Tag: FM

Jun 03 2013

From property viewing to post-occupancy reviewing

Banner Homes ipad

Why stop at creating apps to sell luxury homes, when all built assets could have an online owner’s manual and feedback loop? Working in technology for the construction and property sectors, I have long been interested in the use of mobile tools and applications (I’m off to the latest COMIT community day in Oxford on …

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Apr 18 2012

Connect with FM re-launches

A short email broadcast from ConnectwithFM this morning tells me the online community for facilities management professionals is being relaunched. This FM network, founded by former BIFM chairman Iain Murray, first emerged in July 2010, and was soon followed – three months later – by launch of the BIFM’s own, and similarly-named, NetworkwithBIFM (see post). …

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Apr 19 2011

Measuring influence and social capital in construction

As Twitter usage has grown, people have tried to quantify how influential some tweeters are, and I have started to incorporate two of the more commonly used tools, Klout and PeerIndex, into my work. Klout’s strapline is “The standard for online influence“, while PeerIndex aims to help you “understand your social capital“. The exact workings of …

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Oct 07 2010

Network with BIFM or Connect with FM?

Yesterday I went to UBM’s Total Workplace Management event at London’s Kensington Olympia exhibition centre (I also strolled through its neighbouring sister events: Energy Solutions and M&E: The Building Services Event). The most outstanding announcement I heard concerned the launch of NetworkwithBIFM, a new community network launched by the British Institute of Facilities Management, but …

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Apr 22 2010

Overcoming fear of the social media unknown

I have done some social media surgeries for small businesses, helped consultancy clients, and talked to groups about social media for business-to-business (B2B) use – mainly in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector, but also last week to people in the facilities management world (Martin Brown and I led a fringe event at the …

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Mar 30 2009

Making better use of office space

Last week, in Ten things to manage in a recession: 5 – cut power, I very briefly talked (point 5) about the energy-saving potential of enabling people to work from home. It needs to be emphasised that this should not be about cost-cutting, but about achieving a more efficient combination of ICT, buildings and human resources. …

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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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