Tag: LinkedIn

The un-networked Network

Last week, during two-and-a-half days in Spain (with a client) focused on a conference event run by the European BIC Network (EBN), it became clear that not all organisations that profess to be concerned with information-sharing and collaboration yet actually practice what they preach. Moreover, potential PR and marketing opportunities were also being missed before, …

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Are property people more ‘social’ then construction people?

Preparing a talk for the South London Society of Architects last week, I updated some slides from a previous presentation covering online communities for the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and property sectors. I had a quick look at the the number of members of  some of the groups, and noticed that the property groupings on …

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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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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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IBP takes a much-needed look to the future

Since the early 1990s I have been a member of International Building Press, an association for journalists and public relations professionals working in the design, construction and property sector. When I first joined, its social events and business meetings were ‘must-attend’ events where in-house PR people like me could network with our counterparts in other …

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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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IT departments need “calculated approach” to Web 2.0

According to an Information Age article, corporate IT departments will struggle to successfully deploy Web 2.0 until they develop a more “calculated approach”, says Gartner. It predicts that over 70% of IT-led social media initiatives in the enterprise over the next two years will fail, while organisations that allow business, rather than IT, to lead …

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Less width, more depth

Yesterday evening I talked to London Constructing Excellence Club, the capital’s branch of Constructing Excellence, on the subject of social media. (There are more than 40 of these clubs around the UK, all focused on improving the way the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry delivers its projects, and – as a result – generally …

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The role of social media in commercial property

Being unable to attend Monday’s SMW Be2camp event (see post), which I had organised, meant I missed Remit Consulting‘s Bob Thompson’s talk about the RICS report, The role of social media in commercial property. However, as well as his presentation (here), he also forwarded me a link to the report and I have finally been …

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SCRI Live – Salford talks, but is anybody listening?

The University of Salford’s Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI) in the Built & Human Environment recently launched a more interactive offshoot of its main website. SCRI Live is built on a customisation of WordPress, delivering a blog (covering housing, health, education and technology) and an RSS feed of news from Building magazine. I first …

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