AEC Hackathon Online

July 6 - 26, 2020

AEC Hackathon online is a multi-week experience of online presentations, workshops, interviews, mentor hours, meetups, hackathon, and more.

The AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) Hackathon was created in 2013 to give those designing, building, and maintaining our built environment the opportunity to collaborate with cutting edge technologies and its developers and designers. It’s an experience of geeking at its finest for improving the industries that affect all that live or work in a house or building. It has quickly become a global community of innovators that include all elements of the built environment. See our Frequently Asked Questions section on our website for the basics and Code of Conduct.

If you are a built environment and or tech professional, expert, company, conglomerate, country, alien, robot AI, or other working to improve the built environment / give super powers to its workforce, join us!



This video from our friends at BLOXHUB gives a great overview of what an AEC Hackathon is about.

SCHEDULE

Here is the schedule for the event. Make sure to check the workshop and presentations section below for their times.

July 6-9
Workshops
July 10
Hackathon Kickoff / Lightning Rounds
14:00 EST (UTC-4)
JOIN
July 13-23
Presentations
Online Social Activities
Team/Mentor Check-in (7/15,7/22)
July 24
Hacking Deadline
23:59 EST (UTC-4)
July 25
Team Presentations/Judging
13:00 EST (UTC-4)
July 26
Winners Announced
13:00 EST (UTC-4)

SUPPORTERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

Learn about the latest and greatest happenings in the industry from these amazing media channels!

GET STARTED

Here are the basics you need to participate in the online event. Let us know if you need some help!

#1: Register

#2: Join the Discussion

#3: Get Involved

  • Pitch a Project
  • Find a Team (we will help with this)
  • Join the 7/9 Kickoff

#4: Team Starter Pack

WORKSHOPS

Dive into some tech before the hackathon with these online workshops that are available to everyone at any skill level. Make sure to follow the links and register for those workshops that require it, and keep checking back for updates to the workshop schedule as we near the July 6 date.


Intro to C#, up your AEC Visualization Game
Christopher Diggins
VIM
7/6 13:00 EST (UTC-4)
SIGN UP

Getting Started With Autodesk Forge
Jaime Rosales Duque
Autodesk
7/7 10:00 EST (UTC-4)
SIGN UP

Intro to Environment Design in Unity
Andy Jevsevar
KairosXR
7/7 13:00 EST (UTC-4)
SIGN UP

Build your BIM360 Integration
Autodesk
7/8 10:00 EST (UTC-4)
SIGN UP

Creating a Custom App with Matterport
Matterport
7/8 14:00 EST (UTC-4)
SIGN UP

Creating Your First Multi-User VR Experience in Unreal Engine
Stephen Phillips
Theia
7/8 15:00 EST (UTC-4)
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CROSSWALK™: CSI’s Classification-as-a-Service API and Future Roadmap
Adam Roderick
CSI
7/8 16:00 EST (UTC-4)
SIGN UP

How to work with assets in Twinmotion
Joep van der Steen
Epic Games
7/9 10:00 EST (UTC-4)
SIGN UP

Develop solutions with indoor maps & rich geographic context using Azure Maps
Roberto Lucchi
Microsoft
7/9 11:00 EST (UTC-4)
SIGN UP

Intro to BIM Unity Workflow
Tim Kanellitsas
KairosXR
7/9 13:00 EST (UTC-4)
SIGN UP

Creating an App with Procore
Raman Dhillon
Procore
7/9 14:00 EST (UTC-4)
SIGN UP
More workshops being posted soon!

CHALLENGES

AECH Challenges

Here are our challenge categories for the online event. Prizes will be announced at the kickoff.

BEST OVERALL PROJECT

The project that really hits the mark on execution, utility, and technical merits.

SPONSOR: AEC Hackathon

BEST SOLVES A BIG PROBLEM PROJECT

The project that solves a big problem for a built environment profession.

SPONSOR: AEC Hackathon

BEST MASHUP PROJECT

The best solution that combines our event and community supporters’ tech.

SPONSOR: AEC Hackathon

BEST HACK FROM A PAST EVENT

Projects from previous AEC Hackathons or from the open source projects here.

SPONSOR: AEC Hackathon

BEST HACK FOR HUMANS

Projects that use built environment related data to improve the human experience in structures and cities.

SPONSOR: AEC Hackathon

BEST STARTUP PROJECT

For teams that want to go further with their solutions and present to a second round of VC judges.

SPONSOR: AEC Hackathon

BEST BIM 360 PROJECT

Best project using BIM 360 API.

SPONSOR: Autodesk

BEST DESIGN AUTOMATION PROJECT

Best automation app using Autodesk Forge.

SPONSOR: Autodesk

BEST USE OF CROSSWALK CHALLENGE

The best use of Crosswalk in a project.

SPONSOR: CSI

VEC CHALLENGE

The best project that improves the verification of the element's installation in the field against a Building Information Model.

SPONSOR: VEC

BEST MASHUP WITH VIM

Best mashup of VIM technology with complementary tech to do good for the underserved in the Built Environment.

SPONSOR: VIM

W3C DIGITAL TWIN CHALLENGE

SPONSOR: Werth Institute

PRESENTATIONS

Attendees will be able to enjoy these presentations from various speakers in our global community. Stream information will be shared with your registration email after the event starts.

AUSTRALIA: MONT GAMBIER

Creating your business model on top of Forge & cloud solutions
Artur Bessoni
Shedmate
7/22 - 20:30 EST (UTC-4)
BRAZIL: BELO HORIZONTE

Innovation At Scale
Flavio Cambraia
MRV
7/24 - 16:00 EST (UTC-4)
BRAZIL: PORTO ALEGRE

Innovator's Dilemma
Juan Carlos Germano
Augin
7/24 - 17:00 EST (UTC-4)
BRAZIL: SAO PAULO

Productivity & Connectivity Through Digitalization
Bruno Balbinot
Ambar
7/23 - 16:00 EST (UTC-4)
BRAZIL: SAO PAULO

21 Century Construction In Brazil
Mariana Macedo
Papo Construtivo
7/21 - 16:00 EST (UTC-4)
BRAZIL: SAO PAULO

Keep It Simple
Tiago Ricotta
Athie Wohnrath
7/22 - 16:00 EST (UTC-4)
CHINA: SHANGHAI

Algorithmic Design in Engineering
Fodan Deng
gad Architecture Design
7/15 - 9:30 EST (UTC-4)
CHINA: SHANGHAI

OpenBIM-based Intellectualized Design for Interior Design
Jason Li
BSM
7/20 - 9:30 EST (UTC-4)
CHINA: SHANGHAI

AEC Hackathon campaign in China
Xiaoye Zhuang
Shanghai BIM
7/16 - 10:00 EST (UTC-4)
DENMARK: COPENHAGEN

Shaping our own education, stories of modern AEC Studies
The BIM Cafe
Students of AEC
7/15 - 13:00 EST (UTC-4)
DENMARK: COPENHAGEN

Torben Klitgaard
BLOXHUB
Niels Falk
HD Lab
7/23 - 11:00 EST (UTC-4)
FINLAND: HELSINKI

Hacking AEC one experiment at a time - Highlights from Finland
Teemu Lehtinen
KIRAHub
7/17 - 10:00 EST (UTC-4)
GERMANY: BERLIN

Hacking cloud exchanges - Finally BIM Collaboration
Timo Hartmann
Contecht
7/13 - 14:00 EST (UTC-4)
LUXEMBURG: LUXEMBURG

Construction site management using AR
Caner Dolas
GAMMA Technologies
7/20 - 12:00 EST (UTC-4)
NETHERLANDS: DELFT

Model checking in the cloud
Hugh Geoghegan
Xinaps
7/17 - 12:00 EST (UTC-4)
NORWAY: RIDABU

Battle-tested & gamified Digital Twins innovating manufacturing workflows
Torbjørn Grimstad
Moicon
7/17 - 13:00 EST (UTC-4)
POLAND: GLIWICE

Digital Home Experience: How can video games change the way we live?
Karolina Drwiega-Waliczek
Marek Kozlak
SIMLAB
7/23 - 15:00 EST (UTC-4)
SWITZERLAND: ZURICH

Project Dasher: Autodesk's research into Digital Twins for AEC
Kean Walmsley
Autodesk Research
7/21 - 12:00 EST (UTC-4)
UNITED KINGDOM: LONDON

Intro to Multi-Device Experiences & WebXR
Kevin Picchi
Samsung Internet
7/14 - 11:00 EST (UTC-4)
UNITED KINGDOM: LONDON

Agile and participatory BIM-from 3D printing to games & houses
Shajay Bhooshan
Zaha Hadid Architects
7/14 - 10:00 EST (UTC-4)
UNITED KINGDOM: LONDON

Simeon Gow
PCSG
7/14 - 15:00 EST (UTC-4)
UNITED KINGDOM: LONDON

Construction Robotics & AI
Stuart Maggs
Scaled Robotics
7/21 - 13:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: ALEXANDRIA

CSI Crosswalk
Rick Bawcum
CSI
7/16 - 14:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: ATLANTA

Pitchathon Winners
Shadow Ventures
date/time TBA
USA: AUSTIN

Counterpoint & Challenge: When Technology is NOT the Problem...NOR the Solution
Jeffrey Ouellette
jō consulting
7/13 - 13:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: BERKELEY

Emily Olman
Hopscotch Interactive
7/23 - 14:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: BROOKFIELD

Connected Jobsite
Andy Lambert
Milwaukee Tool
7/20 - 11:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: CHICAGO

What's your problem? Problem Focused and Customer Centric Innovation
Danielle Dy Buncio
VIATechnik
7/22 - 11:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: DALLAS

Clifton Harness
TestFit
7/14 18:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: DENVER

Supply and Demand of Interoperability in AEC
Nathan Wood
Construction Progress Coalition
7/15 - 12:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: LOS ANGELES

Building the Built Environment with Immersive Technologies
Cody Nowak
BIMcube
7/22 - 14:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: MEMPHIS

AEC In the Age of Pandemics
Paul Doherty
The Digit Group
7/18 - 12:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: OAKLAND

My Journey in Web, XR, & Digital Twins
Devin Baldwin
Berkeley Lab
7/20 - 15:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: PORTLAND

Let's Talk About Specs Baby
Cherise Lakeside
RDH Building Science
7/13 - 18:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: PORTLAND

Mass Timber in US & Europe
Greg Howes
Stefan Schneider
CutMyTimber
7/16 - 12:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: SAN FRANCISCO

Starting A Company In AEC
Alice Leung
Brick & Mortar Ventures
7/17 - 11:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: SAN FRANCISCO

BIM and Smart Building Integrations
Anya Boguslavsky
Greystar Development & Construction
7/21 - 15:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: SAN FRANCISCO

Brek Goin
Hammr
7/21 - 14:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: SAN FRANCISCO

Hacking Policy for High Performance Buildings: a Passivhaus Smackdown of Title-24
Bronwyn Barry
President at North American Passive House Network
7/14 - 13:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: SEATTLE

David de Yarza
Vishal Porwal
Builderbox
7/23 - 12:00 EST (UTC-4)
USA: SEATTLE

If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat! Just get on
Salla Eckhardt
Microsoft
7/14 - 16:00 EST (UTC-4)

RESOURCES

Here are links to event communication channels, open data sets, open source projects, and other resources you can use in your hacks.

Have an open resource to contribute to the community?
Share it with us

MENTORS

Got a technical question? Is your team stuck? Need insight from a built environment expert? These amazing people are some of the mentors available to help.


Alberto Tono

Deep Learning/BIM


Andy Jevsevar

Software Engineer / Unity Developer


Angel Say

Software Engineer / C++, C#, Node.js


Arpita Shrivastava

Software Developer


Christopher Diggins

Software Developer


Humdan Bakhshi

Full Stack Web Developer / IoT / Blockchain


Josue Bustos

Full Stack Software / IoT


Shaan Hurley

Combined industry, technology, & innovation experience


Tim Kanellitsas

Unity Developer, Instructional Designer
Want to help out?
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TEAM

Here are the folks from the community that are making this happen.


Cody Nowak

ORGANIZER


Damon Hernandez

ORGANIZER


Hugh Seaton

ORGANIZER


Josephs Morris

ORGANIZER


Kathryn Malm Bourgoine

ORGANIZER


Mariana Macedo

ORGANIZER


The Digit Group Team

PROMOTIONS


Kalyn Lengieza

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