear Analysis
UC-win/FRAME(3D) 3D Framed Structure Dynamic Non-linear Analysis
UC-1 Series, Civil Design CAD
UC-1 for SaaS(UC-1, FRAME, ES on Cloud)
Advance Steel/Concrete 2D/3D Steel Structure/Reinforced Concrete Structure CAD
DesignBuilder Building Energy Consumption Calculation
OSCADY Traffic Signals/Intersection Planning*1
TRANSYT Traffic Flow Analysis*1
xpswmm Water Run-off Analysis*1
EXODUS, Analysis Support Service, Evacuation Analysis Support Service *2
Wind and Heat Movement Analysis Support Service *2 (Schedule)
Municipality Solution *3
Parking Solution *3
VR City Planning System *3
Super Computer Cloud(R)

*1 Software whose function is limited, for example the number of node
*2 Simplified analysis service with BIM data is provided
*3 Various solution/service(analysis/rendering, etc) are available for a limited time for application in BIM. Please seek our advice on your own usage.


Communication Site

Participants can share information interactively, search for team members, obtain information from FORUM8 via bulletin boards etc.


Organizers/ Sponsors

Organizers Virtual Design World Cup Executive Committee

Prof. Yasushi Ikeda (Graduate School of Keio University / Chief of executive committee of VDWC / Representative of IKDS)
Mr. Hiroo Kasagi, Representative of NPO Chiikizukuri Kobo
Mr. Yoshihisa Hanamura(NPO Civil Machizukudi Station)
Prof. Hiromichi Yoshikawa(Tokyo City University)
Associate Prof. Kostas Terzidis (Harvard University, USA)
Prof. Seki Fumio (Nihon University)
Associate Prof. Tomohiro Fukuda (Osaka University)
Prof. Yoshihiro Kobayashi (Arizona State University, USA)
Prof. Ed Galea (Professor of university of Greenwich, England/ FSEG)
Mr.Tomohiko Yamanashi(Executive and representative of design department of Nikken Sekkei)
Mr. Ryuta Ieiri (Representative of Ieiri LAB)
Design Builder
XP Solutions
Formation Design Systems
Nemetschek
FORUM8 Co., Ltd.

Sponsors (Planned)

CG-ARTS (Computer Graphic Arts Society)
IAI JAPAN.
The Society for Art and Science


For Inquiries

FORUM8 Co., Ltd Tokyo head office
Publishing team in charge of BIM&VR Contest
Nakameguro GT Tower 15F, 2-1-1 Kamimeguro
Meguro-ku Tokyo 153-0051
TEL: 03-5773-1888 FAX: 03-5720-5688 E-mail: bim@forum8.co.jp URL: http://www.forum8.co.jp


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