Hackathon@Staalbouwdag is an interactive event held by Dutch steel society Bouwen met Staal on  Tuesday, October 8, 2019, in Rotterdam. This event brings together multidisciplinary teams which will compete in designing the best parametric steel structure.

Hackathon@Staalbouwdag is part of the SMARTconnection research project. In this research, project methods are developed to analyze steel connections in a smart automatic process.

During the Hackathon@Staalbouwdag, multidisciplinary teams will compete in designing the best parametric steel structure in a workshop setting. The task is to design a steel structure where the main loadbearing structure and the structural details are in optimal balance.

Each team will consist of three members. Including one architect, one structural engineer and one structural detail-engineer. The team with the best design wins Hackathon@Staalbouwdag.

Read more & sign-up for the Hackathon@Staalbouwdag

During the hackathon, the use of Karamba3D is recommended.  Via the new tool KarambaIDEA, developed by Bouwen met Staal, steel connections of the parametric steel structure modeled in Karamba3D, can be exported to IDEA Statica Connection for detail analysis. Temporary licenses for IDEA Statica connection, Rhino6 (Grasshopper) and Karamba3D will be provided to contestants.