Tag: Building Centre

Mar 10 2010

Be2camp social media surgeries

Last Thursday, architect and occasional Be2camp contributor, Michael Kohn from Slider Studio opened a month-long Collaboration Cafe project at London’s Building Centre, just off Tottenham Court Road. The initiative, which will run until 30 March, is the final stage in a research project funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board and has seen the development …

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Oct 20 2009

The future of the construction media

Last week, the Chartered Institute of Marketing Construction Interest Group (CIMCIG) and the journalist and PR association International Building Press (IBP) hosted a joint debate, chaired by Media Week‘s Steve Barrett, on ‘The future of the construction media‘ at the Building Centre in London. As a long-time PR member of IBP and a regular at …

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Sep 11 2009

Lessons in applying Web 2.0 to construction PR and marketing

I spoke last night to the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Construction Interest Group (CIMCIG) at the Building Centre in London. My talk was something of a gallop through some basics of social media before looking at how the tools and techniques are actually being applied in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) market, including Be2camp. …

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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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Mar 27 2009

CAPSIG Question Time

I was a panellist at yesterday’s Question Time event – PR in a Cold Climate – run by the Construction and Property Special Interest Group (CAPSIG) of the CIPR at the Building Centre in London. My fellow panellists were Brian Green (journalist and Brickonomics blogger), Geoff Wilkinson (former MD of Butler & Young, now running …

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Mar 17 2009

PR in a cold climate

As a PR and marketing professional working in the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and property sectors amid the doom and gloom of the current recession, the opportunity to network (cry into beer?) with fellow practitioners and journalists is too good to miss. I will be at the next meeting of the CIPR’s Construction and Property …

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Feb 11 2009

Mission-crittall

  No, the title’s not a typo – it reflects an interesting part of my presentation at today’s CIMCIG conference at the Building Centre in London. As outlined on Monday, I was down to talk about the rise of online communications as part of the marketing mix, particularly during a construction recession. Last week I …

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Feb 09 2009

CIMCIG

I am preparing my talk for Wednesday’s CIMCIG conference at the Building Centre in London (a happy return to the venue of Be2camp 2008 which I co-organised last year). The theme for the conference is Downturn Marketing: A survivors’ guide to recession, and I will be speaking about “Online: The rise and rise“: Many are …

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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 – also reproduced on ExtranetEvolution.com.] 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 …

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