Tag Archives: sustainability

Embedding BIM into the fabric of sustainability.

BIM has a far deeper application than just a design modelling, construction or facilities management tool. This fact has been highlighted recently through a number of events and conversations, for example; A couple of weeks back, I interviewed Denis Hayes as … Continue reading

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Sustainability made Cool? Day one at #EXPOC21

Well, day one of the Virtual Green Build EXPO was fun – and a success.  From chats within the show, comments across twitter and elsewhere the comments from visitors have been very positive indeed. And importantly I sensed green build and sustainable … Continue reading

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When a wall is looking this good you’ve got to love it!

Amidst grand sustainability strategies, the upcoming virtual green build expo and the recent corporate green build events, its sometimes easy to overlook the core basics of good green sustainable construction. I was reminded of this just this week by the nice people … Continue reading

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Be2Camp at Green Build Expo

Social Media meets Sustainability – From Mindfulness to Oculus Rift  Be2camp returns to Green Build Expo in Manchester this May – this time on the main arena stage with probably the best yet line up of social media meets sustainability shorts. Below is our exciting … Continue reading

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Why EXPOC21 is a vital event for the built environment

Time was, to uncover the latest thinking and developments in the world of sustainability meant a lot of travel and time investment. I recall, whilst developing and driving the Mowlem Sustainability Strategy for Prime Contracting at the end of the 90′s, … Continue reading

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Biomimetics and Biophilia – the new sustainable construction?

There is a new language and lexicon emerging within the world of built environment sustainability, from circular economy to biophilia,  indicating a maturing of construction’s approach, moving from better waste management to circular economy thinking, from biodiversity management to biophilia. I … Continue reading

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Why Fairsnape?

I have been asked a lot recently on how my business name came about: Fairsnape is a hill in the Forest of Bowland Fells, and was visible from my office window at the time I set up the business. (It … Continue reading

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Construction efficiency – plus ca change?

In preparation for todays Lancashire Construction Best Practice event presentation on Building Down Barriers, I have been back tracking and hunting down material from the time of the projects. Back in the 90′s, presentations were on acetates on overhead projectors, … Continue reading

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Tweetchat Week: w/c 4th Feb 2014

Next week is shaping up to be a brilliant week of tweetchats and twitter based conversations. Checkout: European Green Build First up on Tuesday 4th Feb I will be interviewing  Building the Future (based in Catalonia, Romania and Brazil) with … Continue reading

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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. Categories include the … Continue reading

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