The BIM Competition requires that digital models be converted to IFC open format. This exchange format gives us Open BIM for interoperability.
The IFC format improves collaboration and simplifies the management of data used by the wider project team and by other external partners, like jury members for example.
The CSTB provides BIM competitors with two documents so they can generate IFC files using the BIM Revit and Archicad programs. If you don’t have actual BIM software, keep in mind that some CAO software programs offer this format in export.
Once their model is finalized and converted to IFC format, candidates are able to examine it on eveBIM: the competition viewer.