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Does Social Media Belong in CAD Applications?

(This is a slightly updated version of a blog post first published on my ExtranetEvolution tech blog.) Via the excellent TenLinks newsletter, I found this Cadalyst article by Robert Green on social media in the CAD workplace. Robert admits he is not a big fan of social media in the workplace: I do see some value in it …

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Recording our cycling heritage

I went to the Building Centre in London yesterday to hear a London Festival of Architecture talk by noted sports-ground expert Simon Inglis, who described his ongoing book project Played in London, the latest in the English Heritage Played in Britain series. As I’m a London dweller who likes sport, history and architecture, it was …

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Crowd-source your next video?

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With video increasingly powerful as a search engine optimisation weapon to drive traffic to websites and to create shareable content, more and more companies are including it in their corporate communications. However, particularly in business-to-business fields such as architecture, engineering and construction, the results, frankly, can often be fairly conservative and predictable (even more so …

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What’s next? New digital communications for construction marketing

On Wednesday afternoon, I spoke at the latest half-day conference organised by Ross Sturley and his energetic team from the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Construction Industry Group (CIMCIG). The event, at the Building Centre in London, was focused on digital communications for construction marketing, and I had the final presentation, looking into the future. Filling such a …

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From dead pigeons and a statue of King Kong to civil engineering

With attendees including three Expert Panel Chairs, staff from the ICE Library and an ICE past President (logging in online from Scotland), the Institution of Civil Engineers’ Wikipedia workshop (post), which took place on Friday, certainly captured some influential eyes and ears. And presenter Andy Mabbett opened attendees’ eyes to far more than just the online “encyclopaedia …

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Clippings adds company profiles and ‘collaboration’

Clippings.com, the Pinterest-style architectural and interior design scrapbook service I wrote about in February, has launched a company profiles service (and has a new logo). This new marketing channel will allow firms to use their design portfolio to connect them with potential clients and find new work. I received an email outlining four ways Clippings …

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Clippings.com – the architecture/design equivalent of Pinterest

It’s perhaps no coincidence that an AEC-oriented social scrapbook service has been launched hot on the heels of a surge of interest in Pinterest. Earlier this month, I got my invitation to join Pinterest. It was, apparently, the hottest things since, er, the last hot thing in social media, and I was quite looking forward …

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Most ‘authoritative’ Tweeters on sustainability

Earlier this year I wrote several blog posts about PeerIndex groups and their value in identifying individuals and organisations as ‘influential’ on Twitter in areas such as architecture and construction. Today saw the publication of a new PeerIndex of people or organisations who are seen as ‘authoritative’ on Twitter about sustainability. The launch was hosted, …

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RIBA Insight Days

On Tuesday last week and yesterday I spoke at the RIBA Insight consultancy days, held in Manchester and London respectively. These events are aimed at manufacturers and suppliers and are intended to help them deliver effective continuous professional development (CPD) information to practising architects. As well as providing information about CPD, the days also provided …

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A new approach to virtual exhibitions

StickyWorld opens up further potential channels for construction products people to engage with specifiers, and could be attractive to exhibition organisers wanting to offer additional services to exhibitors, and extend their event’s reach and value online. I have done occasional consultancy work over the past couple of years for east London-based Slider Studio, some of …

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