building simulation 2017
ibpsa
august 8, 2017

Competitions

Student competition | Practitioner competition | Competition FAQs


Student Competition
As part of the 2017 Building Simulation Conference, IBPSA is organizing a student modeling competition. The aim is to facilitate wider participation in the conference and to provide a competitive forum for student members of the building simulation community. It is expected that several tutors of relevant courses in universities around the world will use this as part of their teaching material.

This year's competition involves using computer simulation to design and test a laboratory building with mixed uses including labs, offices and classroom spaces located in downtown San Francisco, CA, USA.

Note that a supporting letter from the organization (e.g. course tutor, TA/RA, or module leader at your institute) is requested with each submission. This should include a brief statement including the course that you are enrolled in which you may receive credit while completing the competition requirements.

Two finalists will be notified by May 5, 2017 and will receive free registration to the conference plus up to $2000 in reimbursed travel expenses. The two finalists will be expected to attend the Building Simulation 2017 conference and to prepare a short presentation and produce a poster for display at BS2017. Poster requirements and travel/registration information for the finalists will be provided at that time. Based on the conference presentation and poster, an overall winner will be selected and announced at the conference.

Please download the competition brief for more information. We look forward to your participation!


Key dates:

February 06, 2017:     Entrants to notify Christina Hopfe (IBPSA England) of their intent to submit an entry via email. Note that the final submission document must be accompanied by an institutional letter to confirm that the candidate is enrolled on a university‚Äôs program.
March 31, 2017: Deadline for completed entries. These should be sent via email in word AND pdf to Christina Hopfe (C.J.Hopfe, IBPSA England).
May 05, 2017: Winners informed
August 7-9, 2017:     BS2017 Conference in San Francisco, USA



Practitioner Competition
The IBPSA-USA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is organizing a practitioner modeling competition, which is a modified version of the student modeling competition. The aim is to facilitate wider participation in the conference and to provide a competitive forum for non-student members of the building simulation community. The practitioner competition is new to the Building Simulation conference for 2017. The winning entry will receive a USD$1,500 cash prize, sponsored by IES Ltd.

      

A competition entry can consist of either a single team member or a team of practitioners.
Registration is USD $20 and must be submitted by February 06, 2017.

Please contact IBPSA.SFBA@gmail.com (IBPSA-USA San Francisco Bay Area) if you have any questions.


Key dates:
February 06, 2017: Register intent to submit
March 31, 2017: Deadline for completed entries. These should be sent via email in word AND pdf to IBPSA.SFBA@gmail.com.
May 05, 2017: Winners informed
August 7-9, 2017:       BS2017 Conference in San Francisco, USA
USD $1,500 Cash prize awarded.



Competition FAQs

Q1: Can undergraduate and graduate level students participate in the student competition?
A1: Yes, all categories are eligible to apply and participate

Q2: What is the maximum student team size for each group entry?
A2: We suggest a maximum team size of 5 students, but do not limit the team size. One member should be selected from the team to be the point of contact with the IBPSA 2017 Student Competition coordinator(s).