A view of all the schemes developed at BIMStorm LAX totaling more than 50 million sf.

Some industry experts describe it as a challenge. A few even describe it as crazy. But that didn’t stop a cross-section of building industry professionals around the world from taking on what was arguably a daunting task.

Their assignment: to develop 30 million sf of space across a 30-block site just north of downtown Los Angeles, virtually and collaboratively. They had 24 hours to complete the task.

In the end, participants in BIMStorm LAX on Jan. 31 didn’t build 30 million sf of virtual space on 30 city blocks. They built 50 million sf across 50 city blocks.

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