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Jake Sharman has been at 3 events

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Isabelle Fortin26,812Hello again !! Last year, some of us ladies wanted to show our support for   #movember  and as we cannot grow Moustaches, we thought maybe we can *post our pictures with fake ones*  The success of the event was so phenomenal it's time to do it all over again  !  thank you so much for all your photos and messages. This event will be open for the month so please stop by anytime & don't be shy to post your pics, I have created a donation page called "Ladies Of Movember" you can find it here : mosista.co/isabellefortin Please don't be shy to post encouraging messages to those affected by cancer. thank you all so much ❤  Lastly, #fckcancer   !Ladies Of Movember ... Part 2 !2013-11-01 05:00:00259  
ARTISTS IN THE PLUS1,966,853+Artists In The Plus is proud to bring you a very special "Concerts In The Plus!' with Guitar Legend +Preston Reed. (Banner Photo By +Ralf Hebauf ) +Preston Reed has virtually reinvented how the acoustic guitar is played. Reed practices a flamboyant self-invented style, characterized by percussive techniques and simultaneous rhythm and melody lines that dance and ricochet around each other, giving his music a level of excitement that is unparalleled among today's guitarists. Playing an array of guitars from acoustic to electric to classical Reed's vast range of explosively original music will forever change your expectation of a guitarist. First-time listeners find it impossible to believe that they're hearing just the one musician, in real time. Reed attacks the entire instrument in a never-ending search for the orchestra he knows is lurking inside. At full tilt, his fingers, thumbs, fists and hands at once suggest a drummer, keyboardist, bassist and several guitarists at work. The most impressive thing about Reed's technique, though, is that it doesn't draw attention to itself. His compositions are far from abstract virtuosic displays; even without lyrics he creates vivid, engrossing scenes. Sometimes the effect is almost onomatopoetic. Reed generates visual stimuli with every tweak of his instrument, thus augmenting his wordless compositions with an aura of the poetic. Each tune is a story in itself with a potent, cinematic atmosphere and an almost tangible thread of communication between Preston Reed and the listener. Reed's entry into this guitar odyssey was inauspicious enough, his path thereafter largely self-discovered. A few chords learned from his guitar playing father, a brief, very brief, flirtation with the ukulele, clandestine practice sessions of his favourite Beatles and Stones songs on dad's guitar .... and then a too-strict classical guitar teacher led to premature retirement. At 16, however, Reed heard Jefferson Airplane's rootsy blues offshoot, Hot Tuna. His interest was rekindled big time. Acoustic guitar heroes John Fahey and Leo Kottke were studied, their styles absorbed but not imitated, and at this point things really begin to get interesting because, at 17, Reed, by now precociously proficient, played his first live gig, supporting beat poet Allen Ginsberg at the Smithsonian Institute. Just getting on a train from his native Armonk in New York State to Washington was a cool adventure. And it was just the first of many, not least of which was the one which resulted from his signing his first deal with a major record company, MCA, through the auspices of his friend, country singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett. Determined to make the most of this opportunity, Reed pushed himself to go beyond the standard fingerpicking styles he'd perfected. The result was the beginnings of Reeds startlingly innovative style, with its percussive, two-handed fretboard attack, that you hear today and which has caused guitar luminaries such "Concerts In The Plus!" Preston Reed2013-05-26 21:00:0071  
Trever McGhee93,737Please accept my apologies if your one of the few that got hit by a bug in their system! This is my first event and for some reason Google notified some people 20 times and for some their system was planning on doing that within their calendars for the next 5 years...every single day...20 times a day...how it did or why it would set peoples calendars up to be notified 20 times a day...I don't know. Hopefully they've got it corrected, if not please let me know. I know I wanted to help peoples wishes come true but not in that way, The goal of this event my Birthday is give you as many of my Birthday Wishes as you require...why because you deserve it. My wish is here is to connect you to the thoughts/ the energy of thousands of people around the world all making a Birthday Wish for themselves from the heart... to you. I like to Imagine the energy from all those making a wish and the energy coming from the ones that come true(the smiles..the laughter..the tears...the overflowing of pure joy) being connected to you to power your own wish to come true. Thanks to some theories about Quantum Physics there's no space between you or me or them...topped with the fact they tell us energy is never destroyed, it's gotta go somewhere as each new person joins in, so why not to you to empower your wish to come true sooner rather than later. Imagine being connected to thousands....millions of others all making wishes...all hoping that your wish comes true for it will help empower their wish. They've documented several cases of where positive thoughts have made a difference, so why not around someones birthday who can then share it with everyone whose connected to that person...so me for this event. It's never been done before, so why not now....be part of it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain as we go day by day, year by year building this community of wish granters. Now think of an image that represents your wish and then take2seconds to think of that image at least once a day until it comes true. Have fun with it, there's no right or wrong way when you come from the heart. Please let us know as each wish comes true...yes each wish...there's no law that says you're only granted one wish...you deserve everyone of them when they come from the heart..when that wish fills you with the passion for life... *****UPDATE at first I was focused on getting as many people as possible for this so that everyone had more energy but now after reading your comments..hearing your passion for life...the numbers have gone completely out the window for each one of you have brought your own unique energy to the equation that's priceless....THANK YOU In my world Birthday wishes can be made everyday of the year because it's a celebration everyday that your here to share this with. So today I Celebrate being 44 and 1 day old.Update to fix Google Bug for "It's My Birthday and my wish is for your wishes to come true!!"2012-08-17 12:00:00203  

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2015-06-26 11:49:20 (68 comments, 39 reshares, 252 +1s)Open 

2,200 bottlecaps in a box
2,200 bottlecaps

Take them all and post them to Bethesda
 and voilà! a copy of Fallout 4!

Okay, it doesn't really work well as a song, but Oh Em Gee, what a very cool and awesome thing to have happen.

(I wonder if they take Russian Standard caps...)

#Fallout4   #gaming   #Bethesda   #seriouslycool  

Most reshares: 39

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2015-06-26 11:49:20 (68 comments, 39 reshares, 252 +1s)Open 

2,200 bottlecaps in a box
2,200 bottlecaps

Take them all and post them to Bethesda
 and voilà! a copy of Fallout 4!

Okay, it doesn't really work well as a song, but Oh Em Gee, what a very cool and awesome thing to have happen.

(I wonder if they take Russian Standard caps...)

#Fallout4   #gaming   #Bethesda   #seriouslycool  

Most plusones: 252

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2015-06-26 11:49:20 (68 comments, 39 reshares, 252 +1s)Open 

2,200 bottlecaps in a box
2,200 bottlecaps

Take them all and post them to Bethesda
 and voilà! a copy of Fallout 4!

Okay, it doesn't really work well as a song, but Oh Em Gee, what a very cool and awesome thing to have happen.

(I wonder if they take Russian Standard caps...)

#Fallout4   #gaming   #Bethesda   #seriouslycool  

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2015-06-30 10:44:22 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

LEGO says no
to plastic

The company is funding a US$150 million programme to develop sustainable materials for their bricks. They are also investing in more environmentally-friendly packaging.

My environmentally-aware inner nerd just went squeee...

#sustainability #environment   #LEGO  

LEGO says no
to plastic

The company is funding a US$150 million programme to develop sustainable materials for their bricks. They are also investing in more environmentally-friendly packaging.

My environmentally-aware inner nerd just went squeee...

#sustainability #environment   #LEGO  ___

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2015-06-29 12:13:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Barnumising the profession
What PT Barnum can teach us about the facilities management circus

Barnum Statement, aka the Forer Effect

A generalised statement that feels individualistic. A statement that most people falsely believe to be true of them but not true of everyone else.

Forer Effect, in demonstration

Thirteen statements that feel very personally, individually accurate, but are, in fact, vague and general enough to apply to most people:

1. You have a great need for other people to like and admire you.
2. You have a tendency to be critical of yourself.
3. You have a great deal of unused capacity which you have not turned to your advantage.
4. While you have some personality weaknesses, you are generally 5. able to compensate for them.
5. Your sexual adjustment has presented problems for you.
6.D... more »

Barnumising the profession
What PT Barnum can teach us about the facilities management circus

Barnum Statement, aka the Forer Effect

A generalised statement that feels individualistic. A statement that most people falsely believe to be true of them but not true of everyone else.

Forer Effect, in demonstration

Thirteen statements that feel very personally, individually accurate, but are, in fact, vague and general enough to apply to most people:

1. You have a great need for other people to like and admire you.
2. You have a tendency to be critical of yourself.
3. You have a great deal of unused capacity which you have not turned to your advantage.
4. While you have some personality weaknesses, you are generally 5. able to compensate for them.
5. Your sexual adjustment has presented problems for you.
6. Disciplined and self-controlled outside, you tend to be worrisome and insecure inside.
7. At times you have serious doubts as to whether you have made the right decision or done the right thing.
8. You prefer a certain amount of change and variety and become dissatisfied when hemmed in by restrictions and limitations.
9. You pride yourself as an independent thinker and do not accept others' statements without satisfactory proof.
10. You have found it unwise to be too frank in revealing yourself to others.
11. At times you are extroverted, affable, sociable, while at other times you are introverted, wary, reserved.
12. Some of your aspirations tend to be pretty unrealistic.
13. Security is one of your major goals in life.

As it pertains to business relationships (in this particular article, building design v facilities management):

So [the] point is this. The ideas and feelings that unite us both as individuals and as professionals are far greater than the things that divide us. We may think we’re all one-offs, but any uniqueness we may possess is apparent mostly in our relationships with others.

Article by +Mark Eltringham___

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2015-06-29 09:33:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Breathing in new life

CapitaGreen is set to be Singapore's greenest building, with environmentally-friendly features and 'living' facade

A wind scoop works similar to a plant's air circulatory system, drawing cool air from the rooftop tropically-planted "sky forest" and delivering it to each floor through an empty central core. The result is significantly lowered energy consumption.

Generous ceiling heights provide gorgeous views while a double-glazed façade reduces solar heat gain. A green façade located directly behind the double glazed layer lowers temperatures further and diffuses the sunlight to provide softened natural lighting. The end result is a comfortably cool and well lit interior environment.

via +Arup 

#sustainability   #environment   #greenbuilding   #architecture   #construction  

Breathing in new life

CapitaGreen is set to be Singapore's greenest building, with environmentally-friendly features and 'living' facade

A wind scoop works similar to a plant's air circulatory system, drawing cool air from the rooftop tropically-planted "sky forest" and delivering it to each floor through an empty central core. The result is significantly lowered energy consumption.

Generous ceiling heights provide gorgeous views while a double-glazed façade reduces solar heat gain. A green façade located directly behind the double glazed layer lowers temperatures further and diffuses the sunlight to provide softened natural lighting. The end result is a comfortably cool and well lit interior environment.

via +Arup 

#sustainability   #environment   #greenbuilding   #architecture   #construction  ___

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2015-06-29 09:13:25 (10 comments, 24 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

How do you feel?

Like the jouska has to stop. Between this constantly feeling altschmertz and the persistent sense of nodus tollens, I have increasingly embraced exulansis. I am also overly-aware of my occhiolism. I long for liberosis.

via +Simone Oech 

#words   #language  

___How do you feel?

Like the jouska has to stop. Between this constantly feeling altschmertz and the persistent sense of nodus tollens, I have increasingly embraced exulansis. I am also overly-aware of my occhiolism. I long for liberosis.

via +Simone Oech 

#words   #language  

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2015-06-27 07:50:52 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

My favourite:

exulansis: n. the tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it—whether through envy or pity or simple foreignness—which allows it to drift away from the rest of your life story, until the memory itself feels out of place, almost mythical, wandering restlessly in the fog, no longer even looking for a place to land.

and, +Amber Petchey added these, which are all wonderful:

It is a shame he hasn't included non-invented words. He's missing out on some beauties: weltschmerz, the world sadness - the helplessness at realising there's so much needs doing, so many charities, that you can't possibly help them all.

Or mono no aware - the delicate, quiet sadness in understanding everything is temporary and imperfect. Like a gorgeous blownglas... more »

From: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

lachesism: the desire to be struck by disaster—to survive a plane crash, to lose everything in a fire, to plunge over a waterfall—which would put a kink in the smooth arc of your life, and forge it into something hardened and flexible and sharp, not just a stiff prefabricated beam that barely covers the gap between one end of your life and the other.

Thanks to +sreejith s

http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/___The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

My favourite:

exulansis: n. the tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it—whether through envy or pity or simple foreignness—which allows it to drift away from the rest of your life story, until the memory itself feels out of place, almost mythical, wandering restlessly in the fog, no longer even looking for a place to land.

and, +Amber Petchey added these, which are all wonderful:

It is a shame he hasn't included non-invented words. He's missing out on some beauties: weltschmerz, the world sadness - the helplessness at realising there's so much needs doing, so many charities, that you can't possibly help them all.

Or mono no aware - the delicate, quiet sadness in understanding everything is temporary and imperfect. Like a gorgeous blown glass bauble at Christmas - it's beauty is all the more precious for being fragile.

Ooh, or anomie: personal alienation - when you look round and feel that peculiar horror that you are human, like all these people that appal you - that flash of understanding when you find the actions of your crowd do not match your standards.

#words   #language  

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2015-06-26 21:40:48 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Fifteen phrases you'll only hear in Newcastle
except when you hear them in Sunderland

The language of my adopted peoples.

Fifteen phrases you'll only hear in Newcastle
except when you hear them in Sunderland

The language of my adopted peoples.___

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2015-06-26 19:37:51 (4 comments, 16 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

I love this!

As a huge Agnes fan and a lover of GotG, this just totally rocked my strange little world when I saw it. 

Borrowed from the Book of Face. Found via +Paul Hennem 

#Agnes   #DespicableMe   #RocketRacoon   #GuardiansoftheGalaxy  

I love this!

As a huge Agnes fan and a lover of GotG, this just totally rocked my strange little world when I saw it. 

Borrowed from the Book of Face. Found via +Paul Hennem 

#Agnes   #DespicableMe   #RocketRacoon   #GuardiansoftheGalaxy  ___

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2015-06-26 12:00:21 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The house, which is demountable, was originally designed in 1944 to provide shelter for war victims. Components were shipped directly to villages that had been ravaged by bombs, and each house could be put together by two people in a day's time. Furniture was given similar treatment, and both buildings and furnishing could be easily dismantled, moved, and/or modified.

Personal note: My grandmother ordered a kit home similar to this for herself and her four daughters in the late 1940s. She was recently divorced, and this was all that she could afford. Her other option was to live with her parents, but this gave her much-needed privacy and independence. It was quite an ingenious idea, really.

Adaptation of Jean Prouvé’s 6m x 6m demountable house by RSHP to be showcased at Art Basel.___The house, which is demountable, was originally designed in 1944 to provide shelter for war victims. Components were shipped directly to villages that had been ravaged by bombs, and each house could be put together by two people in a day's time. Furniture was given similar treatment, and both buildings and furnishing could be easily dismantled, moved, and/or modified.

Personal note: My grandmother ordered a kit home similar to this for herself and her four daughters in the late 1940s. She was recently divorced, and this was all that she could afford. Her other option was to live with her parents, but this gave her much-needed privacy and independence. It was quite an ingenious idea, really.

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2015-06-26 11:49:20 (68 comments, 39 reshares, 252 +1s)Open 

2,200 bottlecaps in a box
2,200 bottlecaps

Take them all and post them to Bethesda
 and voilà! a copy of Fallout 4!

Okay, it doesn't really work well as a song, but Oh Em Gee, what a very cool and awesome thing to have happen.

(I wonder if they take Russian Standard caps...)

#Fallout4   #gaming   #Bethesda   #seriouslycool  

2,200 bottlecaps in a box
2,200 bottlecaps

Take them all and post them to Bethesda
 and voilà! a copy of Fallout 4!

Okay, it doesn't really work well as a song, but Oh Em Gee, what a very cool and awesome thing to have happen.

(I wonder if they take Russian Standard caps...)

#Fallout4   #gaming   #Bethesda   #seriouslycool  ___

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2015-06-26 08:26:44 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Ain't it just...

That moment when bookstore employees just get fed up with customers

via +Steph Longmuir 

Ain't it just...

That moment when bookstore employees just get fed up with customers

via +Steph Longmuir ___

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2015-06-25 11:58:39 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls
a Kickstarter project

This already-seriously cool deal has been made even more seriously cool by the new found knowledge that Margaret Atwood can draw!

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is the brainchild of Hope Nicholson, a Canadian comic-book publisher and editor, who called it “a celebration of the stories we tell each other but never make public – until now”. Atwood is the most high-profile of a host of women, both creators and fans, contributing a mix of prose stories and comics to the anthology.

Link to Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hopelnicholson/the-secret-loves-of-geek-girls/description

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls
a Kickstarter project

This already-seriously cool deal has been made even more seriously cool by the new found knowledge that Margaret Atwood can draw!

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is the brainchild of Hope Nicholson, a Canadian comic-book publisher and editor, who called it “a celebration of the stories we tell each other but never make public – until now”. Atwood is the most high-profile of a host of women, both creators and fans, contributing a mix of prose stories and comics to the anthology.

Link to Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hopelnicholson/the-secret-loves-of-geek-girls/description___

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2015-06-25 11:15:13 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Not just creative, the designs are also practical: from gathering sunshine for energy to creating solar shading and enhancing natural light.

#architecture  

14 Creatively Concave & Sliced-Out Structures |

Very creative …___Not just creative, the designs are also practical: from gathering sunshine for energy to creating solar shading and enhancing natural light.

#architecture  

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2015-06-25 10:51:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

A project website can compete with Google [search]

A project website could be the best way to engage with hard-to-reach residents, says Penny Norton of CommunitiesOnline.

This is an interesting article about the benefits of creating an interactive online community for local projects.

Currently, projects mostly rely on traditional means to communicate information: newsletters, site visits, exhibitions, etc. These traditional means often leave people guessing about what's going on, and any information they do get is usually dated by the time it's received.

By moving to an online venue, projects not only save money, they are able to provide more information in a more-timely manner, as well as answer questions and interact with the community, which can work wonders for creating and maintaining positive relations.

When the diggers arrive on... more »

A project website can compete with Google [search]

A project website could be the best way to engage with hard-to-reach residents, says Penny Norton of CommunitiesOnline.

This is an interesting article about the benefits of creating an interactive online community for local projects.

Currently, projects mostly rely on traditional means to communicate information: newsletters, site visits, exhibitions, etc. These traditional means often leave people guessing about what's going on, and any information they do get is usually dated by the time it's received.

By moving to an online venue, projects not only save money, they are able to provide more information in a more-timely manner, as well as answer questions and interact with the community, which can work wonders for creating and maintaining positive relations.

When the diggers arrive on site, most people will head straight to Google to get the information that they feel entitled to know.  Rather than allow residents to become frustrated at that crucial first point of contact and resort to social media and chat rooms to speculate about the changes to their neighbourhood, the savvy developer or construction team will use this opportunity to provide a first – and long-term – impression that is welcoming, informative and constructive and establishes the new development in the very heart of the community.

It's really an excellent idea, and it falls directly in line with the construction industry's focus on establishing better lines of communication via digital platforms and venues.

#constructionindustry   #socialmedia   #projectmanagement  ___

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2015-06-25 09:24:44 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

I miss the city but not the commute
Houston, Texas and the shifting attitudes towards mass transit

There is a perception in the city of my birth that public transport is transportation welfare. I know that is the way that I always viewed it too—until I got the chance to travel and make use of a few really good public transportation systems. Now, I know better, and for the past 11 years, I've made good use of the public transport available to me here in the UK. 

I am not anti-car by any means, but I do believe that the way to the future is paved with solid investment in mass transit, and it is well past time for Houston and other cities like her to get on board.

#infrastructure   #masstransit   #publictransport   #cityplanning  

I miss the city but not the commute
Houston, Texas and the shifting attitudes towards mass transit

There is a perception in the city of my birth that public transport is transportation welfare. I know that is the way that I always viewed it too—until I got the chance to travel and make use of a few really good public transportation systems. Now, I know better, and for the past 11 years, I've made good use of the public transport available to me here in the UK. 

I am not anti-car by any means, but I do believe that the way to the future is paved with solid investment in mass transit, and it is well past time for Houston and other cities like her to get on board.

#infrastructure   #masstransit   #publictransport   #cityplanning  ___

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2015-06-24 10:23:54 (24 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

We're most content with who we are, and the bravest at embracing new challenges, when we hit age 55

This is according to a study of 2,000 people by Volvic.
 
At this age, 65 per cent of people say they “no longer care what people think” of them, while 45 per cent say they would “throw themselves into new and exciting challenges”

At 52, I can attest that there is definitely a mentally freeing element to being over 50. I can actively see how I am caring less and less about what people think, to the point that I'm constantly surprising myself with my nonchalance towards things that would have eaten me alive when I was younger. So, while middle age isn't the greatest thing to experience in a lot of physical ways, there are certainly perks... and a more relaxed approach to things we can't control is one of them.

#ageing   #study  

We're most content with who we are, and the bravest at embracing new challenges, when we hit age 55

This is according to a study of 2,000 people by Volvic.
 
At this age, 65 per cent of people say they “no longer care what people think” of them, while 45 per cent say they would “throw themselves into new and exciting challenges”

At 52, I can attest that there is definitely a mentally freeing element to being over 50. I can actively see how I am caring less and less about what people think, to the point that I'm constantly surprising myself with my nonchalance towards things that would have eaten me alive when I was younger. So, while middle age isn't the greatest thing to experience in a lot of physical ways, there are certainly perks... and a more relaxed approach to things we can't control is one of them.

#ageing   #study  ___

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2015-06-23 10:21:57 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Glass made from carbon dioxide?
Self-healing concrete?
Roads that charge your car wirelessly as you drive?

The future of construction? 

Glass made from carbon dioxide?
Self-healing concrete?
Roads that charge your car wirelessly as you drive?

The future of construction? ___

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2015-06-23 09:29:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

National Women in Engineering Day

This article by CIBSE's WIBSE vice chair Susie Diamond on women in engineering highlights a few important facts:

— The UK is suffering from a skill shortage in construction and engineering.  By next year, we'll need to train 96,300 new engineers and scientists—and that's not to grow the industry but replace those who are retiring. Attracting more women to the field is an imperative.

— While we tend to "recruit in our own image", studies show that diverse groups make better decisions—financially, creatively, and in terms of mitigating risk. We not only need more women in the field, we need more of them in leadership roles. 

— The future of building is digital, collaborative, and flexible. The idea that a woman must choose between "work and family" is not only outdated butimpractical... more »

National Women in Engineering Day

This article by CIBSE's WIBSE vice chair Susie Diamond on women in engineering highlights a few important facts:

— The UK is suffering from a skill shortage in construction and engineering.  By next year, we'll need to train 96,300 new engineers and scientists—and that's not to grow the industry but replace those who are retiring. Attracting more women to the field is an imperative.

— While we tend to "recruit in our own image", studies show that diverse groups make better decisions—financially, creatively, and in terms of mitigating risk. We not only need more women in the field, we need more of them in leadership roles. 

— The future of building is digital, collaborative, and flexible. The idea that a woman must choose between "work and family" is not only outdated but impractical and disadvantageous. As Susie notes in her article: In some countries parenthood is assumed to bring new skills in negotiation and management and a return from parental leave is frequently greeted with promotion. 

Makes sense to me.

#nwed  

CIBSE: Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers
WIBSE: Women in Building Services Engineering

#constructionindustry   #buildingservices   ___

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2015-06-22 15:05:53 (26 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

The last freelance project that I worked on (as script writer and editor) has not only got its own IMDb listing, but I've just learned that it has been accepted to four film festivals and has won three industrial national documentary awards.

What a great way to draw a line under 17 years as a freelancer.

If you haven't seen it, you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/n-rymRPzb6s

... and, of you like(d) it, please feel free to rate it on IMDb!

The last freelance project that I worked on (as script writer and editor) has not only got its own IMDb listing, but I've just learned that it has been accepted to four film festivals and has won three industrial national documentary awards.

What a great way to draw a line under 17 years as a freelancer.

If you haven't seen it, you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/n-rymRPzb6s

... and, of you like(d) it, please feel free to rate it on IMDb!___

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2015-06-22 11:45:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

BIM recommended for the Westminster refurbishment
Options Appraisal report recommends BIM and integrated project delivery as means to reduce costs and schedule time.

There are a few options being considered for the much-needed Westminster restoration, from a multi-phased project lasting up to 40 years to an intense single-phase effort lasting about 6. BIM, of course, would bring greatest advantage to the 6 year option:

A programme of this scale and complexity will require multiple designers, from a wide range of disciplines. In order to maximise the potential of large multi-disciplinary teams there needs to be a sound design framework that is flexible, transferable, available to all disciplines and assists co-ordination, communication and design delivery. BIM can provide this framework. 

Once the project is complete, BIM would then be in place for use in the... more »

BIM recommended for the Westminster refurbishment
Options Appraisal report recommends BIM and integrated project delivery as means to reduce costs and schedule time.

There are a few options being considered for the much-needed Westminster restoration, from a multi-phased project lasting up to 40 years to an intense single-phase effort lasting about 6. BIM, of course, would bring greatest advantage to the 6 year option:

A programme of this scale and complexity will require multiple designers, from a wide range of disciplines. In order to maximise the potential of large multi-disciplinary teams there needs to be a sound design framework that is flexible, transferable, available to all disciplines and assists co-ordination, communication and design delivery. BIM can provide this framework. 

Once the project is complete, BIM would then be in place for use in the asset management side of things.

#BIM #construction ___

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2015-06-17 15:04:47 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

BIM Toolkit Explained

Back in March, NBS's Dr Stephen Hamil—Hammy to those of us who work with him—gave a presentation at the University of Westminster that took the audience through the creation of the BIM Toolkit (currently in beta). The B1M recorded the presentation and has released it today for your viewing pleasure. 

The BIMCrunch article also includes a link to a Crunch Time audio interview with NBS's Stefan Mordue.

BIM Toolkit Explained

Back in March, NBS's Dr Stephen Hamil—Hammy to those of us who work with him—gave a presentation at the University of Westminster that took the audience through the creation of the BIM Toolkit (currently in beta). The B1M recorded the presentation and has released it today for your viewing pleasure. 

The BIMCrunch article also includes a link to a Crunch Time audio interview with NBS's Stefan Mordue.___

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2015-06-17 14:39:31 (29 comments, 1 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

At 37, she's too "old" to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man
Maggie Gyllenhaal is turned down for a role because an 18-year age gap still isn't enough for a Hollywood real man

The last time I posted on this topic, there was a backlash from a couple of men who felt insulted that I would dare suggest the same-age dynamic might work better in most films, where the age difference between love interests is irrelevant to the story. The problem was that they couldn't differentiate between my growing weary of every old phart actor out there constantly being teamed with a woman half (or less than) his age when the role could have easily suited someone closer to it and my real life attitudes towards the summer/winter romance. They couldn't accept that I could be perfectly fine with large age gaps between real life couples and, at the same time, be bored to... more »

At 37, she's too "old" to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man
Maggie Gyllenhaal is turned down for a role because an 18-year age gap still isn't enough for a Hollywood real man

The last time I posted on this topic, there was a backlash from a couple of men who felt insulted that I would dare suggest the same-age dynamic might work better in most films, where the age difference between love interests is irrelevant to the story. The problem was that they couldn't differentiate between my growing weary of every old phart actor out there constantly being teamed with a woman half (or less than) his age when the role could have easily suited someone closer to it and my real life attitudes towards the summer/winter romance. They couldn't accept that I could be perfectly fine with large age gaps between real life couples and, at the same time, be bored to tears and then some with the idea that old dudes need to be partnered with much younger women to maintain their validity as virile, desirable men.

It's gotten old, Hollywood. Real men want real women, and in the real world, 37 isn't "too old" for much of anything... ___

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2015-06-17 09:38:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

RIP to India's greatest architect
Charles Correa dies at age 84

Certainly architecture is concerned with much more than just its physical attributes. It is a many layered thing. Beneath and beyond the strata of function and structure, materials and texture, lie the deepest and most compulsive layers of all. ~ "A Place in the Shade: The New Landscape & Other Essays", Charles Correa, 1930–2015

RIP to India's greatest architect
Charles Correa dies at age 84

Certainly architecture is concerned with much more than just its physical attributes. It is a many layered thing. Beneath and beyond the strata of function and structure, materials and texture, lie the deepest and most compulsive layers of all. ~ "A Place in the Shade: The New Landscape & Other Essays", Charles Correa, 1930–2015___

2015-06-17 09:22:44 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Changing the way we work
VR hardware and software tools for AEC

As large tech companies [like] Facebook, Google, and Microsoft build their own game changing tools or buy companies in this space, things will only become more 'real'. With all this progress, it is no wonder that architects, engineers and construction teams are already finding uses for this technology in their own workflows.

A couple of Google products are listed, including Google Glass.

#architecture   #engineering   #construction  

Changing the way we work
VR hardware and software tools for AEC

As large tech companies [like] Facebook, Google, and Microsoft build their own game changing tools or buy companies in this space, things will only become more 'real'. With all this progress, it is no wonder that architects, engineers and construction teams are already finding uses for this technology in their own workflows.

A couple of Google products are listed, including Google Glass.

#architecture   #engineering   #construction  ___

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2015-06-15 15:40:19 (9 comments, 8 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

LEGO! 

... and cake!

LEGO! 

... and cake!___

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2015-06-12 09:50:14 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Innovative buildings like this future Maggie's Centre in Yorkshire are fast becoming my favourite thing to read about. I can't help but wonder; is this the way the future will look?

In science fiction films, you usually see cities comprised of slick designs with little foliage, apocalyptic wastelands, or a world where foliage has taken over and man has returned to the simplest of living due to some major catastrophe that's wiped out technology (and most of the people). But, while those ideas make for excellent stories, I suspect the future looks a lot more like this; with man, foliage and fauna integrating in a way that we haven't done in centuries—without having to sacrifice technological comforts or even space.

If you, like I, are intrigued by this kind of design, take a look at Thomas Heatherwick's other work. His parsnip-looking university building cluster inS... more »

Innovative buildings like this future Maggie's Centre in Yorkshire are fast becoming my favourite thing to read about. I can't help but wonder; is this the way the future will look?

In science fiction films, you usually see cities comprised of slick designs with little foliage, apocalyptic wastelands, or a world where foliage has taken over and man has returned to the simplest of living due to some major catastrophe that's wiped out technology (and most of the people). But, while those ideas make for excellent stories, I suspect the future looks a lot more like this; with man, foliage and fauna integrating in a way that we haven't done in centuries—without having to sacrifice technological comforts or even space.

If you, like I, are intrigued by this kind of design, take a look at Thomas Heatherwick's other work. His parsnip-looking university building cluster in Singapore is fantastic, and if given the go-ahead, the garden bridge planned for London (crossing the Thames) is going to be absolutely spectacular.

#architecture   #construction___

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2015-06-11 16:10:37 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

BIG unveils replacement for Foster's Two World Trade Centre design

Foster + Partners architects were originally contracted to design the tower, which will be part of the World Trade Centre site in Lower Manhattan. However, 21st Century Fox and News Corp – the building's primary tenants – wanted something more suited to a modern media company (and they didn't want to just "build a tower"), so they let Foster go and brought BIG on board.

BIG's 80-storey design is 260,000 square metres and consists of seven off-set stacked boxes (building volumes). Up close, it will appear to be tall and slender. However, its form will be quite apparent when viewed from afar.

21st Century Fox and News Corp. will occupy the lower half, with the top half being leased to various commercial tenants. Inside, the space is designed to encourage collaboration.<... more »

BIG unveils replacement for Foster's Two World Trade Centre design

Foster + Partners architects were originally contracted to design the tower, which will be part of the World Trade Centre site in Lower Manhattan. However, 21st Century Fox and News Corp – the building's primary tenants – wanted something more suited to a modern media company (and they didn't want to just "build a tower"), so they let Foster go and brought BIG on board.

BIG's 80-storey design is 260,000 square metres and consists of seven off-set stacked boxes (building volumes). Up close, it will appear to be tall and slender. However, its form will be quite apparent when viewed from afar.

21st Century Fox and News Corp. will occupy the lower half, with the top half being leased to various commercial tenants. Inside, the space is designed to encourage collaboration.

The initial lease was signed last week, and the hope is that 21st Century Fox and News Corp will be moving in by 2020.

#architecture   #constructionindustry   #worldwide  ___

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2015-06-11 14:32:49 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Living wall
turning ecologically barren walls into living works of art

This is The Core, which is located not too far from where I work in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (northeast England). Walk around to the other side of this building, and you will find a green or "living" wall (photos in the article). It's been in place for about a year, covers 366 square meters and includes over 35,000 plants. There are also bee 'hotels' and nesting boxes to encourage visitation by bees, birds, and insects.

The Core's green wall is said to be the tallest living wall in England. It is also a part of a larger project that will eventually include wildflower and grass meadows running from Newcastle's west end to city centre.

In addition to a couple of stills, the article includes a time lapse of the living wall taking form.

*I should also add that,... more »

Living wall
turning ecologically barren walls into living works of art

This is The Core, which is located not too far from where I work in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (northeast England). Walk around to the other side of this building, and you will find a green or "living" wall (photos in the article). It's been in place for about a year, covers 366 square meters and includes over 35,000 plants. There are also bee 'hotels' and nesting boxes to encourage visitation by bees, birds, and insects.

The Core's green wall is said to be the tallest living wall in England. It is also a part of a larger project that will eventually include wildflower and grass meadows running from Newcastle's west end to city centre.

In addition to a couple of stills, the article includes a time lapse of the living wall taking form.

*I should also add that, although I do work for the NBS, I did not write this article.

**I should also note that the NBS website is getting a new look and feel, and phase one of that should be rolled out later this summer.

#livingwall   #sustainability   #theNBS  ___

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2015-06-08 15:23:58 (11 comments, 17 reshares, 83 +1s)Open 

World's largest pivoting window

This is gorgeous, although I wouldn't want to be the one tasked with cleaning the windows in this house!

The home is located in Antwerp, Belgium. The doors are 6 metres high by three metres wide and weigh almost 4 tonnes.

The project is part of a home renovation that included an extension to connect a new kitchen and dining room with the (absolutely fabulous) garden.

The article contains more information about the project as well as some nice photographs of the kitchen area and the view out into the garden.


#architecture   #residential   #construction   #worldwide  

World's largest pivoting window

This is gorgeous, although I wouldn't want to be the one tasked with cleaning the windows in this house!

The home is located in Antwerp, Belgium. The doors are 6 metres high by three metres wide and weigh almost 4 tonnes.

The project is part of a home renovation that included an extension to connect a new kitchen and dining room with the (absolutely fabulous) garden.

The article contains more information about the project as well as some nice photographs of the kitchen area and the view out into the garden.


#architecture   #residential   #construction   #worldwide  ___

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2015-06-08 11:27:03 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Reality capturing backpack

How cool is this?!

Combining five high-dynamic cameras, which work in a variety of light conditions, and a LiDAR profiler with an ultra-light and ergonomic carbon fiber chassis, the mobile mapping solution creates a 3D view  indoors or outdoors for engineering or professional documentation creation at the highest level of authority yet.

Data can be captured weekly in order to document how a building construction site is evolving, and the information gathered can be used to create a full starting document for 6D building management.

The backpack is scheduled for September release, and is available for order now. Ordering information and details can be obtained from any authorised Leica Geosystems representative.

#BIM   #construction   #newtechnology  

Reality capturing backpack

How cool is this?!

Combining five high-dynamic cameras, which work in a variety of light conditions, and a LiDAR profiler with an ultra-light and ergonomic carbon fiber chassis, the mobile mapping solution creates a 3D view  indoors or outdoors for engineering or professional documentation creation at the highest level of authority yet.

Data can be captured weekly in order to document how a building construction site is evolving, and the information gathered can be used to create a full starting document for 6D building management.

The backpack is scheduled for September release, and is available for order now. Ordering information and details can be obtained from any authorised Leica Geosystems representative.

#BIM   #construction   #newtechnology  ___

2015-06-05 20:50:31 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Dear Google,

I love you babe, but I absolutely loathe not being able to click my name and be taken to my Plus.

Why for you do that? I get the separation of the services thing, but I'm not sure how or why taking that ability away is of benefit.

Yeah, okay Google Plus is a ghost town. But, as far as people go, we ghosts are about as loyal to your products as you'll ever get. So give us our name click back.

Please and thank you.

Dear Google,

I love you babe, but I absolutely loathe not being able to click my name and be taken to my Plus.

Why for you do that? I get the separation of the services thing, but I'm not sure how or why taking that ability away is of benefit.

Yeah, okay Google Plus is a ghost town. But, as far as people go, we ghosts are about as loyal to your products as you'll ever get. So give us our name click back.

Please and thank you.___

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2015-06-05 15:14:43 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

London, how you've changed!

The National Library of Scotland has made 16,865 history ordnance survey maps available free online. The maps cover Greater London and south east England from the 1840s through to the 1950s. The site is arranged so that you can do side-by-side comparisons, which is very way cool.

The +Londonist article below provides a link to the maps.

Warning: It is fascinating and a serious time-suck! You can zoom in, and when you move your mouse on one map, a cursor moves on the other to the same place so that you can see exactly where you are and how the area has changed.

#construction   #surveying   #UK   #history  

London, how you've changed!

The National Library of Scotland has made 16,865 history ordnance survey maps available free online. The maps cover Greater London and south east England from the 1840s through to the 1950s. The site is arranged so that you can do side-by-side comparisons, which is very way cool.

The +Londonist article below provides a link to the maps.

Warning: It is fascinating and a serious time-suck! You can zoom in, and when you move your mouse on one map, a cursor moves on the other to the same place so that you can see exactly where you are and how the area has changed.

#construction   #surveying   #UK   #history  ___

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2015-06-05 14:28:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

History of cities in 50 buildings

This is a very cool piece by the Guardian that provides you with photos of 50 interesting structures—from ancient pyramids to the first Starbucks—which, when clicked on, leads you to a snippet about the history of the structure and the city in which it was built. Click again, and you can read a full article, with loads of interesting information.There is also quite a bit of discussion going in comments on some of these... 

I could spend a couple of days going through this... 

#architecture   #construction   #history  

History of cities in 50 buildings

This is a very cool piece by the Guardian that provides you with photos of 50 interesting structures—from ancient pyramids to the first Starbucks—which, when clicked on, leads you to a snippet about the history of the structure and the city in which it was built. Click again, and you can read a full article, with loads of interesting information.There is also quite a bit of discussion going in comments on some of these... 

I could spend a couple of days going through this... 

#architecture   #construction   #history  ___

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2015-06-05 11:00:15 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Speaking of the Shard
Have you ever wondered what's inside?

At just over 309 metres, London's the Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe. Here, +City A.M. gives a break down of what exactly is located inside. Amongst businesses and residential areas there is a hotel (with an infinity pool), several restaurants, and even a Tiffany's.

I could use some new jewellery... 

#construction   #architecture  

Speaking of the Shard
Have you ever wondered what's inside?

At just over 309 metres, London's the Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe. Here, +City A.M. gives a break down of what exactly is located inside. Amongst businesses and residential areas there is a hotel (with an infinity pool), several restaurants, and even a Tiffany's.

I could use some new jewellery... 

#construction   #architecture  ___

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2015-06-04 09:21:33 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Ten tallest skyscrapers
scheduled to be finished in 2015

Some of these are quite fascinating. New York's 425 metre, super-skinny tower block is set to be the tallest fully residential building in the world. 

#construction   #architecture   #aroundtheworld  

Ten tallest skyscrapers
scheduled to be finished in 2015

Some of these are quite fascinating. New York's 425 metre, super-skinny tower block is set to be the tallest fully residential building in the world. 

#construction   #architecture   #aroundtheworld  ___

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2015-06-03 16:03:43 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Who are the RIBA role models?

The RIBA role model programme is designed to illustrate that architecture is a profession open to all. Twelve individuals have been selected to share their stories and serve as role models.

The vision for the project came out of work performed by the RIBA advisory group Architects for Change. Pause Consultancy helped shape and direct that vision, and photographer Pari Naderi helped bring the project to life.

The construction industry is experiencing a time of great change. Walls are coming down, attitudes are changing, and and the lines traditionally drawn between and around the varying disciplines are being erased. If you've ever thought about pursuing a job within the construction industry, now is the perfect time to get involved.

#equality   #diversity   #inclusion  

Who are the RIBA role models?

The RIBA role model programme is designed to illustrate that architecture is a profession open to all. Twelve individuals have been selected to share their stories and serve as role models.

The vision for the project came out of work performed by the RIBA advisory group Architects for Change. Pause Consultancy helped shape and direct that vision, and photographer Pari Naderi helped bring the project to life.

The construction industry is experiencing a time of great change. Walls are coming down, attitudes are changing, and and the lines traditionally drawn between and around the varying disciplines are being erased. If you've ever thought about pursuing a job within the construction industry, now is the perfect time to get involved.

#equality   #diversity   #inclusion  ___

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2015-06-03 10:21:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Tweet an idea. Get a drawing. Help cities.
People 4 Smarter Cities

5 June is World Environment Day, and @P4SCities is hosting a #SketchBacks  event on Twitter.

Basically, if you have an innovative solution to a problem in your city that you'd like to share, tweet it to @P4SCities, and they'll have their artists sketch it in real time.

After the event, you can find all of the ideas on their site and various social spaces, and four of the ideas will be chosen for professional illustration!

Follow the link for more information.

#sustainability   #environmentday  

Tweet an idea. Get a drawing. Help cities.
People 4 Smarter Cities

5 June is World Environment Day, and @P4SCities is hosting a #SketchBacks  event on Twitter.

Basically, if you have an innovative solution to a problem in your city that you'd like to share, tweet it to @P4SCities, and they'll have their artists sketch it in real time.

After the event, you can find all of the ideas on their site and various social spaces, and four of the ideas will be chosen for professional illustration!

Follow the link for more information.

#sustainability   #environmentday  ___

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2015-06-02 13:30:20 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

LEGO!
Architects have created LEGO buildings for the Olafur Eliasson installation

Called the Collectivity Project, the installation includes a fictional cityscape made with over two tons (1,800 kilograms) of white LEGO bricks.

... and here is the best bit:

Members of the public are encouraged to modify the installation, adding blocks to the architect-designed structures, resulting in an ever-changing composition.

How cool is that?!!

#LEGO   #architecture  

LEGO!
Architects have created LEGO buildings for the Olafur Eliasson installation

Called the Collectivity Project, the installation includes a fictional cityscape made with over two tons (1,800 kilograms) of white LEGO bricks.

... and here is the best bit:

Members of the public are encouraged to modify the installation, adding blocks to the architect-designed structures, resulting in an ever-changing composition.

How cool is that?!!

#LEGO   #architecture  ___

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2015-06-02 11:04:51 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

heh. Don't we wish!

#nationalleavetheofficeearlyday  

heh. Don't we wish!

#nationalleavetheofficeearlyday  ___

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2015-06-02 11:01:22 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

BIM brings more sustainability into construction

Building information modelling (BIM) is the process which uses a collection of building data that digitally builds a 3D model of the finished product. With BIM; you get a virtual reality featuring a replica of actual pieces used to construct a building, like windows and doors, air conditioning systems and other specialized equipment

The beauty of BIM lies in computer stimulations [that] help all those involved in project, understand how the building will behave long before it is constructed. [...]

#BIM   #constructionindustry  

BIM brings more sustainability into construction

Building information modelling (BIM) is the process which uses a collection of building data that digitally builds a 3D model of the finished product. With BIM; you get a virtual reality featuring a replica of actual pieces used to construct a building, like windows and doors, air conditioning systems and other specialized equipment

The beauty of BIM lies in computer stimulations [that] help all those involved in project, understand how the building will behave long before it is constructed. [...]

#BIM   #constructionindustry  ___

2015-06-02 09:28:20 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The ageing population and its impact on the construction industry
a survey

For the construction industry, an ageing population presents unique challenges as well as opportunities, with a potential impact upon workforce, building design and standards. To help them gain knowledge, CIOB has put together an ageing population survey as part of their drive to update existing research on the subject and gather comment from fellows and existing members.

To skip the article and go directly to the survey, click here: http://ageingpopulation.questionpro.com/ It closes 22 June 2015. CIOB is offering the chance of winning a Kindle Fire 6" HD to anyone completing the survey.

The ageing population and its impact on the construction industry
a survey

For the construction industry, an ageing population presents unique challenges as well as opportunities, with a potential impact upon workforce, building design and standards. To help them gain knowledge, CIOB has put together an ageing population survey as part of their drive to update existing research on the subject and gather comment from fellows and existing members.

To skip the article and go directly to the survey, click here: http://ageingpopulation.questionpro.com/ It closes 22 June 2015. CIOB is offering the chance of winning a Kindle Fire 6" HD to anyone completing the survey.___

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2015-06-01 13:21:05 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Future Library

In this incredible project, 100 authors are submitting works that will be published in 2114. One thousands trees have been planted outside of Oslo to eventually provide the paper that will be used to print the books.

Margaret Atwood, the author of best sellers The Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin is the first of the authors to submit a work... a work that will not be read in her lifetime.

Future Library

In this incredible project, 100 authors are submitting works that will be published in 2114. One thousands trees have been planted outside of Oslo to eventually provide the paper that will be used to print the books.

Margaret Atwood, the author of best sellers The Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin is the first of the authors to submit a work... a work that will not be read in her lifetime.___

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2015-06-01 13:10:03 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

When UBS began fitting out their new 700,000 square foot headquarters at 5 Broadgate, London in 2009, using Building Information Modelling wasn't in the plan. However, realising a couple of years later that they couldn't construct a building to last 25 years and beyond and not have a full BIM model at the end of it, UBS and their design partners decided to give it a go. Here's UBS director Jason Clark's take on how well it's working for them.

#BIM   #Construction  

When UBS began fitting out their new 700,000 square foot headquarters at 5 Broadgate, London in 2009, using Building Information Modelling wasn't in the plan. However, realising a couple of years later that they couldn't construct a building to last 25 years and beyond and not have a full BIM model at the end of it, UBS and their design partners decided to give it a go. Here's UBS director Jason Clark's take on how well it's working for them.

#BIM   #Construction  ___

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2015-06-01 10:12:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Quality assured: the impact of the NBS BIM Object Standard
Over 5,000 downloads since (2014) launch

How can you judge quality without a standard to make assessments against? This is a dilemma facing many when scouring the internet for BIM objects. There are more and more objects to choose from, but knowing which ones you can trust and which ones will have valuable information is not always obvious.

#BIM   #NBS   #Standards   #constructionindustry  

Quality assured: the impact of the NBS BIM Object Standard
Over 5,000 downloads since (2014) launch

How can you judge quality without a standard to make assessments against? This is a dilemma facing many when scouring the internet for BIM objects. There are more and more objects to choose from, but knowing which ones you can trust and which ones will have valuable information is not always obvious.

#BIM   #NBS   #Standards   #constructionindustry  ___

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2015-06-01 08:45:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

June starts a month long celebration of architecture in London. There are over 200 events to choose from, so if you're in the area or are planning a trip to London this month, why not check some of them out?

Here are some of the highlights:

June starts a month long celebration of architecture in London. There are over 200 events to choose from, so if you're in the area or are planning a trip to London this month, why not check some of them out?

Here are some of the highlights:___

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2015-05-31 15:32:14 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Look what +Ben C. O. Grimm's found! One of my posts from 2013.

Whoop!

I won't be around today, so I'm calling in Wonder Woman to lasso your posts and plus all the ones.

Have a good one.

#wonderwoman   #lyndacarter   #tf  ___Look what +Ben C. O. Grimm's found! One of my posts from 2013.

Whoop!

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2015-05-31 10:42:20 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Rough morning.

Coffee, peanut butter, the blanket my sister made me, and Castle Season 3 (via Amazon Prime).

Rough morning.

Coffee, peanut butter, the blanket my sister made me, and Castle Season 3 (via Amazon Prime).___

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2015-05-29 19:39:57 (21 comments, 1 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Tonight is making Texas-style chili night.

I wouldn't say that I'm the best cook, although I do okay for us. But despite that truth, I do love cooking, and making home made chili is one of my favourite things. There is something about the process that is cathartic.

This won't be ready for awhile yet; chili takes time to create itself once you've gotten all of the ingredients in the pot. Tomorrow though... it's going to be absolutely gorgeous.

Tonight is making Texas-style chili night.

I wouldn't say that I'm the best cook, although I do okay for us. But despite that truth, I do love cooking, and making home made chili is one of my favourite things. There is something about the process that is cathartic.

This won't be ready for awhile yet; chili takes time to create itself once you've gotten all of the ingredients in the pot. Tomorrow though... it's going to be absolutely gorgeous.___

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2015-05-29 15:44:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Some good ideas re: how to get the BIM-reluctant interested and on board.

Conversations about BIM often take place among those already committed to BIM, but how to reach the rest of the industry? We asked David Frise, chief executive at the Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) trade contractor association, social media strategist Su Butcher, and Raj Chawla, vice chair at BIM4SMEs, on how to bring more people into the BIM conversation.

#BIM  

Some good ideas re: how to get the BIM-reluctant interested and on board.

Conversations about BIM often take place among those already committed to BIM, but how to reach the rest of the industry? We asked David Frise, chief executive at the Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) trade contractor association, social media strategist Su Butcher, and Raj Chawla, vice chair at BIM4SMEs, on how to bring more people into the BIM conversation.

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2015-05-29 15:25:26 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

[New] posting habits

During the working day, I'm all about the construction industry. Nights and weekends, I enjoy talking about lots of other things, including current events and anything geek, nerd, or bookworm related.

When let loose, I can expatiate with the best of them.


Usual disclaimer: Any views expressed here are my own.

[New] posting habits

During the working day, I'm all about the construction industry. Nights and weekends, I enjoy talking about lots of other things, including current events and anything geek, nerd, or bookworm related.

When let loose, I can expatiate with the best of them.


Usual disclaimer: Any views expressed here are my own.___

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