Award for Scia Engineer in Qatar Contest 2012

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Wednesday, 5 December, 2012
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During the Build Qatar Live contest of last week (27-29th Nov.), Scia was part of the BIM Unlimited team, lead by Vectorworks representative CAD Technology (Sao Paulo).

The award concerns “Best Use of BIM for Technical Assessment”. The contest is a 48 hour virtual design collaboration on a project for a site in Qatar. New technology is revolutionizing the way buildings are designed and how the public can be engaged in the process.

By using the power of collaborative working in the cloud and international developments in interoperability, Build Qatar Live shows the power of these new paradigms for architecture, engineering, planning and construction. Through cloud-based collaboration the event is open to worldwide participation.


Twelve teams from 41 countries participated at the contest. The BIM Unlimited team consisted of Vectorworks representatives, a DDS representative and the Scia support engineer Rodrigo Couto da Costa in Sao Paulo, who did a great job in 3D modeling of a extremely complex shape for the museum project in Qatar. Congratulations !

Please visit for more information about the competition, including project images and a video announcement highlighting all the winning teams.