Asite Announces Build Earth Live Judges

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Asite's Build Earth Live Hyperloop competition is taking place on Monday, September 26 at noon GST until Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at noon GST, and the judging lineup is tasked with the difficult decision of deciding who is the best of the virtual and collaborative design competition.

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Asite's Build Earth Live Hyperloop competition is taking place on Monday, September 26 at noon GST until Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at noon GST, and the judging lineup is tasked with the difficult decision of deciding who is the best of the virtual and collaborative design competition.

Supporting sponsors include Hyperloop One, Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority and global design and BIM software developer Vectorworks, Inc.

Representing the United States on the panel is: Colin Rhys, director of experience design at Hyperloop One and Nathan Doughty, group COO of Asite and founder of Build Earth Live.

Colin Rhys’s desire to explore the human experience in relation to environment and creativity launched in 2004, with his role as owner/executive director of the RHYS art gallery. Nine years, stunning international exhibitions in six different continents and over 32 countries later, RHYS was a globally-recognized brand. Ignited by his unequivocal success in fine arts, Colin was driven to the intersections of design and architecture in 2010.

He began building and designing bespoke residences in the greater Los Angeles area for the Xanadu Group, with the purpose to enrich human experience in physical spaces. By 2016, after recognized successes on multimillion dollar projects—several of which earned international acclaim, awards and critical acknowledgement, including multiple features on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing – Colin was ready for his next creative evolution. Hyperloop became that visionary opportunity, where Colin’s experimentalist passion and expertise in design intersect with a company whose mission will rewrite our ideas of transportation.

United Kingdom members on the panel are Turner & Townsend‘s George Mokhtar and Director of bpr architects Paul Beaty Pownall, both of which have become the sole United Kingdom architects to be invited to judge the entries.

Mokhtar is an Associate Director at T&T and his past working for BIM Academy and as a lecturer at Northumbria University means that he has a wide range of experience making him perfect for the role. He knows all about collaboration and modelling, ensuring he will have the perfect background to officiate the judging process.

Representing Dubai is Muna Al Osaimi, appointed as the Director, Rail Planning and Projects Development of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in 2015, with 10 years of experience in Railway Planning, Studies and Projects Development and 12 years overall experience in government projects. Al Osaimi is a proven leader possessing the strength for identifying talent, building and motivating creative teams, who worked cooperatively to accomplish two leading prestigious projects in the Emirate of Dubai: Dubai Metro (Red and Green Line) in 2009 and 2011 and Dubai Tram 2014, both part of the Rail Master Plan. She also managed the production of the Rail Planning and Design Guidelines for Dubai. Al Osaimi, considered the first female engineer in the field of Railways industry in UAE holds a B.Sc. degree in Architecture, College of Engineering, University of UAE in 2003. A member in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the UAE Society of Engineering.

About Build Earth Live
The 48-hour virtual Building Information Modelling (BIM) event begins on September 26, 2016 at noon GST and closes on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at noon GST. Teams made up of professionals in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) industries will be challenged to collaborate using BIM technology to virtually design Hyperloop terminuses linking Dubai and Fujairah.

Additionally, this is the first Build Earth live edition where the winning designs have the chance to actually be built, as the United Arab Emirate (UAE) government is planning to build Hyperloop infrastructure in the near future. If built, the travel time between Dubai and Fujairah would be reduced to less than 10 minutes.

Hyperloop is a system that integrates a low-pressure pipe linking two stations enabling passenger capsules within the pipe to travel at high speeds of up to 1200 km per hour. The technology is capable of reducing the time required for travel between New York and Beijing to just two hours. Experts say that the cost of building a single Hyperloop tube will cost just 10% of the cost of building conventional high speed trains.

Six finalist teams will be chosen to fly out to Dubai and present their final designs to a live Dubai audience. All flights and accommodation will be paid for and all finalists will attend the final award ceremony 4th October live in the Emirates towers, Dubai.

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About Asite
Asite’s cloud technology gives everyone involved in construction projects access to key information online. It allows for increased collaboration, fewer mistakes, reduced rework, and time and cost savings. Asite’s Adoddle platform allows firms to store and manage all project data in one central and secure repository. It also enables customers to fully customize the structure of their content with highly controlled access and rich configurable workflows to allow project controls. The Adoddle platform is used by leading architecture, engineering and construction firms, as well as property owners world-wide to manage their largest and most demanding capital investment programs.

Adoddle helps people manage their projects and supply chains collaboratively, accessing the information they need, when and where they need it. It enables AECO companies to measure and track capital projects and asset operations.

Asite was founded in 2001 and is head quartered in London’s Tech City in the UK, with North American operations based in New York, and regional offices in Australia, India and South Africa. For more information, please visit or

This is the eighth “Build Earth Live” event in the series founded by Asite to promote collaborative working 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, please sign up and take part in our Global Build Earth Live events here: September 26th-28th 2016

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

About Vectorworks, Inc.
Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world at

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