International BIM Competition

About the Competition

The registration was from 13 June to 31 July 2016. There will be two submission dates:

  • 7 September 2016 - Intermediate Submission (Local Only)
  • 9 September 2016 - Final Submission

Shortlisted participants will be notified on 16 September 2016. The Final Presentation for the shortlisted participants will be on 23 September 2016 and the result will be finalised on 28 September 2016. Participants will also be informed to attend sharing sessions arranged by BCA.


The objective of IBC 2016 was to increase awareness and build competency in using computational BIM (Building Information Modelling) innovatively for Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA). With the target to design a temporary exhibition pavilion at Padang, Singapore, the IBC consisted of seminars, hands-on training sessions and online portals. The IBC was held in collaboration with Singapore Polytechnic.

195 students took part in this year’s IBC. They formed a total of 35 teams. This was an increase of more than 50% in registration as compared to last year. The teams were from Canada, China, India, Iran, Jordan, Korea, New Zealand and Singapore. This year, eight winners emerged. There were one First prize winner, one Second prize winner, two Third prize winners and four Merit winners.

    Target Participants

    • Open to all full-time students from tertiary institution in their respective countries
    • Members need not be from the same school


    • To be made online

    Judging Criteria

    Judging Criteria


    Design Quality

    • Overall planning, research, design and presentation


    Design for DfMA

    • The ability to demonstrate multiple design options using computational BIM and other design tools to arrive at an optimal solution to meet sustainability, productivity and DfMA considerations (modularity, flexibility, adaptability, multiplicity, etc)


    Project Delivery

    • The ability to demonstrate that the design can be constructed easily using standard and modular yet flexible components in the shortest possible erecting time, least costs and manpower.


    * Computational BIM considerations to be incorporated for different stages
    * Online Training materials provided @



    Cash Rewards (SGD)

    Plaque & Certificate

    1st Prize


    • One Plaque per group

    • One certificate per member

    2nd Prize


    3rd Prize


    Merit (max. of 6)




    • Certification of Participation

    Four hands-on workshops were organised by the vendors and supported by practising professionals. The practising professionals included local and overseas building industry practitioners and major software vendors, including Autodesk, GraphiSoft and Bentley There were a total of 22 speakers involved.

    The Assessment Panel included Mr. Michael O’Connell, Head of BIM and Architecture from Gammon Construction Limited, Mr. Yeo Puah Khoon a practising Architect from FuturaaStud, Mr. Daniels Chandra from ONG&ONG Group Pte Ltd, an Architect-cum-Assistant Professor Stylianos Dritsas from SUTD, our invited expert Mr. Thomas Wortmann, a PHD candidate from SUTD and Mr. Cheng Tai Fatt, DyMD for BCA Academy and BERII (Built Environment Research and Innovation Institute).

    All winners will be rewarded with cash prizes, one plaque per team and one certificate for each participant. The winners of the top three prizes will be invited to receive their awards in the SCPW opening ceremony from the Guest of Honour, Minister for National Development, Mr. Lawrence Wong at Singapore MAX Atria, EXPO, on 18 October 2016.

    Through this competition, the participants will be well equipped with the fundamental knowledge of the avant-garde computational design, BIM and DfMA concept in the construction industry. The competition aimed to harness the power of technologies for increased productivity and explore smarter ways to approach building design and construction.

    For Enquiries


    Office Number

    6730 4526

    6730 4527

    6730 4539

    6730 4439

    Please click here for last year’s event highlights.

    Date, Time and Location of Event





    Final Presentation

    23 Sep 2016

    AM Session - 9:30am to 12:30am

    PM Session - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    BCAA Lecture Room

    Note: Shortlisted participants will be notified on 16 Sep 2016 for Final Presentation