Tag: Be2camp

Sep 14 2009

Keeping an Eye on Woobius

I wrote about the low-cost simple collaboration application Woobius earlier this year (first here, then here), and they’ve remained on my radar ever since, partly because of their participation in one of this year’s Be2camp events (in Liverpool in May*), and partly because they subsequently approached me to undertake a couple of small PR projects …

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Jul 10 2009

Google Wave and project collaboration

I wrote on 29 May 2009 about Google Wave, and have just got round to reading a great post by my friend and fellow Be2camp co-founder Jodie Miners where she talks about Google Wave and its potential for project collaboration in the construction sector. Read her post here. Like me, she reckons that Wave is …

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Apr 03 2009

BIM and social media

Last month, Birmingham-based architect Rob Annable of Axis Design spoke at Ecobuild on BIM and social media (see post). The Building Sustainable Design blog has just published a guest post by Rob in which he elaborates on that presentation – it’s well worth reading. (Thanks, Rob for the Be2camp mention!) Tweet

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Mar 06 2009

A new blog, a new direction

Sharp-eyed visitors to this blog may have noticed a new RSS feed in the side-bar – from pwcom. This is my new blog focused on PR, marketing and Web 2.0, with a strong bias towards how these are used in the architecture, engineering, construction and property sectors. I have discussed Web 2.0 a lot in …

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Mar 05 2009

Information modelling for greener buildings

Information modelling for greener buildings was the title of an excellent seminar at Ecobuild in London yesterday afternoon on building information modelling (BIM). Well chaired and introduced by Richard Saxon (ex-BDP), the session also featured presentations from: James Warne (environmental engineering director, BDP) on BIM and sustainability Nick Nisbet (AEC3) on BuildingSMART, IFCs and SMARTcodes …

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Feb 03 2009

Let’s make construction more ‘social’

[This is a re-post of a blog article I wrote for Building Sustainable Design, which launched this week.] I have spent more than half my career in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) and property industry looking at issues relating to collaboration, and since 2000 have been focused on how to use internet-based technologies to …

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Jan 23 2009

Collaborative Working Champions going online

Yesterday, BIW’s Woking office hosted the second joint meeting of two groups of ‘Collaborative Working Champions’ from Constructing Excellence (briefly, these comprise construction and property professionals who meet regularly to discuss and learn about integration and collaborative working, a la the Latham and Egan reports). One purpose of the day was to discuss how the …

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Jan 14 2009

Building online communities

My friend (and fellow Be2camp member) Jim McHale of Memoori has just blogged some Oreillynet.com guidance from 2002 about building online communities: Exist for a reason – a community has to promote a collective goal. Users draw other users – Your most active users will draw more users than you ever will. Referrals might bring …

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Jan 12 2009

First footings

Like London buses, new construction blogs seem to come in pairs. Hours after welcoming Su Butcher’s new blog, I saw a tweet (thank, Mel) about Liz Male‘s new blog, Footings, begun last month. As a fellow construction PR person, I have known Liz, on and off, for about 15 years. She was also good enough …

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Jan 12 2009

Just Practising

Initially through Be2camp, but then Twitter, LinkedIn and the recently-launched AEC Network on Ning, I have become friends with Su Butcher, practice manager of East Anglia architect Barefoot and Gilles, who has just started a new blog, Just Practising (my very modest claim to fame is that the blog title is one of several I …

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