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Be2Awards winners!

The Be2Awards winners were announced last week in London and a few of the awards were presented that afternoon.

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Added by Paul Wilkinson on October 2, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Curating Be2Talks

In curating the be2talks to run alongside today's be2awards we sought to provide a programme of TEDx style presentations in differing formats, from speakers and topics not necessarily heard by main stream construction or the regular be2 crowd, but whilst still addressing be2award themes and the current industry zeitgeist.

Hence we have a perhaps eclectic range of topics such as bikes and social media, coffee and social hiking, alongside BIM, Green Deal and Property. Such is the beauty…

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Added by Martin Brown on September 26, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Liz Male among latest Be2Talks speakers confirmed

Liz Male The latest speakers to be confirmed for our TEDx-style @Be2Talks event (on Wednesday 26 September at the Building Centre in London) are Liz Male (right) and Phil Sorrell.

In her @Be2Talk, 'Why repair, maintenance and improvement is vital', Liz Male will talk about the rise of the RMI (repair, maintenance and improvement) sector – its new-found political, social, economic and environmental importance, and the opportunities and risks this creates for…

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Added by Paul Wilkinson on September 18, 2012 at 9:11 — No Comments

Cycling, the built environment and social media

Carlton Reid Just over two weeks to go to the @Be2Awards and @Be2Talks event (at London's Building Centre on 26 September, during London Social Media Week), and we are firming up the speaker programme still further....

Our next confirmed speaker, Carlton Reid, is a leading authority on cycling and the built environment and will be talking about the interface between cyclists and other road users, and the role that social media can play in communications between these…

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Added by Paul Wilkinson on September 11, 2012 at 12:42 — No Comments

Remit Consulting sponsor 2012 Be2Awards mobile category - nominations close midnight 12 September

Remit logo We are delighted to announce that Remit Consulting is sponsoring the "Best mobile AEC application" category in the 2012 Be2Awards.

Remit is an independent, international team of real estate experts who help clients find innovative ways to run their property…

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Added by Paul Wilkinson on September 11, 2012 at 11:31 — No Comments

Nominate your AEC social media stars by midnight, 7 September

Nominations for the Be2Awards 2012 close at midnight BST this Friday, 7 September. We invite nominations (either here or on the Be2Awards Facebook page) across the following categories:

  • Built environment blogger of the Year
  • Best sustainability…
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Added by Paul Wilkinson on September 3, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Sponsor the Be2Awards and Be2Talks

The 2012 Be2Awards and Be2Talks will be a unique opportunity for potential sponsors to associate their company or brand with best practice in social media in the built environment, either by sponsoring part of the event itself or sponsoring a particular Be2Award category.

In addition to branding on the…

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Added by Paul Wilkinson on August 21, 2012 at 11:43 — No Comments

Be2Awards nominations open

Nominations for the 2012 Be2Awards opened today, Monday 13 August, and will close at 5pm BST, Wednesday 5 September 2012. Categories include:

  • Built environment blogger of the Year
  • Best sustainability blog
  • Best AEC social media blog
  • Best use of Twitter
  • Best AEC collaboration platform
  • Best AEC…
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Added by Paul Wilkinson on August 13, 2012 at 13:53 — No Comments

Nominations for Be2Awards 2012 open on Monday 13 August

Nominations for the 2012 Be2Awards, celebrating best practice in use of social media and related technologies in the built…

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Added by Paul Wilkinson on August 10, 2012 at 10:34 — No Comments

In memory of our friend Mel Starrs

Mel Starrs (@Melstarrs) tragically collapsed and died at the weekend.

This distressing news spread yesterday (Tuesday), less than a fortnight after some of the Be2camp regulars had worked with Mel at an event in Leeds.

Mel was an associate director in the environmental…

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Added by Paul Wilkinson on July 18, 2012 at 8:25 — No Comments

BE2Awards 2012 and BE2 Social media guide to the Green Deal

Last Wednesday at GreenBuild Expo, Be2camp ran a social media workshop and launched two new initiatives.

First, we announced the dates (again!) for the 2012 BE2Awards. The event will be in London on 26 September, during Social Media Week, but there is lots of activity, including nominations for…

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Added by Paul Wilkinson on May 14, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Social Media with Be2camp at Green Build Expo

There will be plenty of chances to get to grips with social media at Greenbuild Expo and learn how it can help achieve a sustainable built environment, thanks to be2camp.

Be2camp is a social media advocacy group set up in 2008 to progress the use of web technology in built environment sustainability and is now seen as a touchstone for built environment social media. The group will once again be hosting events as part of Greenbuild Expo in Manchester.

Kicking everything off the…

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Added by Martin Brown on May 2, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

Invest in an Egg this Easter

Attendees at a couple of past Be2camp events may recall Usman Haque of Pachube talking about feeding environmental sensor data to the web. Amid talk of the "Internet of Things", Pachube is now backing an initiative to publish crowd-sourced air…

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Added by Paul Wilkinson on March 28, 2012 at 16:05 — No Comments

Architect Map Google Mashup for Construction People on Twitter gets National News Coverage

Yesterday our Architectmap project, which has turned into a hugely successful website and iphone app (not to mention a growing Facebook community) was featured in the Independent Property Blog. …

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Added by Su Butcher on March 8, 2012 at 10:08 — No Comments

Green Vision 2012

Cutting Costs and Carbon



Kicking off a new series of seminars and knowledge sharing, Green Vision, the sustainable networking organisation for the property and construction sector, is hosting its first event of the year this week, with ‘Green Building Drivers 2012’, on Thursday 2ndFebruary at Squire Sanders in Leeds.

Other events are on the 01 March and the be2camp web enabled half day conference on the…

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Added by Martin Brown on January 31, 2012 at 10:35 — No Comments

ThinkBIMSpring 2012 Seminar Series: BIM Level 2 by 2016

ThinkBIM is back for its second series of events, focusing on some of the recurring themes from our last series. In our first event we will hear from John Lorimer from Manchester City Council providing the client perspective on BIM alongside Paul Woddy who will be introducing some more detail around BIM standards.



The series will continue with monthly events with a twist, our March event will be a thinkBIM…

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Added by Martin Brown on January 25, 2012 at 9:07 — No Comments

Be2Awards postponed to June 2012

The second edition of the Be2Awards has been postponed from February 2012 to the late Spring/early Summer - provisionally mid-June. The decision was taken reluctantly when it became clear that the heavy workloads of organisers Paul Wilkinson and Martin Brown had hampered preparation. Postponement will allow more time to:

  • agree sponsorship and avoid conflicting dates with headline sponsors
  • approach past sponsors and media partners and agree their…
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Added by Paul Wilkinson on January 13, 2012 at 16:17 — No Comments

Do you 'get' BIM?

Following several successful online thinkBIM sessions, Leeds Metropolitan University's Centre for Knowledge Exchange is taking the BIM (building information modelling) conversation global. On 14 December 2011, the Old Broadcasting House in Leeds hosts…

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Added by Paul Wilkinson on December 12, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments

Be2GreenDeal

Yesterday's Be2camp seminar on the Green Deal (sponsored by East London Business Place and Able Power)…

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Added by Paul Wilkinson on November 18, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

follow #Be2GreenDeal

If you can't get to today's seminar/workshop on refurbishment, retrofitting and the Green Deal in London, we will be tweeting highlights using the hashtag #Be2GreenDeal, while - connectivity and technology-permitting - we also plan to stream video and a live blog from our Innovation Warehouse venue to the event page.

Many thanks, again, to our event sponsors: …

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Added by Paul Wilkinson on November 17, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

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