Build Newcastle Live: News and social media reactions

Credit: Build Newcastle Live
Credit: Build Newcastle Live

The Build Newcastle Live competition as part of the Build Earth Live initiative has set social media ablaze in the last few days as project teams have been working tirelessly to prove that their Building Information Modelling credentials are greater than those of their competitors.

Devised by BIM consultancy WYG and BIM4SME, Build Newcastle Live – which ran from March 16th to March 18th – saw teams from across the globe be given the brief for a significant multi-use development of an existing internationally known site in Newcastle, UK. Competition contestants then had 48 hours to put together a proposal that utilised BIM.

The brief highlighted a piece of land along Newcastle’s Quayside as the base for all of the submissions. According to the Build Earth Live website: “The site is a high-profile but un-loved stretch of land along Newcastle’s Quayside, to the east of the city centre in an area synonymous with high quality architectural development.

“Build Newcastle Live challenge to participants is to transform this site into a new and imaginative flagship project that reawakens this pioneering spirit.”

#BNL has not only promoted the strengths of BIM and the efficiencies its adoption can bring, but it also gave SMEs yet to adopt BIM a chance to see it for themselves without any risk involved and inspire them to take their next steps.

The Build Earth Live website will provide sneak peaks at completed submissions throughout the day as the judging panel – which includes the BIM Task Group‘s David Philp and Teesside University‘s Mohamad Kassem – reach a verdict on the winning project. Results will be announced tomorrow (March 20th, 2015).

See a round-up of tweets relating to the competition below. Follow the feed yourself by clicking –> #BNL.

For more on what awards are available for teams to win, click here to find our previous coverage.

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