To further support BIM awareness, global design software developer Nemetschek Vectorworks Inc. announces its headline sponsorship of Build New York Live, a collaborative, virtual design competition held over 48 hours from Monday, September 21, 2015 at noon ET until Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at noon ET. Winning teams will receive a prestigious Build Live award for their “Best Use of Design for BIM.”

Nemetschek Vectorworks is partnering with event organizer Asite at a time when 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 New York Live will demonstrate the power of these new paradigms for architecture, engineering, planning and construction.

“Build Earth Live validates openBIM’s efficacy as a way for geographically disparate firms to coordinate BIM projects using an array of technologies through collaboration with an open standard format like IFC,” said Jeremy Powell, director of product marketing at Nemetschek Vectorworks. “We’re honored to be a part of such a highly anticipated event, and we look forward to the results from all of the teams participating.”

The event is open to worldwide participants, who can form their own teams or elicit assistance from Asite to connect with potential team members.

“We are delighted that Nemetschek Vectorworks has agreed to be the headline sponsor of our latest Build Earth Live Event - Build New York Live,” said Tony Ryan, CEO of Asite. “During the virtual BIM competition, one of the major focuses of this event will be the Project Information Model and the Asset Information Model output, which we have been delivering for a number of our UK clients over the past two years.”

Organized by Asite, Build New York Live is the latest international BIM competition in the Build Earth Live series, complementing live events previously held in Newcastle, London, Qatar and Sydney. Register for Build New York Live today.