Be2camp is for people interested in openly sharing how the latest web and mobile applications and web design techniques (Web 2.0 - blogs, Twitter, Wikis, etc) can help build a better, more sustainable built environment - planning, design, construction, occupation and management of buildings, services, landscape, etc.
Events - In October 2008, the first 'unconference' focused on Web 2.0 and the built environment, was held in London. Since then, independently and with partners, we've held over 40 further events (sharing literally 100s of presentations) - in Birmingham, Colchester, Dundee, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester - and in 2011 we held the first Be2Awards.
The Be2Awards will not be held in 2014.
We (Martin Brown and I) had a long discussion about the programme, and about our respective workloads (the Awards take up a significant amount of time to organise). From a purely practical point of view, we decided that we just didn't have the bandwidth to make the events a success this year.
However, we also wondered: is there a need for the Be2awards any more?
When we started Be2camp six years ago, social media adoption was in its infancy and few built environment professionals were using Web 2.0 and related technologies. In 2008, we held our first 'unconference' and - slowly but surely - adoption grew, to the point that…Continue
BIM4SME is inviting small and medium size companies to come and explore its new website.
The new website has been designed to provide an easy flow and user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing smaller companies to access information relevant to them and their BIM journey.
One of BIM4SME’s goals is to ensure communication of simple messages to help smaller organisations and sole traders understand the benefits of implementing a BIM strategy suitable to their business, their strategy and their current practice.
Widespread assumption still exists amongst those not making the steps towards the understanding of BIM. Many misplaced messages have been interpreted through the fast moving pace of BIM, such as it being a costly and time constrained exercise, that it’s only meant for bigger projects or that a change to being BIM enabled will mean the upheaval of current processes. BIM4SME is determined to…Continue
Today's ThinkBIM Simulcast is, technology permitting, now linking speakers in three places: London, Leeds and Dubai.
As previously announced, the CKE-organised event will have audiences at Leeds Metropolitan University and University of Westminster, while one speaker will be contributing from Dubai. Google Hangout is being used to link the three venues, and to share the event online from 6pm GMT, 29 January 2014.
View the Hangout on the Be2 event page or on its Google…Continue
Business is evolving, organisations big and small are taking new approaches to embedding sustainability and seeing results. The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards celebrates innovation and impact in corporate sustainability and the people who are making business better
Categories include the Built Environment but also the current themes important to innovation and impact of the built environment sustainability agenda, and regularly covered by be2camp, Martin's fairsnape iSite and Paul's extranet evolution blogs: collaboration, communication, net positive, restorative sustainability, natural capital, social…Continue