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May 20 2010

Sword’s collaborative community

On Monday, to help me write a post for my ExtranetEvolution.com blog, I went to Brentford in west London to interview people from collaboration software developer Sword CTSpace. During the meeting, they described how they had started to use an online platform to manage communications with some of their users – a platform that was actually …

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Apr 28 2010

Construction Enquirer misses Twitter trick

A new UK-based Construction Enquirer e-newsletter service started today. Following last November’s demise of Contract Journal (see Goodbye, CJ), this new venture is managed by two former print journalists, Aaron Morby and Grant Prior, and in a construction market where the two surviving mainstream titles, Construction News and Building magazine, have both imposed paywalls, it provides …

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Feb 05 2010

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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Jan 27 2010

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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Jan 26 2010

Centre for School Design embraces Web 2.0

Yesterday saw the launch of the Centre for School Design in London. An initiative by the educational charity British Council for School Environments (BCSE), it was welcomed at an event in London Bridge by brief speeches from government minister Estelle Morris, design critic Stephen Bayley, Steve Moore of Policy Unplugged, and C4SD co-founders Ty Goddard …

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Dec 09 2009

Let’s do that Australian thing

The friendly response of the new UK chief construction adviser Paul Morrell to my recent posts generated a few comments, several encouraging him to embrace Web 2.0 to build a conversation with people in the rest of the industry. It seems there is an international trend towards adoption of such techniques. Reading the Daily Telegraph …

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Nov 24 2009

Now BSD ceases publication too

Rumours began to circulate on Twitter yesterday that another UK construction industry magazine was set to close, and today I read Andy Pearson’s “And Finally…” conclusion to his December 2009 online editorial in UBM’s Building Sustainable Design (BSD): This is the last issue of Building Sustainable Design. After almost a year of trying to succeed …

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Nov 09 2009

Web 2.0 construction computing awards, anyone?

ConComputing homepage

Tomorrow (10 November) is the last day to register online votes for the Construction Computing Awards 2009, promoted by BTC, the UK-based publisher of Construction Computing, CADuser and other magazines. Back in August, when nominations opened I blogged on ExtranetEvolution.com about there being no category for Web 2.0 type applications. Since then, I have been …

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Sep 15 2009

Resistance is futile!

The ripples from my talk at last week’s CIMCIG event have yet to stop. To date, the Ustream recording has had 76 views, the SlideShare deck has had 345 views, and I’ve had some interesting emails. In one missive, the writer wonders about the relevance of social media to us construction folk: One of my …

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Jun 18 2009

Ten things to manage in a recession: 8 – (e)mail

This is the eighth in a series inspired by my friend Ross Sturley’s Ten Things to Cut in a Recession Before You Cut Your Marketing (presented in recent Construction News marketing e-newsletters and on his Chart Lane website). Number eight: “Cut mail” In Going postal, Ross turns his attention on the monetary and environmental waste …

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