Build Earth Live Announces Dubai Future Foundation & Dubai's Road & Transport Authority Sponsorship of Hyperloop Event and Date Change

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Build Earth Live dates change to September 26 through September 28, 2016

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We are delighted to welcome the Dubai Future Foundation & Dubai's Road & Transport Authority to the Build Earth Live team. We look forward to working in partnership to deliver exciting design solutions for the future of transport infrastructure.

Since the March 2016 announcement of the 48-hour collaborative BIM competition for the eighth Build Earth Live (BEL) series, the unprecedented popularity of BEL Hyperloop’s global collaborative design competition has reached the attention of Dubai’s Future Foundation and Dubai's Road and Transport Authority.

Dubai Future Foundation and Dubai's Road and Transport Authority have joined BEL - Hyperloop as government sponsors. The government is planning to build Hyperloop infrastructure in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the near future.

The government ministry will host representatives from finalist teams in Dubai for judging and awards, along with Asite, Vectorworks, and Hyperloop One, a company reinventing transportation by developing the world's first Hyperloop, an elegant, integrated structure to move passengers and cargo between two points immediately, safely, efficiently and sustainably. This new development sees the evolution of the Build Earth live series from BIM educators to leaders in infrastructure and design development.

In order to take full advantage of this exciting development the sponsors, leading teams have agreed to move the start date of the event to Monday, September 26, 2016 at noon GST and the closing of the competition to Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at noon GST. The schedule will also be modified to enable finalist teams to travel to Dubai following the 48-hour competition to participate in the award festivities where winners will be announced.

Asite’s COO Nathan Doughty said, “We are delighted to welcome the Dubai Future Foundation and Dubai's Road and Transport Authority to the Build Earth Live team. We look forward to working in partnership to deliver exciting design solutions for the future of transport infrastructure and to seeing them take shape in real practice in the UAE.”

Created by Asite, and headline sponsored by global design and BIM software developer Vectorworks, Inc., the competition exists to showcase how new technology is revolutionizing construction. Teams are tasked with joining together in collaborative work using building information modeling (BIM) technology. The event will focus in particular on the design of station terminuses within the context of Dubai and Fujairah.

"This year will hands down be the most exciting Build Earth Live competition with the possibility for participating teams to win work, and we couldn't be happier to be the headline sponsor," said Jeremy Powell, product marketing director at Vectorworks. "We wish all of the competing teams the best and can't wait to see the creative solutions they design for this challenge involving Hyperloop technology."

About Build Earth Live
Station design for a super-speed Hyperloop will be the latest event challenge in the annual Build Earth Live series. A competition created by Asite with headline sponsorship from global design software developer Vectorworks, Inc., and Premier Industry sponsorship from Hyperloop One, this 48hr global collaborative competition will showcase how new technology is revolutionising construction.

Design teams from around the world are invited to join in worldwide collaborative working by using building information modelling (BIM). The Hyperloop event, created by Asite, will focus on the design of station terminuses within the context of the two great global cities; Dubai and Fujairah.

This is the eighth collaborative BIM competition hosted by Build Earth Live to raise awareness of cloud-based working, international developments in interoperability and public access to the design process. The team-based competition will take place over 48 hours, allowing contributions and collaborations from around the world during and after working hours.

Prior to the competition, organisers will release a high-level design brief to all potential participants – followed by the release of full details before the event starts. Teams are free to exploit any interoperable technology and to update a public collaboration site. Visitors can observe and comment on the collaborative process.

The event will conclude with presentations to the press and awards announced by an expert panel. Award winners are recognised as leaders in their field and masters of collaborative technologies.

About Hyperloop One

Hyperloop One is reinventing transportation by developing the world’s first Hyperloop, an elegant, integrated structure to move passengers and cargo between two points immediately, safely, efficiently, and sustainably. Our team has the world’s leading experts in engineering, technology and transport project delivery, working in tandem with global partners and investors to make Hyperloop a reality, now. For more information, please visit Hyperloop One

Hyperloop One is excited to sponsor the Build Earth Live Collaborative, which will bring together some of the best and brightest architectural and engineering minds in the world to design a Hyperloop station for the United Arab Emirates,” said Rob Lloyd, CEO of Hyperloop One. “As the leader in developing the next mode of transportation, Hyperloop One is committed to making Hyperloop a commercial reality for freight and passenger transportation in the near future, and the BIM Competition is a great first start.”

About Vectorworks, Inc.
Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design software developer serving the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we have been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. We’ve developed the best CAD and BIM software for Mac and Windows that puts BIM at the heart of the design process, enabling the flexibility needed for efficient iteration throughout the design life cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks, Inc. is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn more about how we empower more than half a million designers to create experiences that transform the world at Vectorworks

This is the 8th “Build Earth Live” event in the series founded by Nathan Doughty, COO of Asite to pro-mote BIM awareness in the AEC community. So we are calling out to all you collaborative BIM gurus! Whether you are a BIM novice, BIM expert, or simply an observer sign up and take part in our Global Build Earth Live events here: http://www.buildearthlive.com/hyperloop September 26th & 28th 2016.

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