AEC Technology Hackathon 2015

September 26th, 9:30am to September 27th, 3pm

This weekend-long event is organized for programmers, web developers, and AEC experts to collaborate on novel ideas and processes for the AEC industry. There is a great need for the building industry to start developing their own solutions and here is the chance to get started! Hackers will have a day and a half to brainstorm concepts, develop projects, and present results to a panel of industry experts. An impressive collection of Hackathon Leaders will be present to offer guidance and support for hackers throughout the competition.

The challenge: Develop a new app/ technique to enhance the building design or construction process. This can be done either by developing new apps, or by creatively using existing ones.

View full rules

How to enter

Register here for the hackathon, and then show up in person at the Grohe Live! Showroom on Saturday, 9/26 at 9:30am.

Judges

Rob Otani

Rob Otani
Principal at Thornton Tomasetti

Zach Downey

Zach Downey
Product Manager at WeWork

Shane Burger

Shane Burger
Director of Technical Innovation at Woods Bagot

Vail Rooney

Vail Rooney
BIM Implementation Manager at SHoP Architects

John Cerone

John Cerone
Director of VDC at SHoP Architects

Erik Thorson

Erik Thorson
‎SVP at Varick Media Management

Judging Criteria

  • Awesomeness
    We are looking for techniques that no one has ever thought of. In your presentation you must clearly state the problem you are trying to solve for the AEC industry. We will judge the creativity and usefulness of your solution (50%)
  • Openness/Collaboration
    We encourage you to develop an app that can easily be used by others. Does it live on GitHub/ bitbucket? Is it open? Rather than reinventing the paperclip, did you leverage other great techniques that already exist to build your novel idea? (20%)
  • Teamwork
    We encourage you to have colorful teams. As such we will reward teams that are not solely formed of coworkers. After all, we want to use this time to make new connections too. The maximum allowed team size is 5 people. (20%)
  • Learning
    Which technologies/ APIs/ products/ methods did you use, that you did not know before? Did you consult any of the hackathon leaders to help you out? Did you help other teams accomplish a task? We encourage knowledge exchange and exploration.(10%)