20 - 21 May, 2019, Melbourne, Australia
DBEI Hackathon ANZ

DBEI Hackathon ANZ

20 - 21 May, 2019, Melbourne, Australia

The Digital Built Environment Institute is proud to announce its first hackathon on May 20 – 21 in Melbourne, Australia, in conjunction with the BILT ANZ 2019 conference and sponsored by Autodesk. This year’s theme is “Generative Design in Practice”. Design Computation is a field grabbing a lot of headlines, and a lot of research time – but what is it really? Is it a solution in search of a problem? Is it tech for tech’s sake? Or is it the answer to fundamental roadblocks in our path to increasing productivity?

The DBEI Hackathon in Melbourne this year asks you to consider how this burgeoning  new capability can be applied to actual problems that exist within our design / construction / operation workflows. We will be looking for proposals that automate the combination of goals and constraints to reveal solutions to practical building and infrastructure problems. Whether you’d like to explore building massing, steel detailing, duct routing, or any other problem in building design, or you have ideas about how this process can be applied to building operations, we’re looking for generative outcomes that make their way into conventional design, fabrication or operation solutions. Form a team or join one and help define the integration of generative design in AEC practice!

How will the hack teams work?

The event will be limited to
– a maximum of 10 teams
– with 3-4 members each
We have already formed a number of teams with some exciting proposals. There is still scope to add more participants so feel free to get yourself registered, either with a complete group or as an individual. The Committee will help assemble teams with similar ideas & complementary skills, so that you can create truly epic projects. All you need to do for now is register and share your ideas.


1st Place = $300 Visa Card per team member and the opportunity to present your project at the Closing session of BILT ANZ 2019
2nd Place = $150 Visa Card per team member
3rd Place = $50 Visa Card per team member
There will also be various ad-hoc prizes awarded and plenary of DBEI Hackathon swag to go around!
So, what are you waiting for? Get registered!




Event Features

We believe that those who work daily within the AEC industry are the best placed to train others in the critical knowledge and skill sets required for:


Who Should Attend?

For those who find simply USING the latest technology is not cutting edge enough, and want instead to CREATE that next technology. Innovators, entrepreneurs, and dreamers. BIM Managers, technology managers, scripters and coders, data scientists – all those who have a vision for the future, a desire to be involved, and the energy to handle a sprint!

Why DBEI Hackathon?

DBEI is focused on ‘Advancing People, Processes and Technology’. Conferences are one piece of that puzzle, focused on teaching. A hackathon encourages and fosters innovation at the front end of that process, focused on creating. It brings new ways to look at existing problems, new approaches to applying technology to improve existing processes, and a deeper look at the ways in which we can become more effective, more efficient, more productive.

General Enquiries

For Event Enquiries please contact

ANZ Events Team
Phone: +61 9929 4200
Email: [email protected]

Sponsorship Enquiries

For Sponsorship Enquiries please contact

Chris Needham
Global Director, Partnerships
Email: [email protected]

Peter Morgan
Director, Business Development
Email: [email protected]

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