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#Be2campOxon 3

The third Be2camp in Didcot is taking place today (13 October 2015 - also Ada Lovelace Day), focused on the theme of collaboration in the built environment.

1430hrs - Fin McNab (@FinMcNab) of Streets Reimagined is talking about reclaiming urban street…


Added by Paul Wilkinson on October 13, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments

#Be2campOxon - Beyond Print

#Be2campOxon - Beyond Print

I'm very excited to be able to invite you to join me for the second #Be2campOxon - an afternoon of great speakers, intriguing conversations and fantastic cake.  Last year's event was hugely enjoyable and I had great feedback from attendees.  When I did a very brief evaluation three months after the event it was great…


Added by Claire Thirlwall on October 9, 2014 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

Be2Awards takes a 2014 break

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…


Added by Paul Wilkinson on July 22, 2014 at 11:03 — No Comments

Not for profit organisation, BIM4SME launches new website as a BIM hub of information for SMEs

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…


Added by JOHNEYNON. on June 26, 2014 at 22:53 — No Comments

ThinkBIM Simulcast - BIM in three places at once

Today's ThinkBIM Simulcast is, technology permitting, now linking speakers in three places: London, Leeds and Dubai.



Added by Paul Wilkinson on January 29, 2014 at 11:32 — No Comments

Entering the The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards could be good for you

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…


Added by Martin Brown on January 22, 2014 at 8:05 — No Comments

Archilovers launches, MSA relaunches

Just in: a news release about a worldwide social network for architects and designers., it says, has over 900,000 registered users, and is opening a new cluster in London, operating from Impact Hub King Cross, part of a global…


Added by Paul Wilkinson on January 21, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments

BIM in two places at once!

Ever been miffed that two BIM events are on at the same time and you can only go to one...?

There will be two UK BIM events on the evening of Wednesday 29 January 2014, one in Leeds and one in London.

But you can participate in both as the…


Added by Paul Wilkinson on January 6, 2014 at 13:08 — No Comments

GreenVision and ThinkBIM

Today, the BE2 team is supporting the third Green Vision 2013 event being held at Squires Sanders in Leeds, having - last week - supported the year's final ThinkBIM event (view #tbim2013 slides, photos, videos, etc here).

Today's Healthy Building and Sustainable…

Added by Paul Wilkinson on December 11, 2013 at 13:36 — No Comments

Ideas wanted - How do we keep investors interested in UK property?

Designing Buildings wiki launched its latest competition last week, with an article in Property Week and emails to 2,000 academics to send on to their students. It is an ideas competition with the question: How do we keep investors interested in UK property? There are more details on the website at …

Added by Paul Wilkinson on November 8, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Construction and Green Build virtual trade show

Save money!  Reduce CO2 emissions!  and visit leading innovative sustainable construction solutions and projects from across the European continent.

UPDATE: Construction21 Chapters and Green Building Councils from France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia and Montenegro have joined Construction21EXPO, with many more to be announced shortly.



Added by Martin Brown on October 21, 2013 at 12:45 — No Comments

#Be2campOxon - Letting Go of Print


Next Tuesday 15th October sees the first ever #Be2campOxon at Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot.  This event has been brewing in my head for a few years and I was finally persuaded by Martin Brown back in March to set a date.  Seven months seemed a generous time-scale when we agreed the date but it has…


Added by Claire Thirlwall on October 10, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments

Simons Group win Be2Award for best use of Twitter

On behalf of Simons Group, Izy Hodgkinson was presented with the 2013 Be2Award for best use of Twitter yesterday at the company's new offices in Windmill Street, central London.

Lincoln-based Simons Group has been actively pursuing a…


Added by Paul Wilkinson on October 8, 2013 at 15:15 — No Comments

The 2013 Be2Awards winners

The winners of the 2013 Be2Awards were announced at the Building Centre in London on Wednesday 25 September. The event included the third…


Added by Paul Wilkinson on September 28, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

2013 Be2Awards and Be2Talks - live!

Technology permitting, we will be streaming the 2013 Be2Awards and Be2Talks live from the Be2camp website 2013 event page. The tentative running order for the Be2Talks is below (the award presentations will take place between the speakers in both sessions, with the final awards presented just before the final…


Added by Paul Wilkinson on September 25, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Final day for Be2Awards votes, and Be2Talks speakers line-up now complete

Today is the final day of online voting for the 2013 Be2Awards, marking all that is good in the use of social media and technology in the built environment. The online polls will close at midnight BST, 23 September 2013.

Ahead of the awards announcements at Wednesday's London event at the Building Centre, the speakers line-up for the accompanying…


Added by Paul Wilkinson on September 23, 2013 at 9:29 — No Comments

Film-maker to tell stories at Be2Talks

Gordon O-Neill of Iota Media (he's @iota_gordon on Twitter, by the way) has joined the speakers roster for the 2013 Be2Talks and will be talking about story-telling on 25 September (book your seats now).…


Added by Paul Wilkinson on September 18, 2013 at 8:42 — No Comments

Smart Cities: BIM, GIS and the 'Internet of Things'

Andy Hudson-Smith will be talking about Smart Cities: BIM, GIS and the 'Internet of Things' at the 2013 Be2Talks at the Building Centre in London on 25 September.

Andy will look at the rise of the Internet of Things and its implications for pulling together…


Added by Paul Wilkinson on September 16, 2013 at 10:24 — No Comments

Vote for your 2013 Be2Award winners

Online voting for the 2013 Be2Awards is now open.

The final shortlists across 11 categories have been compiled (as in previous years, some categories have been combined with related ones where insufficient entries were received) and there are 70 candidates vying to win Be2Awards.

There are 18 candidates listed for the best AEC use of Twitter, and -…


Added by Paul Wilkinson on September 13, 2013 at 22:53 — No Comments

Be2talk Speakers - 1

We are delighted to announce the first two speakers and topics for our Be2Talks sessions at the Be2Awards on 25th September.

Be2camp friend David Burden will present "The third BIM: The social built environment model" illustrated via the recent virtual modelling work on the new Library of Birmingham. "There is a need…


Added by Martin Brown on September 13, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

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