Monthly Archives: November 2008

on web awareness

Paul at ExtranetEvolution AEC conferences, content and ‘unconferences’and Jodie at I have no opinion world architecture festival have commented recently on the low awareness and application of web technologies in the AEC and conference world.  As one would expect following … Continue reading

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fishing for BREEAM

So I hear that BREEAM is to be pronounced as in the fish not as some 1950’s airline (BREE-AM). When did this happen – and is it a clever piece of viral marketing to give BREEAM a lift? BREAM is … Continue reading

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affordability and sustainability

As I was delivering a bid to win workshop yesterday we covered the issue of project prices and costs, and as usual had the debate about the high cost of low price.  The trick is to break the cycle of … Continue reading

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sustainability and the crunch

The UKGBC released results of a survey earlier this week, which should be seen as important reminder that sustainability is here to stay despite the economic situation. Results released today from a poll held during a webinar hosted by the … Continue reading

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government to focus on 50% construction waste reduction

Waste and recycling minister Jane Kennedy has revealed that tackling business waste is to be a “top priority” as reported on Ms Kennedy explained that the Government would now develop proposals aimed at supporting businesses to look at ways … Continue reading

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are EPC’s working

Fellow bloggers Phil at ZeroChampion and Adrian at McFilter have commented recently on the feedback from their EPC (Energy Performance Certificates) assessments and made the observation that the recommendations do nothing more than suggest low energy lighting. I hear the … Continue reading

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women into construction

Over the last couple of months I have found myself project managing or involved in a number of women into construction projects in the North West. One of these is a Women and Work mentoring programme: Could you provide mentoring … Continue reading

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