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Old September 27th, 2011, 11:16 PM   #641
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London really is THE hotbed of innovitive design these days. It must have more incredible projects (planned or U/C) per square mile than any other city in the world. Amazing
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Old September 29th, 2011, 12:58 AM   #642
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Old September 29th, 2011, 01:02 PM   #643
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A very nice diagram again, more detailed than the one of the Shard. The only small problem with it is the flying crane, but that can easily be fixed.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 05:00 PM   #644
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Basement steel arriving at the site.

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Old October 1st, 2011, 09:15 AM   #645
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thats a HUGE piece of steel.....awesome!!!
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Old October 1st, 2011, 06:02 PM   #646
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 06:31 AM   #647
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It will be almost as tall as OCS, never thought of it like that.
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 01:36 PM   #648
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That diagram has an outdated render of Heron Tower made before its spire was shortened.
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 08:32 PM   #649
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London really is THE hotbed of innovitive design these days. It must have more incredible projects (planned or U/C) per square mile than any other city in the world. Amazing
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 09:07 PM   #650
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Onoudidnt open your eyes...yes project is very interesting,but that London must have more incredible projects (planned or U/C) per square mile than any other city in the world,cmon r u serious???
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 10:21 PM   #651
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Onoudidnt open your eyes...yes project is very interesting,but that London must have more incredible projects (planned or U/C) per square mile than any other city in the world,cmon r u serious???


I had a think about it... and I have to agree with him... can't name anywhere else (thats a city) other than London, that has as many skyscrapers going up per square mile that are of this innovative in design.... Moscow certainly doesn't.
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Old October 5th, 2011, 12:14 AM   #652
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My eyes are very much open, 'sky diver 29'.
Bearing in mind I don't mean just skyscraper-wise, but as regards new projects in general.
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Old October 6th, 2011, 09:05 PM   #653
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Fantastico! I love epic architecture/design!

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Old October 8th, 2011, 03:58 AM   #654
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Laing O’Rourke says BIM won it Cheesegrater



Contractor Laing O’Rourke has mandated the use of building information modelling on all its new projects, after its use was “key” to it winning the hotly contested race to build London’s Cheesegrater tower.

The UK’s largest private contractor adopted a new BIM strategy last month after bagging the £300m tower job.

It also comes as exclusive research by the RICS showed that only one in 10 QSs were actively considering adopting the system despite the growing evidence of client and contractor uptake of the technology.

James Eaton, head of cost management at Laing O’Rourke and head of BIM for the contractor, said private sector demand for BIM was increasing, challenging the conventional wisdom that the public sector will drive adoption of the system.

Eaton said that Laing O’Rourke’s advanced use of BIM had helped the contractor edge out Skanska - which is also using BIM - in the final round of the tender for the Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners-designed Leadenhall building run by joint developers British Land and Oxford Properties.

Laing O’Rourke was named main contractor on the 47-storey City scheme, known as the Cheesegrater (pictured), in July.

Eaton said: “Our 3D BIM model allowed us to explain how we are going to build the project. The developers said we demonstrated a discipline on the process that they’d never seen before.”

He added that BIM had allowed the firm to get involved in other projects at an earlier stage and had also prompted the company to invest more in its facilities management arm.

The RICS, which conducted the survey into the use of BIM, called on the profession to “get its act together” and adopt the system.

The survey also found only one in 10 QSs were using BIM regularly, while less than a third had had some limited engagement with the system.

BIM requires firms to conform to a set of standard processes and 3D modelling of projects, and is designed to encourage greater collaboration on projects.

Leading private client Great Portland Estates told Building it was actively promoting BIM on three quarters of its projects and added that use of the system gave bidders a “competitive edge”.

The government announced in May that it is making BIM mandatory on all government projects within five years.

Responding to the RICS’ BIM survey, Paul Morrell, the government’s chief construction adviser, warned QSs they were “hazarding” their businesses by not adopting BIM.
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Old October 8th, 2011, 04:58 AM   #655
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Old October 8th, 2011, 06:48 PM   #656
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Old October 11th, 2011, 02:03 PM   #657
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Old October 11th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #658
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Good to see this has finally started rising.
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Old October 11th, 2011, 11:48 PM   #659
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Great progress!

Sorry that this is a little out of context, but what is the history behind Canary Wharf buildings getting the name of Canada Square, and I guess in that case why did such an important square (it seems) get Canada's name on it?
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Old October 12th, 2011, 04:56 AM   #660
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I think it's due to the company who developed Canary Wharf being Canadian Based. I think it also has something to do with the North American style of the cluster and some of the North American inspired project names in the area (multiple Canada Square buildings, Baltimore Wharf, Columbus Tower etc...)

Don't quote me on that though...
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