CAPS – competition schedule 2016

FEBRUARY COMPETITION LAUNCH AND REGISTRATION
Interested teams to register and nominate up to three shelter location(s) for which the team is going to submit a shelter design. Teams are allowed to register for more than one location, however are required to provide insights at Workshop 1 from user-centered research for each location.
MARCH WORKSHOP 1 – SHARE INSIGHTS
In a 90 minute workshop held at UTS participating teams are expected to share and discuss key insights from user-research (independent of council location chosen). Teams engage with various stakeholders including industry experts, climate researchers, council employees, shelter construction experts and engineers as well as NSW government roads and transport agency representatives. Please find more information and results from the workshop here.
APRIL WORKSHOP 2 – IDEAS PITCH & TEST
In a 90 minute workshop teams test early ideas with various panels of shelter users, project partners and stakeholders. Panels are organized by location and matched to each teams’ registration.
3RD JUNE CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES
Entries are due by 5.00pm (AEST) 3rd June 2016. CAPS 2016 design competition brief for further details.
JUNE-JULY JUDGING
There are three award categories:
1. CAPS Overall Design Award (1 award)
2. CAPS Council Area Design Awards (1 award per council)
3. CAPS People’s Choice Award (1 award)

Submissions for Awards Categories 1 & 2 are judged by an expert panel, which is announced at least one month before closing date. The People’s Choice Award is decided by public voting online over three weeks in June 2016. Please find an overview of 2016 CAPS winners here.

AUGUST-
DECEMBER
BUILD, INSTALL AND EVALUATE
There are up to $25,000 available towards building the winning CAPS Overall Design Award shelter, subject to approval by the relevant Council. The relevant Council will be responsible for the building of the winning shelter. A research team will monitor and evaluate the climate performance of the new shelter design and publish a research report.
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