Category Archives: construction collaboration

Fuelling the CIPR conversation

CIPR - The ConversationI already overuse the word “conversation”. Now it seems my professional body, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, is set to add to my use of the term.

Blog post now at http://www.blog.pwcom.co.uk/2011/04/05/fuelling-the-cipr-conversation/

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Constructing Excellence Social Media Forum

We had a good turn-out for Constructing Excellence‘s first social media forum, held at Arup’s Fitzroy Street offices in London, with some great presentations and discussion….

Blog post now at http://www.blog.pwcom.co.uk/2011/03/31/constructing-excellence-social-media-forum/

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Social media firmly on the construction marketing radar

Web 2.0 now firmly on the construction marketing radar

At a February 2009 event, I was almost a lone voice in talking about social media to a construction marketing audience, but there has clearly been a significant shift in people’s thinking since then.

This whole post now at: http://www.blog.pwcom.co.uk/2010/11/26/social-media-firmly-on-the-construction-marketing-radar/

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PR and bloggers: a positive experience

I have received numerous PR approaches. Some have been desperate, clumsy approaches almost screaming “Pleeeease publish my press release!” … other PR approaches have been much more professional and well-targeted. Take Hewlett-Packard, for example …

The whole post is now at http://www.blog.pwcom.co.uk/2010/10/04/pr-and-bloggers-a-positive-experience/

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Open letter to the new Chief Construction Adviser

I felt moved to compose an open letter to our new construction czar….

Dear Mr Morrell

First, congratulations on your new appointment which is long overdue, particularly as it was more than 16 months ago that the House of Commons Business and Enterprise Committee recommended – in Constructing Matters (PDF) – the “creation of a post of Chief Construction Officer”.

As I wrote at the time, Constructing Matters was, however, something of a disappointment to me. Like another document published shortly before – the Strategy for Sustainable Construction (see post) – it failed to pay attention to better use of ICT tools within the UK construction industry.

The rest of this post is now at http://www.blog.pwcom.co.uk/2009/11/27/open-letter-to-the-new-chief-construction-adviser/

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Top 10 Web 2.0 adoption issues for AEC organisations

In a fascinating post yesterday, Ten top issues in adopting enterprise social computing, ZDNet’s Enterprise Web 2.0 blogger Dion Hinchcliffe reviews some of the reasons why businesses have yet to fully embrace social media. …

This is, in my experience, probably even more of a challenge in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector. …

Read my ten top issues with social computing in AEC businesses

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Social networks boost productivity

For many Generation X managers, work and socialising are two distinctly separate notions, and they therefore often seek to limit employees’ socialising so that they can “get on and do real work”. But what if that real work could actually be improved by socialising? What if social networking actually helped you work better?

The Harvard Business Review thinks so…. Read the rest of this blog post here.

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