Monthly Archives: February 2013

Social media in construction – whats happening?

Towards the end of last year the Construction Marketing Association conducted a US national survey of construction professionals regarding their use of social media. Of note is that 90% of those surveyed used social media, and of those 91% managed social … Continue reading

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#PPPConf2013 – Industry Day to Explore Public Private Partnerships

Cover it Live blog for Days 1 and 2 now live here Are PPP’s the way forward for construction, energy, health, education, infrastructure and wellbeing projects? UCLAN are hosting an industry day with industry and academic thought leaders on the … Continue reading

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Ecologically Rethinking Construction

Jonathan Dawson, head of economics at Schumacher College, writing on Guardian Sustainable Business asked “How do we redesign a new economic theory framed by ecological systems?” A question we need to ask and start addressing within the built environment. We are seeing a new … Continue reading

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Construction Localism – how do you compare against benchmark?

Construction ‘localism’ is currently high on the agenda. And set to grow in importance. There is, rightly, much talk and focus on localism within construction projects and frameworks at the moment, based on the principle of keeping project spend local. … Continue reading

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Sustainability beyond the low hanging fruit

My sustainability lecture to UCLAN SNBE and CSD 31/1/2013 Beyond the Built Environment Sustainability Low Hanging Fruit from martin brown Links referred to in presentation: previous blog Have we picked the low hanging fruit? Zero Built Environment Green Vision tweetchat #GVischat … Continue reading

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