be2camp north shapes up

Interested in the Built Environment?  Not sure about Web 2.0, social media, blogs, Twitter and the like? Then Be2camp North is the event for you. Following on from the world’s first Web 2.0 construction event, in London in October 2008, Be2camp North in Liverpool on 15 May brings together people interested in how Web 2.0 […]

sustainability now champion

Phil Clarke at Building Mag @zerochamp has asked me to be a  champion for the forthcoming Building magazine’s Sustainability Now virtual event taking place 13 and 14 May. Still awaiting details, but I will be online in the discussion lounge on the 14th May and look forward to chatting with you there (and hopefuly drinking virtual champagne with Mel […]

web tech construction

Do you know your Twitter from an Avatar, or RSS from a BIM? I am currently running an innovation circle for Construction Knowledge Exchange (CKE) looking at the use of web technology in construction at UCLAN.  The first session  took a lightning tour through communication, design and collaboration in the sector, from fax machines to […]

passivhaus innovation circle

The next Innovation Circle Session on ‘Passivhaus’ will look at the possible influencing factors of implementing the Passivhaus principles in the UK.  Friday 20th March 1-3pm at the Adelphi Conference Room, Adelphi Building, UCLan.      Led by Sabine Engelhardt – Green Cities, Manchester, and Facilitated by George Hall Details passivhaus innovation-circle-flyer

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 support to a female in the construction industry? or Could you benefit from the experience […]

on the future of sustainability standards

Last nights Lancashire Built Environment’s Pecha Kucha evening exploring the theme of affordability or sustainability mentioned the sustainability standards and codes more than once.  Listening to the other presentations brought back two items which I feel need much more publicity. Firstly Phil Clark‘s (Zerochampion) Will There Be One Global Green Building Standard to Rule Them […]

be2camp count down

With only four days until be2camp meets in London, this blog over the next few days will feature updates of what you can expect, and profile some of the events, speakers, and our sponsors. More information and details of registration (its free to register) can be found at http://www.be2camp.com OK, the initial ‘keynotes’ are shaping […]

future of conference – 2

My earlier post on the future of conferences being of a barcamp, open, participation nature has been picked up by Conference Bay – with a useful list of how to unconference elements of mainstream conferences. The feature doesn’t deal with the subject of conference fees though – moving away from high corporate fees to low […]

the sustainable way

I am delighted to be supporting the NW premier sustainability conference – The Sustainable Way – scheduled for October 29th – 30th . Details can be found on the event website with registration form, and some great influential key note speakers to be confirmed very shortly, but here are the salient features: Ambition and aspiration […]