Tag Archive: OpenBuildings.com

Aug 26 2014

Cornerstone launches

A new website, SearchCornerstone, claims to be “the most advanced searchable website for the Construction industry.”  Over the past 20 years, I have seen dozens of websites launched aiming to provide marketing platforms for the construction industry (I even helped one or two into existence myself, including the ultimately ill-fated tCn; post). Some have been global in …

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Nov 16 2012

CIOB-backed Designing Buildings Wiki

Some coincidences…. First, the Chartered Institute of Building magazine, Construction Manager, recently published an article by me looking at some of the latest examples of construction-specific social media tools (see It’s Social, but it’s still media). Next, on Wednesday evening, I travelled to Chelmsford to talk to the Essex branch of the CIOB about social …

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Feb 20 2012

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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Jul 26 2011

OpenBuildings – marketing architecture

[This is an edited version of a blog post originally published on my tech blog ExtranetEvolution.com.] Last month, I wrote about OpenBuilding.com, the crowd-sourced building directory, and I met up with the business’s founders, COO Tom Mallory (left) and CEO Adel Zakout (right), in London last week. While it positions itself as a resource for those interested …

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