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BCO NextGen South West Talk & Tour: Here + Now, Reading
Event Location: Reading
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Located in the beautifully landscaped, riverside Thames Valley Park, the Here + Now buildings encompass social spaces which enhance connection and community.

07 Jul 2022 17:00

BCO North: Summer Social, Leeds
Event Location: Leeds
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The BCO Northern committee are delighted to welcome colleagues from the industry to our Leeds Summer Social.

07 Jul 2022 16:00

BCO Talk & Tour: The Forge
Event Location: London
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The BCO NextGen London Committee are excited to invite you to a talk and tour of Landsec’s landmark commercial office development, The Forge.

07 Jul 2022 14:15

BCO AGM 2022
Event Location: London
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We are pleased to invite Members to join the Presidential Team for this year's AGM, hosted by our President, Mark Kowal, at the Adelphi Building, 4 Savoy Place, London WC2N 6AT.

12 Jul 2022 17:00

BCO NextGen North: Pecha Kucha Breakfast, Sustainability
Event Location: Manchester
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What does sustainability mean to you?

12 Jul 2022 08:00

BCO Midlands & BCO NextGen: Summer Social
Event Location: Birmingham
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Join the BCO and the BCO NextGen Midlands committees for our summer social; a great opportunity to catch up and network with friends and colleagues.

12 Jul 2022 16:30

BCO London Talk & Tour: Howden Group Holding
Event Location: London
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We are pleased to offer members the chance to tour Howden Group Holding, shortlisted in the ‘Fit Out of Workplace’ category of the 2020 regional BCO Awards.

13 Jul 2022 17:00

BCO NextGen London Garden Party & Mentoring
Event Location: London
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Join us in Parkeray’s garden on Wednesday 20 July for an evening of pizza, drinks and networking to celebrate the summer. You will also hear from the BCO Mentoring committee for the relaunch of the London mentoring scheme.

20 Jul 2022 17:30

BCO Midlands Roundtable: Proposed changes to the BCO Key Design Criteria
Event Location: Birmingham
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The BCO have proposed changes to the key design criteria within the Guild to Specification 2022 update before the end of July.

20 Jul 2022 08:30

BCO Talk & Tour of The Featherstone Building
Event Location: London
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Join the BCO London NextGen Committee for a tour of The Featherstone Building, Derwent London’s first Intelligent Building that will deliver for the digital future.

28 Jul 2022 08:30

BCO NextGen Coffee Roulette with an Industry Leader | July 2022
Event Location: London
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As the world begins to reopen, the BCO NextGen committee is keen to provide opportunities for constructive, informal networking in small group settings.

28 Jul 2022 09:00

BCO NextGen North: Summer Social
Event Location: Manchester
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The NextGen Northern Committee are delighted to invite members and their guests to their Summer Social.

28 Jul 2022 17:00

BCO President's Lunch 2022
Event Location: London
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Join Mark Kowal, President of the BCO, at this annual highlight of the BCO events calendar.

21 Sep 2022 12:00

BCO National Awards 2022
Event Location: London
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BOOKINGS NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Join us for the grand finale of this year's awards competition when all regional winners will compete for the top prize in their categories, as well as the BCO Awards' ultimate accolade 'Best of the Best'. Considered to be one of the most prestigious events in the corporate real estate calendar, attracting over 1,200 key players in the office industry sector, this dinner is not to be missed.

04 Oct 2022 18:30

LATEST RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

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The Guide to Specification is the most recognised publication by the BCO. Its aim is to inform clients and their designers of how best to specify the performance of new workspace and to help industry practitioners provide office space that functions for occupiers and helps them to conduct their business in safe, healthy, comfortable, and productive workspaces. Since the publication of the Guide to Specification in 2019, the office sector has been subject to unprecedented influences. The intention of this update to the BCO Guide Key Criteria is to reflect changes in design thinking over the last three years, taking in the climate crisis, the drive towards net zero carbon (NZC), COVID-19, moves to hybrid working, changes in regulations, and improvements in equipment performance. Recognising the goal of NZC in operation and construction by 2050, new interim energy consumption targets have been introduced. These are aligned with the UKGBC NZC pathway. NZC targets will also drive a need for much closer cooperation between building owners, operators and occupiers. Please read this position paper, join in the discussion, and help shape the next generation of offices. Please send your comments to mail@bco.org.uk

14 Jun 2022

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Those who belong to the neurodiversity community are currently underserved by and often unsupported in the current employment ecosystem. This study undertaken by Centric Lab and PLP Architecture examines the needs of the neurodiverse workforce. To this end it is divided into four core sections: defining neurodiversity, the link between place and health, identifying the principles of an enabling work environment, and design insights for a work-enabling environment. It brings in research from the worlds of neuroscience, lived experience and design to create a holistic and ecological approach to the creation of enabling work environments. The intention has been to look at how neurodiversity, employment and office spaces intersect to enact health and social justice. Combining the insights of neuroscience and the expertise of design, it sets out new standards and recommendations and is intended as an introduction to for those who are building and designing offices.

26 May 2022

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This Briefing Note by Derek Clements Croome of Reading University and Nigel Miller of Cordless Consulting covers the development and potential uses of AI and reviews the present scene while also attempting to look forward, particularly at its use in the built environment. The paper sets an optimistic tone in believing that AI technology used sensibly can enable effective solutions to be achieved for the benefit of clients and stakeholders.

28 Mar 2022

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