VDC Roasting

Non-Profit Organization “BUILDIT Ukraine” invites students of
2-6 years of education of mechanical engineering, structural
engineering, civil engineers, plumbers, electricians, and
architectural departments to take part in the International
student team competition VDC Roasting 2020, based on
Virtual Design and Construction processes – vdcroasting.com.
Last year we held the first competition for students of the
universities majoring in engineering, construction, and
architecture in Ukraine.
This year we are expanding our borders to make VDC Roasting
International, as well as completely online, so we are convinced
that the students of your university should definitely give it a
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
Requirements for participants

  1. To be a student of 2-6 years of majors: architecture,
    civil/structural engineering, MEPF engineering.
  2. Assemble a team of 4 participants and a curator who will
    help the team to solve the organizational part of tasks;
  3. To have:
    ● basic design or engineering skills
    ● basic skills in CAD/BIM software
    ● understanding of construction process (or check our
    useful links on a vdcroasting.com and learn);
  4. Get ready for the three hard weeks of Qualifying Stage,
    and infernal Final!
    Output skills
    Hard skills
  • work in Autodesk Revit
  • work in Autodesk Navisworks
  • work in Autodesk Insight
  • work in Autodesk BIM360 tools
  • work in Fuzor
  • knowledge in Value Engineering
  • document processing
  • project planning and phasing
  • 3D coordination
    Soft Skills
  • teamwork
  • time management
  • decision making
  • communication
  • stress resistance
    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 Q&A 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
    The First Stage – 26.10.2020 – 22.11.2020 inclusive
    The Final – 05.12.2020 – 06.12.2020
    1st place – 1000 €
    2nd place – 750 €
    3rd place – 500 €
    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:
    Watch the video about last year’s competition:
    If you have any questions, write to one of our organizers on
    e-mail: v.kolodko@buildit.org.ua