Guest Speaker Introduction Karen Armfield, P.E., • Regional Coordinator, New York City Region • Over 10 years with Future City Program • Associate Vice President & Deputy Geotechnical Manager at AECOM’s New York Office
Purpose of the City Model? • Physical Representation of your city design ideas • All “features” of your city should be included • Transportation, roads bridges, trains, commerce • Power, water, public utilities and other services • Residential, commercial and industrial areas • Buildings: schools, hospitals, fire stations, polices, houses, factories, offices, museums, stadiums, etc… • Should be to an appropriate scale to show enough of the city to enable students to demonstrate features during presentation
Key Points for getting started • Follow Competition Guidelines and Rules. • See “step by step” area of National Website • http://www.futurecity.org/build/overview • Up to 120 points of your teams score
Key Points for getting started Materials: • Built mainly using Recycled Materials • Use a sturdy stable base, maximum dimensions, [25”(W) x 50”(L)], typically plywood • If background added, can be no higher than 20” • Total cost of materials must be under $100
Key Points for getting started Don’t forget your Moving Part • Ideas I have seen: • Moving train • Windmills • Roofs that open • Cars or other transportation systems • Batteries or manual movement permitted, but no electric • Can create motion with pulleys, simple strings, toy motors, pivot points, dials, forced air in tubes, etc… • Students may be inclined to just insert a toy that moves, however note that Judges seem to prefer something the students designed themselves.
Choose a Model Scale • Choose a scale where you can show the judges all of your ideas for the city: • Example of smaller scale city…
Remember to use recycled materials, they can be painted and modified accordingly to represent different structures…
Use a range of heights, material types and styles to represent different types of buildings, remember to tie back to your scale
Textures Textured materials add interest to the buildings.
Model Pictures… Color themes: Do the students want to maintain a certain range of colors?
Having a limited range of colors creates uniformity, you may want to select a few main colors to dominate the color scheme and use other colors sparingly.
Some students opt to cover their recyclables in printed paper to show windows, doors, etc…
Don’t’ forget to have a moving part…example here…moving train travels through the air above buildings
Use material choices to help show the environment where your city is located; a sandy beach, a rough mountain, a moonscape…
Think creatively when choosing materials foam core or expandable foam can be used to build up terrain.
Let students use their creativity, such as the large sculpture in this city…
Summary • Choose an appropriate scale and correctly size objects. • Make sure you check the rules and rubric to optimize your design • Make sure your city shows all features of the city • Start collecting a box of diverse recyclables early (it is better to have way too many to pick from than be short) • Combine/modify recycled materials to make new objects • Select color theme or strategy for unifying city “look” • Most importantly…Let the students use their creativity
Bentley Systems’ Involvement • National Competition Sponsor • Member of Engineers Week Leadership Council • Regional Competition Sponsor • Philadelphia • Harrisburg • Phoenix • Alabama • Greg Bentley – Future City Keynote speaker, Bentley Systems CEO • Carol Rieg - Future City Founder, Bentley Corp Foundation Officer • Martin Pflanz - Be Mentors Leader • Also dozens of Bentley Colleagues serving as Future City Mentors
What is Be Mentors • www.bentley.com/BeMentors • Support for the mentor! • Network with other passionate mentors • Tips to lead your team to success • Live/OnDemand Best Practice Sessions • Fuel Your Future webcast (about Energy) • Competition Basics for Mentors • Computer Model Layout & Writing Tips • Model Building Tips • Presentation Skills & Competition Preparation
Time for Questions? THANK YOU MENTORS AND TEACHERS!!!!!!