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					   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.
Model Pictures & Tips…
       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…
Larger scale where a smaller portion of the 
city is represented
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.
Some students create multiple levels to show 
underground features
Even entire city underground
                  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.
Background can be painted with scenery
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!!!!!!

				
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