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Chic ArchiCAD Design Takes Top Honors at Build Sydney Live 2013

BUDAPEST, November 13, 2013 – GRAPHISOFT has announced that the team of ArchiCAD clients Rice Daubney of Australia and Obayashi of Japan have won the award for Best Use of BIM for Design, Drama, and Excitement at the recent Build Sydney Live event.

Build Sydney Live 2013 © Rice Daubney & Obayashi Corp. Build Sydney Live 2013 © Rice Daubney & Obayashi Corp.

The 48-hour event challenged participants from around the world to design a new International Convention Centre for Sydney as part of the specified 19 Hectare area of Darling Harbour Live project. Run virtually using mobile technology from a sailboat in Darling Harbour October 28-30, Build Sydney Live 2013 was the 5th edition of Build Live global collaborative OpenBIM events. More than 40 countries were represented by 19 teams.

Darren Tims of Rice Daubney said, “Build Sydney Live 2013 was a great opportunity for Rice Daubney to collaborate with our friends at Obayashi in Tokyo to produce a BIM in 48 hours. It was exciting, if somewhat tiring, and we are delighted to win the award for Best Use of BIM for Design, Drama, and Excitement.”

Build Sydney Live 2013 © Rice Daubney & Obayashi Corp. Build Sydney Live 2013 © Rice Daubney & Obayashi Corp.

The brief included strict requirements for the design development and presentation materials. “Winning the award proved that Teamwork works well in international collaboration with 48-hour intensive access to the central model. We hope this experience will lead to expanding our business in the global market," said Obayashi’s Tetsu Kondo.

About Build Live

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 Live events demonstrate the power of these new paradigms for architecture, engineering, planning and construction. Through cloud-based collaboration the event is open to worldwide participation.

About GRAPHISOFT

GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution in 1984 with ArchiCAD®, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIM Server™, the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment, EcoDesigner™, the world’s first fully BIM-integrated “GREEN” design solution and BIMx®, the world’s leading mobile app for BIM visualization. GRAPHISOFT has been a part of the Nemetschek Group since its acquisition in 2007.