Monthly Archives: April 2010

Five areas to address to reduce carbon emissions arising from the construction / build process

one: more off site production two: more local sourcing of materials and contractors three: address business travel (via social media?)  four: eliminate waste (not just reduce!) five: know your project carbon footprint to improve (using constructco2 or similar) Easy eh?

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Most everyone by now knows the purpose of a BIM … but how about social media based FIM’s: facilities intuition models?

The first part of the title for this post was contained in an intriguing and thought provoking article on the BIM and Integrated Design blog, entitled  BiM: Building intuition Modeling  which claims Most everyone in the AEC industry by now knows that … Continue reading

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Study: Ages of social network users

via royal.pingdom.com From http://bit.ly/cTaZ8a

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Will #facilities management take advantage of new #foursquare business features?

I previously blogged and commented on the facilities management potential for using the location based application Foursquare. Now Foursquare has launched a do-it-yourself tool for business to claim their venue/facility. Can or will the new features on Foursquare make it easier for businesses and facilities management … Continue reading

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be2camp sustainability manifesto for the built environment

Download now or preview on posterous BE2CAMP Manifesto.pdf (406 KB) For more see http://www.be2camp.com/profiles/blogs/be2camp-sustainability on the be2camp.com network site

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UKGBC Green Building Manifesto

Download now or preview on posterous UK-GBC Green Building Manifesto[1].pdf (558 KB)

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Will BIM move to FIM? (Webinar 16/4/10)

The concept of a Facilties Information Model as a more encompassing, arching umbrella model to a Building Information Model has been discussed over the last few years, but with little (public) evidence of use in practice. I guess in some … Continue reading

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