Tag: AECnetwork

Mar 24 2010

Ada Lovelace Day: saluting Su Butcher

“Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging (videologging, podcasting, comic drawing etc.!) to draw attention to the achievements of women in technology and science. Women’s contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom mentioned, their faces rarely recognised. We want you to tell the world about these unsung heroines, whatever they do. It doesn’t …

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Mar 02 2010

tCn – The Construction Network launches

Late last year I was contacted by Ryan Briggs, one of the co-founders of a new social network aimed at the construction industry. The Construction Network, or tCn, aims to become the sector’s most exclusive business networking platform and has some big name partners, most notably the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Other construction associations …

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Nov 16 2009

Next from UBM: the Building Network

Having seen UBM sister publication Property Week establish an online community in September, Building magazine has followed suit, with The Building Network, also hosted on the Ning platform. I discovered this after noticing some familiar-sounding links on Twitter. What used to be a flow of news headlines and job vacancies from @BuildingSite now appears to …

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Jul 24 2009

Social product development in AEC?

Yesterday I attended the AECNetwork‘s networking meeting at the Building Centre in London (where I helped to broadcast the event via Ustream to people unable to get to the event themselves, and contributed to the event’s Twitter-stream). For me, the gathering was notable as it was the first time I had actually met some people …

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Apr 28 2009

Where are the AEC communities?

Just in the past year, I have helped launch and manage several online communities, large and small, private and open (I also dissuaded one organisation from launching a network – but that’s another story), and many others have been doing the same. Over a million communities have been created on the Ning platform alone (see …

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Mar 02 2009

Ten things to manage in a recession: 1 – memberships

My previous post about managing IT expenditure in a recession was focused on helping an architecture, engineering or construction (AEC) business reduce its day-to-day operational expenses. Deploying Software-as-a-Service solutions helps save money (that could then be invested in marketing or PR), and can give some competitive advantages and reputation benefits. But that might not matter …

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