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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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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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AEC conferences, content and ‘unconferences’

My friend Jodie Miners is now back in Australia after a whirlwind trip to Europe (and Dubai) that included co-organisation and participation in the London Be2camp 2008 event at the Building Centre on 10 October. She has been blogging about part of her trip – to the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona – and makes …

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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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Asite teams up with OpSource

A news release today from US-based web hosting business OpSource says it has agreed a strategic partnership with UK collaboration services provider Asite Solutions. Ignoring the hyperbole,* it appears OpSource On-Demand will now provide Asite’s hosting regime (OpSource has data centres in Virginia, London and Bangalore – London-based Asite also has an office in India). …

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AEC-specific search

One of the frustrations of using Google as one of my standard search tools is that it throws up thousands of potentially irrelevant results when what I am usually looking for is specific to the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and property markets. This is where vertical search engines – such as London-based start-up Memoori – …

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BE2Camp, 10 October, London

Web 2.0 meets the UK construction industry at a novel new event, BE2camp, to be held on Friday 10 October at the Building Centre in London. I have been part of the (international) planning team behind this event, so I am delighted that we now have some details confirmed. If you fancy becoming part of …

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BuildLondonLive embracing Web 2.0

I have just registered to attend this year’s BuildingSMART conference, taking place this Wednesday, 25 June, at the RIBA in London (see previous post), and have also registered as an observer for this week’s parallel BuildLondonLive event (see BuildLondonLive – update). BuildLondonLive is embracing some Web 2.0 tools; it looks like Asite‘s Nathan Doughty – …

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Web 2.0 meets Built Environment – possible event

Some Web 2.0 enthusiasts, including myself, have started talking, Tweeting, wikifying and now blogging about a possible UK event where built environment people interested in Web 2.0 (and, equally, Web 2.0 people interested in the built environment) might get together and share ideas about synergies between the two worlds. Provisionally named BE2camp, the event would …

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BuildingSMART 2008 conference programme revealed

The programme for the 2008 London international BuildingSMART conference has been published. The one-day event – enticingly (ha, ha!) entitled “The STAND-INN Route to Sustainability and Value for Money in Construction and FM using BIM/IFCs” – is to be held again at the RIBA in London, on Wednesday 25 June. The day includes: sessions on …

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