The evolution of infrastructure has been inspired and influenced by young minds. Every time a challenge surfaces, innovations appear and overcome them. We are in the middle of a climate and environmental emergency, in addition to a worldwide pandemic. These events have made us more cautious about our health and impacted our lifestyle, but the infrastructure around us remains the same. However, we also see that the Internet of Things (IoT) is playing a greater role in information accessibility for all stakeholders like the users, operators, and owners. Through the Future Infrastructure Star Challenge 2021, Bentley invites students from around the world to submit their thoughts, ideas, and innovations that they see for the future infrastructure industry.
The Future Infrastructure Star Challenge seeks to provide a space for the young minds of today to consider and solve the world’s toughest challenges. While the world around us is constantly changing, our infrastructure tends to remain the same. The challenge is divided into two stages:
The challenge is open to individual students (or teams of two) from Community Colleges/ Schools, Polytechnics, Technical Institutes and Universities.
Participants submit their ideas for the next big infrastructure project in any of the following categories: road and rail, building and facilities, water and wastewater, cities and mapping, and power generation concerning an environmental challenge that hinders the infrastructure development. Considering optimum use of IoT and the possibility to scale a design model, participants can share their plans to provide a healthy surrounding.
Participants should consider the following points:
people to benefit
from your idea
The severity of the
The aim is to address the environmental issues, effects, and causes in the respective infrastructure domain. Participants should consider:
Participants may also think of ways to determine a healthy society for the future and touch on any one or more of the below aspects, depending on the idea chosen:
DISINFECTION FACILITIES AT PUBLIC PLACES
DISPOSAL OF BIODEGRADABLES
Participants will be judged and scored based on the number of people who benefit from their idea, their use of smart innovation, the severity of the situation, the capability for future development, and the scalability in terms of economic and construction activities. Judges will also consider how participants address aspects of health and lifestyle.
The following is the classification of the weightage given:
Voting Lines Open:
Design and Visualization
The top 10 ideas from the Conceptualization stage qualify for this stage.
Participants must submit a zip folder that contains the following files.
Participants will be judged and scored on the design parameters and their ability to justify the design language to the judges.
The following is the classification of weightage given to each parameter:
The winners will be divided into two categories: by expert opinion and by popular vote.
Category 1: Winner by Expert Opinion
Category 2: Winner by Popular Vote Option
For the popular vote option, all votes will be made through the Bentley Education platform. The voting lines will open after Conceptualization Stage 1 is over and the top 10 finalists are selected. The top 10 finalists will be judged based on their idea and innovation proposed during Conceptualization Stage 1.
Going Digital Awards: Year in Infrastructure 2021
The top 3 teams, Winner by Expert Opinion will reserve a slot at the Going Digital Awards: Year in Infrastructure 2021 to showcase their projects and videos as directed.
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