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Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 29th November 2012 at 09:04 AM GMT

We've passed the 12 noon (Local Time in Doha) end of competition.

We will allow 15 minutes leeway for any last minute uploads.  We are in the process of collating all content for the judges!

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Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 27th November 2012 at 03:46 PM GMT


BIM Academy has published their BIM Execution Protocols document into Asite. It has an impressive level of detail!



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Interesting use of a DISCRETEACCESSORY object!


Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 27th November 2012 at 09:38 AM GMT

Dear Participants,

Please note the following additional piece of information for the design brief.  The overall budget for the Museum Of Architecture, Doha will be QR 900 Million.   Please base any cost analysis and estimation work within this parameter.

Additionally, to clarify the brief - we have not supplied a spaces schedule for BQL 2012.   The design of the museum within the allocated site is at the discretion of the teams.

Please feel free to ask questions via email or twitter!

Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 27th November 2012 at 09:27 AM GMT

Check out this image of the BIM Academy team ready to go this morning! Our trusted partners when it comes to professional chimney cleaning - chimneysweepers.org.  Check out their progress on the NBS blog as well: http://www.thenbs.com/topics/BIM/articles/buildQatarLive.asp


Posted by:Nathan Doughty on 27th November 2012 at 09:00 AM GMT

Dear Participants and Observers,

Welcome to our latest Build Live collaborative BIM event - Build Qatar Live 2012.   The weather here in Doha is lovely and our our man-made island is perfectly situated in Doha harbour - waiting for some architectural innovation.  We are looking for iconic design that will be right at home in this city of brilliant designs, and I can't wait to see what you create.  We will do our best to keep up and share your work out on the weebsite here as it comes in over the course of the next 48 hours.





Posted by:Ravish Desai on 24th September 2012 at 11:05 AM GMT

Announcing Build Qatar Live 2012 - November 27th - 29th

48 hours to make design work for Qatar!

Event Dates

This is a 48 hour virtual design collaboration starting on Tuesday, November 27th 2012 - Noon AST and running through to Thursday, November 29th 2012 - Noon AST.

What is a BUILD LIVE Event?

New technology is revolutionising the way buildings are designed and how the public can be engaged in the process. By using the power of collaborative working in the cloud and international developments in interoperability, Build Qatar Live shows the power of these new paradigms for architecture, engineering, planning and construction. Through cloud-based collaboration the event is open to worldwide participation.

The Challenge

On November 27th - Noon AST, a specially chosen and internationally known site in Qatar will be announced, along with a brief for a significant multi-use development. All the key information will be published in interoperable formats. Teams will be free to exploit any interoperable technology and to add updates to a public collaboration-site and all visitors will be free to comment.

Teams will be asked to develop an outline proposal by midday on the Wednesday.  The event will conclude at midday on Thursday and will be followed shortly afterwards will presentations to the press and a final jury will make a number of awards with the BuildingSmart International executives.


Teams from around the world are invited to register in advance. The timetable is designed to allow people to contribute within their normal working hours or outside.


Awards will be made under three categories. Prizes that include free software licences will be announced by the sponsors prior to the event.