On September 7, 2022, BIMobject Thailand’s Green Design Competition was announced as the Grand Winner for the Future Pillar of the Year in the ASEAN Innovation Award 2022 by Autodesk.
Autodesk’s global AEC Excellence Awards recognize people, projects and technologies behind the world’s best in architecture, engineering and construction. This year, the winners of the ASEAN Innovation Awards were announced at the International Built Environment Week 2022 to recognize the best companies across the region who have excelled in these industries. The Autodesk ASEAN Innovation Awards 2022 is an annual competition that recognizes projects and people within the ASEAN region that embrace the future of the construction industry through the use of innovative technology. Over 200 submissions were received by Autodesk from all over ASEAN for this competition. The panel of judges included experts from the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore as well as the Singapore University of Technology and Design, alongside experts within Autodesk itself.
BIMobject Thailand’s Green Design Competition challenged students from universities and technical colleges all over Thailand to design a green co-living space using BIM and utilizing the BIM objects’ environmental impact parameters. The primary goal of the competition is to raise the construction industry’s standards of practice through digitalization by developing a new generation of architects and engineers with fluency in BIM prior to entering the job market. Throughout the competition, e-learning as well as virtual workshops were organized for participants to improve their BIM skills and teach them about BIM’s capabilities to provide analytical results on the environmental impact of their design in order improve and optimize their creation. To encourage the students to actively choose environmentally friendly products in their designs, BIMobject Thailand created BIMobject Green Spaces as a platform for providing BIM objects that contain carbon footprints and other environmental impact parameters. The participants had many chances to receive feedback from well-recognized engineers and architects on their work. 78 teams of up to 3 architectural and engineering students from universities and technical colleges submitted entries. A total of over 200 students, of which 47% are women, were involved. For the final round, 10 teams were selected and the winner of the competition will be announced at BIMobject Live at the end of September 2022.
BIMobject Thailand is a joint venture between BIMobject AB and SCG, a leading manufacturer of building materials, chemicals and packaging. SCG is one of Thailand’s and South East Asia’s largest companies, as ranked by Forbes Global 2000.