11 - 15 August, 2020, San Diego, USA
Digital Built Week NA 2020

DBEI Hackathon

11 August, 2020, San Diego, USA


The Digital Built Environment Institute is proud to announce its second Hackathon in North America running on Tuesday, August 11th in San Diego. This is running in conjunction with, and a day prior to the commencement of Digital Built Week (DBW) North America.

This year’s theme is “Collaborative Data Modeling”.

From barn raising to delivering an international airport, building is a collaborative process. As the demands on the built environment have become more stringent and complex, more specialists are required to offer their expertise and more data sources are required for a successful project. Building talent and critical data must be enlisted from multiple locations around the world and clear communication is critical to support today’s practice of rapid delivery by multiple disciplines, working in multiple languages, on multiple platforms. For these reasons, this year the DBEI Hackathon series will focus on Collaborative Data Modeling.

We’re interested in solutions that focus on clear, concise, and effective communication of intent, proposals, and solutions involving the best technologies and key data sources pushed one step farther. Whether you’d like to explore better data interoperability or realtime collaboration in virtual reality, we’d like to see what’s possible to ensure the deepest understanding of project issues and their resolution. Let’s explore past the horizon of today’s collaborative methods and start building the better systems of the future!

So how will this DBEI Hackathon work?

A 1-Day design sprint-like event where teams work together, on a specific idea, with the goal to create usable software or hardware as functioning prototype or product by the end of the event.

How will the DBEI Hackathon work?

Each hackathon group will be between 4-6 people, with each group working on your respective project idea. You can either form a group prior to the event (maybe get a few of your friends or colleagues together) or sign up individually and join a group through our Slack Communications Group, or if you are late to register you can join a team on site!

  • Tuesday morning, we kick off with introductions
  • From 9:30am the hack (or fun) begins!
  • Expert Users will be on hand throughout the day to offer their help for your hack
  • 8 hours later teams will demonstrate and show off their results to all attendees and the Judges
  • Following will be the awards ceremony with a hard earned drink or two to commemorate a job well done!

The Winning Teams will be rewarded with prizes, plus 1st place will be given the chance to present the winning project at the DBW NA 2020 closing plenary on Saturday August 15.

How to get involved? 

  • Registration is opening soon!
125 Days
06 Hours
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12 - 13 August, 2020
12 - 13 August, 2020
13 - 14 August, 2020
13 - 15 August, 2020

Who Should Attend?

Architects, Engineers, Digital Engineering Managers, BIM Managers, CAD Managers, Construction Managers, Contractors, Builders, Facilities Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Estimators, Subcontractors, Developers, Project Managers, Property Owners, Design Managers and Digital Modellers.

Why Digital Built Week?

As a community of professionals, DBEI is dedicated to improving the way industry works together. No other event brings so many opportunities and benefits together in a single location.

General Enquiries

For Event Enquiries please contact

Digital Built Week Events Team
Phone: +1 213 814 2888
Email: [email protected]

Sponsorship Enquiries

For Sponsorship Enquiries please contact

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

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COVID-19 Update

3rd April 2020

DBEI is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation around the world. Having already postponed our BILT Asia event (2-4 April, Singapore) and our BILT ANZ event (17-20 June, Sydney), we are hopeful our remaining 2020 events will proceed.  However, the well-being of all our partners and participants in our events remains our utmost priority. We will continue to be guided by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and local health and government authorities in each region.

Our team and Committees are working hard to plan for contingencies should the need arise.

We wish to thank you all for your support and appreciate your patience and understanding under the current circumstances and will continue to update our website and the community if there are any changes.

If you have any concerns or questions about our events please email us at [email protected]