On February 28, 2019, in parallel with Oldenburg’s BIM Tag, a new stress test of the BIM Game was playing out.

The scenario of Jesus Alfaro held a breathtaking day full of Spanish, Italian and Belgian students. In spite of the language barrier, the collaboration by the BIM methodology allowed to overcome the test in the given time.

What was this scenario?

First, the students had to work as a team, with a common methodology, on a small building to be built on the site of the event: the Jade Hochschule.

stress test map

What was the specification?

The building was to:

  • to have a maximum of three floors
  • do not occupy the ground floor except for access to stairs and elevators
  • be fully prefabricated
  • be made for daily use with a single space of 60m2 excluding stairs, elevator and toilets

Then, the students had to develop a model in 3D ARQ, 3D STR, 3D MEP, 4D, 5D and 6D with visualization.

Then, they had to propose a schematic representation of the exchanges (BPMN diagram).

Finally, they had to finish the job in one day.

The objectives were:
  • evaluate the reactivity of a collaborative work with different BIM software
  • find solutions and alternatives to specific problems in a limited time
  • to pose a concrete problem by working on the site itself for a realistic answer with work in different “D” levels, beyond 3D modeling.

Finally, the students have completely adhered to the BIM Game with proof of the collaborative working atmosphere of the slideshow below.

The international student team overcame the stress test with an elegant three-story building. Three bridges connect the building to the existing building. A good example of collaboration despite communication problems related to language and software interoperability.

A typical meal organized by the BIM Tag closed the day. Students were able to learn more and interact with other BIM Tag participants. Magic moments!