October 2009 Blog Posts (12)

ActiveBE.com - a buildings systems manufacturer embracing Web 2.0 to run a climate change campaign

I have just been browsing the website of Schneider Electric, a Danish French manufacturer of electrical equipment, including building management systems. It wasn't the main corporate website, but a community website, ActiveBE.com.

ActiveBE.com is a… Continue

Added by Paul Wilkinson on October 30, 2009 at 18:00 — No Comments

Looking good for the future

I graduated a few months ago, and after having a Summer making everyone I know jealous, have now started Real Life. I felt I should share some of the experience of being a new grad in the construction industry, so here's a look at what I've been doing for the last three and a bit weeks.

On 5th October I started work for Laing O'Rourke. They've been sponsoring me for the best part of five years whilst studying at University. Now it was finally time to get stuck into work properly.… Continue

Added by Luke O'Rafferty on October 29, 2009 at 20:57 — No Comments

RIBAforum09 revisited

One of the features of Be2camp-style event delivery is the capture of user-generated content associated with each event, and yesterday's RIBAforum09 is no exception. Freed from the hassles of managing streaming video or trying to bypass patchy wifi (that was Clare Sinclair's challenge, which she rose to magnificently), I could focus on listening to the speakers and sharing their insights.

And a lot of others did the same. In fact, the statistics tell us more people… Continue

Added by Paul Wilkinson on October 28, 2009 at 18:17 — No Comments

Look in on the RIBA Stakeholders Forum 2009

The Royal Institute of British Architects is holding its annual Stakeholders Forum on the afternoon of Tuesday 27 October and the theme is Web 2.0.

Accordingly, organiser Clare Sinclair is keen to demonstrate how what used to be a conventional half-day conference can be turned into a more interactive event, and is inviting people to participate before during and after the event via social… Continue

Added by Paul Wilkinson on October 21, 2009 at 11:33 — No Comments


Jim McHale was one of the contributors to the first Be2camp unconference in London just over a year ago and his construction-focused start-up business, Memoori, has continued to develop. A search and knowledge management portal, it allows groups of contributors to share information, and so we have set up a Be2camp group. If you have something - a link, a document - that you… Continue

Added by Paul Wilkinson on October 20, 2009 at 21:00 — No Comments


NORTEL's web.alive is now hosting a MellaniuM environment which not only contains models with well over one million polygons but also supports anti-aliasing for superbly rendered immersive quality and can accomodate 300 concurrent avatars. With just one click on http://ec3v3.projectchainsaw.com/ you can be walking around this trial domed environment. There have been innumerable calls for and announcements about virtual worlds to… Continue

Added by Ken on October 19, 2009 at 22:02 — No Comments

Survival Guide - working out of an industry downturn

As some of you may know, two of the founders of Be2camp (myself and Martin Brown) are involved with UK industry membership organisation Constructing Excellence. And as social media advocates, we helped its Collaborative Working Champions group establish its… Continue

Added by Paul Wilkinson on October 19, 2009 at 19:00 — No Comments

Web.Alive Immersive Internet (II) Presentation

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Added by Ken on October 17, 2009 at 12:00 — No Comments

Be2camp@WorkingBuildings - 24 hours after!

Day three of Be2camp@WorkingBuildings.... Yes, there is a day three (at least for those involved with (un)organising a two-day unconference)! I am busy collating all the content from the event, and reflecting on how it all went.

Venue downsides

It was a dispiriting to arrive and discover (a) that there was…


Added by Paul Wilkinson on October 9, 2009 at 18:30 — 6 Comments

Be2camp@WorkingBuildings - less than 24 hours to go!

Be2camp@WorkingBuildings will be starting at London Olympia tomorrow and looks like it's going to be busy. For those unable to attend, we will - assuming the technology and venue all work in our favour - stream out live video via Ustream and live-blog via CoverItLive. Both will be carried on the Be2camp@WorkingBuildings Live! page. And you can, of course, always use Twitter to feedback to us (…


Added by Paul Wilkinson on October 6, 2009 at 13:30 — No Comments

'Augmented Reality: Dream App or Disaster for Cities' at be2camp working buildings

Dr. Cindy Frewen Wuellner, FAIA, architect and futurist, researches the future of cities and will present live from Kansas into London at Be2camp Working Buildings on October 8th.

Currently, she is writing a book on 21st Century Cities regarding social change and digital technologies. Previously, she owned an architecture firm for 20 years, designing sustainable, public projects.

Cindy can be followed on twitter @urbanverse and through… Continue

Added by Martin Brown on October 5, 2009 at 7:24 — No Comments

Support needed for SMEs

Paschali Engineering & Management Consulting is championing and providing much needed support for SMEs to cut a clear path for them through the legislative complexities of this sustainability jungle we are all facing. By helping both public organisations and private companies realise the great opportunities this market has to offer them they can unlock real bottom line value. The company is commercially focused, totally independent and unlinked to any organisation or manufacturer, therefore… Continue

Added by Barry Paschali on October 4, 2009 at 10:15 — No Comments

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