1. A building integration design development submittal of the interactions among the key aspects of the architecture, the
engineered systems, and the construction. This submittal should address the rationales for the trade-offs and choices made to
arrive at the proposed design/construction solutions.
Additionally, submissions may be entered in one or more of the following categories:
2. A design development submittal of the structural systems (foundation and wall, floor, and roof framing systems).
3. A design development submittal of the mechanical systems (HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems).
4. A design development submittal of the electrical systems (power, lighting, and related systems).
5. Innovative construction management and construction methods focused on integrated design/construction teams, including
delivery method, preliminary project planning, budget and schedule.
It is recognized that the level of detail and information that is included in design development submittals can vary greatly. Also, it is not the intent of the competition to provide a prescriptive list of items to be submitted for each area. Therefore, submittals should be developed to the level that communicates the design intent while demonstrating that the solutions have been thoughtfully developed, are innovative and of high quality, and are realistic and functional.
Please note that information does not need to be repeated in multiple submittals and that teams are allowed to cross reference between their various submittals.
The entries are expected to be submitted in electronic format (.pdf files). All entries shall include a cover page, table of contents, summary narrative, supporting documentation, and drawings.
Teams shall provide a separate submittal for each category entered. A submittal in the integration category is required for each team. The individual category submittals shall include, but not be limited to, the following items
1. Cover page identifying project team and submission categories
2. Summary Narrative (15 page maximum)
- Statement of project goals/requirements
- Narrative description of systems/solutions
- Rationale for system selections and solutions
3. Supporting Documentation (20 page maximum)
- Applicable codes and standards
- Design criteria, methodology, and assumptions
- Calculations and supporting documentation
- References and Resources
4. Drawings (10 page maximum up to a 30x42.pdf format)
- Plans, sections, and elevations
- Typical details and/or details to highlight design elements
- Rendered views of project and/or design elements
- Related large format schedules and/or tables
Judges will focus on the summary narrative portion of the submittal and portions of the supporting documentation and drawings during review. It should not be expected that the judges will do an exhaustive review of the supporting documentation.
Each entry shall include the team registration number on all submittal items and pages. Please do not include team member names or school identification marks on submittals. However, the team member names must be verified at the time of the submittal.
Finalist teams shall prepare an electronic presentation to be used during the final presentation at a minimum. Teams are encouraged to provide any other supporting materials to the judges that will help demonstrate how the challenge was addressed.
In the morning before the presentations begin, the teams shall submit a USB disk drive with a copy of their presentations, the initial submittals and additionally, three PowerPoint slides for each finalist category for display on public monitors during the conference. Team member names and school identification marks may be used during the final presentations. It is not required that all members of the team will participate in the presentation to the judges. However, any or all team members may be present to assist with answering questions from the judges. The team will present their projects including all categories in which the team is a finalist at one time. Approximately 15 minutes of presentation time will be allotted for the integration portion of the presentation and an additional 10 minutes of presentation time for each design category for which the team is a finalist. The judges will be allotted an approximately equal time as the presentation time for questions at the end of each presentation.
Submit final projects HERE.