AEC Hackathon @
BLOXHUB

#AECHACK

How should we think, work, and create our cities?

We believe that the global challenges of urbanization and climate change require new ways of thinking. Therefore, we have partnered up with the AEC Hackathon Organization to create AEC Hackathon @ BLOXHUB. Here, engineers, architects, developers, cool nerds, tech experts, design thinkers, anthropologists and great minds are rethinking traditional patterns and hacking their way into a better urban future.

Get a look into the event in the video below.

What is AEC Hackathon?

AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) Hackathon is an organization that, since its origin in 2013, has held events in numerous locations; e.g. Berlin, Shanghai, and Paris. It was created to give those designing, building, and maintaining our built environment the opportunity to collaborate with cutting-edge technologies and its developers and designers. Over the course of three days, teams compete against each other while trying to find solutions for the problems they face in their everyday work.

It has quickly become a community of innovators that includes all elements of the built environment, not just AEC.

See the pictures from the 2021 event HERE.

Check out four of the projects from the 2021 event below and watch all 12 teams pitch presentations HERE

Watch the Saturday Tech Talks HERE

TEAM READAPT

BEST OVERALL PROJECT

What are the LCA and cost savings from a circular approach to the construction of buildings? reADAPT is a digital solution to compare scenarios for reusing existing building components instead of off-the-shelf materials.

Watch the teams pitch presentation HERE

TEAM LEARN CARBON

BEST PROJECT THAT SOLVES A BIG AEC PROBLEM

A Rhino plugin for architects that predicts:
1. Global Warming Potential or GWP (from selected structure type)
2. Type of structure (from a target GWP value) from information extracted from a conceptual massing model, to inform on early-stage material choices & enable the roadmap to achieve ambitious certifications.

Watch the teams pitch presentation HERE

TEAM GOLD FINGER

BEST MASH-UP PROJECT

A project working with gamifying architectural modelling workflows. Using Wave collapse function to create an assitive design tool that can increase and decrease in resolution according to level of depth that is needed by the user. Tying this in with a score system to show how the building performs in real life scenarios.

Watch the teams pitch presentation HERE

TEAM POLLUTION SOLUTION

BEST HACK FOR HUMANS

A pollution weighted navigation app. Helping people choose the path with the cleanest air, when biking or walking through the city.

Watch the teams pitch presentation HERE

Three ways to participate

In general, there are three key ways you can participate in AEC Hackathon @ BLOXHUB

1# IDENTIFY A CHALLENGE IN YOUR EVERYDAY WORK

2# WORK WITH ONE OF THE PROPOSED CHALLENGES

3# SHOW UP INDIVIDUALLY AND JOIN A GROUP

You can join individually, with a colleague or with a group. If you join with a group, be prepared to open up your group for participants from other companies, during the hackathon.

Reflect upon and identify potential challenges to address beforehand. It can be from your everyday work life or a larger challenge in your organization or industry, which you are curious to address with fellow designers or developers from the industry.

AEC Hackathon @ BLOXHUB 2022

It’s official, AEC Hackathon @ BLOXHUB will be back.
The next event will take place from the 28th – 30th of October 2022. Save the date!
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Read more here

Q: How will the event proceed?
A: The event will run over the course of a weekend, from Friday to Sunday. Get to know the format here.

Q: How do challenges work?
A: There will be different challenges proposed by companies, but feel free to work on a challenge of your own.

Q: Can I join with a team from my job and work on a challenge of our own?
A: 
Definitely! We encourage you to bring your colleagues, although we recommend joining forces with other participants as well.

Q: How do I become a partner?
A: 
That is fairly easy! Send a mail to hst@bloxhub.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Q: How do I become a participant?
A:
Registration is live trough this LINK

Q: What does my ticket include?
A: 
A ticket to the event includes:
– Access to BLOXHUB’s Members lounge and Residents Area during the event, including our facilities such as a VR Studio, 3D printers, workshops, meeting rooms, and more.
– Food, drinks, and snacks during the event.

Q: How will COVID-19 effect the event?
A: We follow the guidelines of the Danish Health Authority and will act accordingly to any new development happening in the field.

Q: Will I get a refund if the event is canceled because of COVID-19?
A:
Yes. Tickets will be refunded up until the day of launch, if the event is canceled.

FAQ

The most frequently asked questions about the event and the format.

AEC Hackathon website

Check out the official website for the AEC Hackathon organization
Link to site

Livestream of presentations

Watch the pitch presentations from the 2021 event
Watch it here
- AEC Hackathon @ BLOXHUB is made possible with help from our partners -
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Contact us

Would you like to hear more about your AEC Hackathon @ BLOXHUB and how you can participate?
I’m ready to help.

Lasse Lund, Project Lead AEC Hackathon @ BLOXHUB
E-mail: llu@bloxhub.org
Tlf. +45 2872 8511

Contact us

Would you like to hear more about your AEC Hackathon @ BLOXHUB and how you can participate?
I’m ready to help.

Rune Knudsen, Project Lead AEC Hackathon @ BLOXHUB

E-mail: rkn@bloxhub.org
Tlf. +45 2174 8173