Tag: Construction News

Nov 27 2008

Construction, ICT, marketing and web 2.0

“The day a computer can lay bricks, is the day I f*** off out of the industry!” The above words (or a rough approximation of them) were repeated at a meeting of construction marketing people (CIMCIG) I attended on Tuesday evening. The story-teller was agreeing with Construction News editor Nick Edwards that some construction people …

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Sep 01 2008

Construction gets Twittering

On Friday afternoon, I got my first Tweets from UK trade magazines Construction News and New Civil Engineer, as two of the Emap Construct titles took their first steps into the Web 2.0 world of Twitter. Initially, @CNPlus went into overdrive repeating itself several times over but it’s now sorted out an RSS problem with …

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Apr 24 2008

IT in Construction conference, London

I’m at the 4th annual conference organised by Construction News conferences on IT in Construction – an event that used to be organised in partnership with the IT Construction Forum (now part of Constructing Excellence). There are around 70 delegates from across the industry in the room at the Earl’s Court conference centre in west …

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Apr 01 2008

Awards time

It’s that black-tie time of year. Last night, the Construction News Quality in Construction Awards 2008 were presented at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane. And tonight sees the Building Awards 2008 presented at the same venue. I went to last night’s ceremony, supporting Bovis Lend Lease – shortlisted in the ‘Excellence in …

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Mar 13 2008

Sustainable construction: plain English guide

Within the UK membership organisation Constructing Excellence, I attend various committee meetings and have heard about a ‘Plain English guide to sustainable construction’ being produced by the organisation’s sustainability working group. I have just had a sneak preview of this guide (I’m not sure when it will become more widely available), and it is a good …

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Dec 11 2007

Emap Construct stays put

Earlier this year it looked like Emap’s construction titles might have been on the move as the UK parent media company looked at way to capitalise upon its profitable business-to-business ventures. However, at the weekend I learned (see Guardian story and Emap announcement) that, instead, the group’s radio and consumer magazines have been sold, leaving Emap to become …

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Oct 02 2007

Collaboration vendors on awards trail

Last Friday, I was honoured to present the ‘Integration and Collaborative Working’ award – sponsored by BIW [my employer] – at the Constructing Excellence London and South-east England awards dinner, held in central London. The winner, by the way, was the Dartford Team (including the Highways Agency, Costain, Jacobs and Mouchel Parkman) for the A2/A282 junction improvement …

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Jul 30 2007

Emap Construct titles to move?

Like some of my counterparts at rival UK construction collaboration vendors, I have enjoyed working with one-time marketing director (now strategy and development director) Ross Sturley and his colleagues at Emap Construct, publisher of trade papers Construction News, New Civil Engineer and Architects’ Journal (among others) and past organiser of ‘project extranet’ conferences. I was …

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Dec 13 2006

2006 – a strange year for extranets

As a PR professional, I always read Rachael Dalton-Taggart’s observations (on her blog PR, Marketing and the Business of CAD) with interest. While she writes from a US perspective and is mainly focused on the CAD sector, her views sometimes coincide with mine (UK-based, mainly concerned with web-based AEC collaboration tools). In her latest post, 2006 …

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