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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…

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

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…

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Added by Paul Wilkinson on July 22, 2014 at 11:03 — 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.

As…

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

Archilovers launches, MSA relaunches

Just in: a news release about a worldwide social network for architects and designers. Archilovers.com, 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…

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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…

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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…
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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 …
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Added by Paul Wilkinson on November 8, 2013 at 8:30 — 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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).…

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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…

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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 -…

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

300+ suggestions for possible Be2Award winners

Up to midnight on Friday 6 September, we had 4,984 views of the Be2Awards nominations pages, and 322 separate nominations were made across the categories.

Of course, some contenders were nominated multiple times - in particular, we saw a lot of nominations for two candidates in the Best AEC collaboration application, with many…

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Added by Paul Wilkinson on September 8, 2013 at 19:22 — No Comments

135 nominations (so far!) for Be2Awards 2013

Be2Awards nominations blog With under five days until online nominations close, the 2013 Be2Awards have so far received 135 nominations across the different categories.

Some candidates have been nominated multiple times; others have yet to be seconded; and there are some categories with either only one or no nominations to date.

The nominations deadline is 12 midnight…

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Added by Paul Wilkinson on September 2, 2013 at 9:07 — No Comments

Be2Awards nominations now open

Nominations for the 2013 Be2Awards are now open.

Be2Awards nomination blog In previous years, we have used a discussion forum for nominations to the Be2Awards. This hasn't been universally popular, so for 2013, we have set up a Be2Awards nominations blog. To make your nomination:

  1. visit…
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Added by Paul Wilkinson on August 5, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Green Vision talks transparency

Last Wednesday, 40 people congregated in the Leeds office of Squire Sanders to discuss transparency. No, not whether we can see out of the windows of our buildings, but transparency in the sense of openness, integrity and honesty in the delivery of built…

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Added by Paul Wilkinson on July 8, 2013 at 7:30 — No Comments

Green Build Expo was a Pecha Kucha extravaganza!

For those unfamiliar with the term 'Pecha Kucha', it refers to a rapid-fire form of presentation in which users are restricted (usually) to 20 slides each of 20 seconds duration. At this year's Green Build Expo event in Manchester last month, the Be2camp/Green Vision workshop was delivered in three sessions, each including four Pecha Kucha presentations, on a range of issues relevant to green…

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Added by Paul Wilkinson on June 10, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

ThinkBIM reaches wide

The continued success of Leeds Metropolitan University's ThinkBIM events (organised by the Centre for Knowledge Exchange and facilitated by the BE2 team) saw last week's event reach out across the UK and around the world via social media. A quick look at the Twitter stats for the #tbim2013 hashtag (via Tweetreach) suggests the most recent 50 tweets (of an estimated 277) reached 36,114 accounts, with over 90,000…

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Added by Paul Wilkinson on April 24, 2013 at 9:45 — No Comments


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