Monthly Archives: June 2011

“the future will require us to build better places”: Preston Tithebarn

Juxtapositoning of messages today: … that the Tithebarn project in Preston has got (yet another) go ahead: Preston’s £700m Tithebarn scheme has been given the go-ahead by a High Court judge. (LEP) … that a survey from the Guardian on … Continue reading

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#tweetchats … observations + how to

What is a tweetchat? In my view: a global online brainstorm: a fast paced collection of expert opinion, links, references, questioning, learning but above all sharing around the theme of the chat. “A tweet chat is a pre-arranged chat that happens on … Continue reading

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Towards low carbon construction IGT Report: Government Response

Snippets from todays launch of the Governments Response to the  industry’s Innovation Growth Team Report: Business Minister Mark Prisk said: “An efficient, effective and profitable construction industry is at the heart of any growing economy. “Meeting the UK’s commitment to … Continue reading

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Use of social media can lead to innovative #smworkplace employees

Following my last blog on Social Media in the workplace two very interesting links have come to light: From Business Insider: As elaborated by the Harmon research on social media productivity … inclusive collaboration will unleash huge organizational potential for knowledge discovery … Continue reading

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social media in the workplace

Workplaces need social media. Martin Pickard @FMGuru posted a question on twitter this morning on (should we) use Social Media in the Workplace in preparation for a debate this week. These debates are happening across all sectors, particularly so within the built … Continue reading

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ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard issued

ISO has issued ISO 50001, a new standard for energy management systems that aims to help organisations establish systems and processes to improve their energy performance, including efficiency and consumption. It will of course be of particular interest to facilities … Continue reading

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The future is influence? my thoughts from #commschat

I listened in and contributed to a great twitter @commschat debate yesterday evening. The main focus of the chat was around the importance of influence and the place of Peerindex with @azeem. Part of the commschat transcipt can be found … Continue reading

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