This article describes a new online format for WorldSkills Competitions based on Digital Construction-BIM (Building Information Modelling) Skills at the Russian National Final 2020. The COVID-19 epidemic has affected many aspects of our lives. Locked down cities, remote on-line education, mask-wearing in public spaces, are all our today’s reality. As a result, the vast majority of WorldSkills National Championships which initially were planned for 2020 were postponed to 2021, including in Ireland, the UK and most other participating countries. There were new requirements for the 2020 Competition Venues, for infrastructure, and even for Competition Rules due to Covid 19 restrictions. WorldSkills Russia, however, decided to experiment with an online format for the Russian National Championship. During the 2020 Competition, the BIM Skills Team piloted an automated assessment tool which enables a fast and objective process to assess the measurement aspect of the Competitor’s work. This article explains how that new process was developed, piloted and evaluated. As an output we offer conclusions from the pilot and recommendations for further improvement of the on-line format for WorldSkills Competitions. We off pros and cons of the online assessment form and analysis of the first, real automatic assessment tool implementation.



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