COVID-19 has created building and facility use challenges.  Design requirements that solve the physical or social distancing requirements are going to dominate design thinking for years to come.

The Bentley software used in the SMART Competition will enable student design teams to make the necessary changes while assuring the facility meets all of the usage goals.  For some design considerations and helpful hints, watch the 2 minute video from Bentley Systems:


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The Bentley development team is working hard to provide useful information and resources to help professionals successfully meet the current challenges.  Bentley Systems is a sponsor of the SMART Competition and provides design software tools to over 800,000 architects and engineering professionals globally.

The SMART Competition ( is a global STEM and Career and Technology Education (CTE) education program.  The competition is open to all high school and university students.  The competition is designed to attract all students without regard or bias of gender, race, socio-economic or academic performance level.

For additional information, contact Mike Andrews,