Decades ago the CAD industry had design competitions called “CAD Shootouts.” They were incredibly important and yet fun events; back in the 90’s many professionals were still evaluating which CAD platforms to embrace for their firms and the various CAD shootouts helped audience members witness in real time how design professionals actually can work within various digital CAD platforms.
Unfortunately, those shootouts stopped happening. So it is exciting to see that ABX 2017 together with GREENBUILD, International Conference and Expo will be hosting some kind of similar live event.
The Design Technology Throwdown in Boston
On Thursday, November 9, 2017, a scheduled event takes places from 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm titled “Design Technology Throwdown”—described as a “first-of-its-kind” competition and teams will face off to see who can design the best solution to a mutual design problem.
A champion will be crowned at the end of the event, for the best use of contemporary technology to develop, document, and validate their design. This event is not merely an ABX 2017 event but also a GREENBUILD event so extra consideration will be given to projects that incorporate environmental analysis and sustainable design strategies.
You need an assembled team of four (4) people to register for this event. You can learn a bit more here and find the path to registering for this design competition.
Other ABX 2017 and GREENBUILD News
The plenary speaker this year is President Bill Clinton, who speaks on Thursday the 9th.
There will also be an Immersive Visualization area on the show floor where real-world projects come to life using technology demos. Learn more here.
Software technology companies at this year’s GREENBUILD segment of the show include, IES (957), Bluebeam (1049), Procore (1150), GRAPHISOFT (1249), Sefaira (1252), PlanGrid (654), Autodesk (1446), ARCAT (1221), ARCOM (2019), Dodge Data & Analytics (1270), Sustainable Minds (1256), Aquicore (325), Aurora Solar Inc. (2607), GOEFER (s658), Cove Tool, Inc. (1056), and Timesheet Mobile (1256).