Call for Entries: VDC Roasting 2020

Registration to the International student teams' competition on the virtual design and construction - VDC Roasting is open!

Teams from any country will be able to compete for the title of the best student VDC team.

VDC Roasting 2020 is an international student’s team competition for students of mechanical engineering, structural engineering, civil engineers, plumbers, electricians, and architectural departments.

The competition is based on acquaintance with the construction project lifecycle and typical problems that arise during its execution. Participants' task is to solve typical and atypical design and management issues appearing in the construction project. Solving these problems requires the use of such VDC-processes as 4D Planning, Multidisciplinary Coordination, Value Engineering in order to improve energy efficiency.

Requirements for participants: to be a student of 2-6 years of majors: architecture, civil/structural engineering, MEPF engineering; assemble a team of 4 participants and a curator who will help the team to solve the organizational part of tasks;

To have:

  • 1. basic design or engineering skills
  • 2. basic skills in CAD/BIM software
  • 3. understanding of construction process (or check our useful links on a and learn);
  • 4. Get ready for the three hard weeks of Qualifying Stage, and infernal Final!

Stages of the competition

The first stage - lasts for 3 weeks. Each week, the teams will receive detailed tasks for the selected competition project, as well as have the opportunity to get advice from the competition organizers on the implementation of tasks in technical Questions&Answers webinars.

The final for the best teams according to the rating of the first stage will happen online. Teams will have 15 hours to solve construction cases and present their engineering solutions and skills gained during the First Stage.

Key dates

  • Registration - 1.09.2020 - 25.10.2020
  • First Stage - 26.10.2020 - 22.11.2020 inclusive
  • The Final - 05.12.2020 - 06.12.2020


  • 1st place - 1000 € per team
  • 2nd place - 750 € per team
  • 3rd place - 500 € per team

And gifts from the partners of the Competition!

The organizer of the competition is the NPO "BUILDIT Ukraine", which aims on spreading knowledge about modern digital technologies in the construction industry among young architects and engineers.

Registration and details can be found on the website

  • Title

    Call for Entries: VDC Roasting 2020
  • Type

    Competition Announcement (Student Competitions)
  • Organizers

  • Registration Deadline

    October 25, 2020 12:00 PM
  • Submission Deadline

    October 25, 2020 12:00 PM

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Cite: "Call for Entries: VDC Roasting 2020" 21 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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