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On behalf of Simons Group, Izy Hodgkinson was presented with the 2013 Be2Award for best use of Twitter yesterday at the company's new offices in Windmill Street, central London.

Lincoln-based Simons Group has been actively pursuing a policy of reducing its carbon footprint, achieving a 66% reduction since 2008. Izy highlighted the company's partnership with Marks & Spencer to deliver the award-winning Cheshire Oaks development as a key stage in the company's adoption of social media:

"It was the first project where we used Facebook and Twitter as an open forum for the public to find out about the project and comment on what was going on, ask questions about the build, job opportunities, or raise concerns. This was very successful and we aim to have the same approach for all our projects in the future."



16:18, 08 Oct 2013 by Paul Wilkinson

The 2013 Be2Awards were presented at the Building Centre in London yesterday (25 September); the eleven winners were:

BE2 media award - winner: BuildersConferenceLive

Best AEC collaboration application - winner: Conject

Best AEC community, network or application - winner: LinkedIn group “Project Planning under the NEC”

Best AEC PR/marketing campaign - winner: NBS

Best AEC social media blog - winner: Construction Industry Podcast

Best AEC use of Twitter - winner: @Simons_Group

Best education/learning or charity project - winner: AEC Social Media presentations from Mark Johnson

Best 'internet of things', location-based or mobile app - winner: ConstructCO2

Best sustainability or built environment blog - winner: Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners Blog 'Planning Matters'

Best AEC use of photo / video - winner: Diggers and Dozers

Best virtual or hybrid event - winner: ThinkBIM

Many thanks to all those who nominated and voted for the shortlisted candidates, and congratulations to the winners for successfully gaining the recognition and endorsement of their online followers and supporters.

If you missed the event, which incorporated the 2013 Be2Talks, catch up with the Storify account of the day (and thanks to Su Butcher for creating this).


12:50, 26 Sep 2013 by Paul Wilkinson

Duncan ReedDuncan Reed of Tekla is going to be talking about "Sharing BIM data through social media" at the 2013 Be2Talks in London this Wednesday, 25 September 2013.  (Book your seat now!)

He says: "The world is awash with data, and whilst I wouldn’t say I fully understand all the ramifications of Big Data I do see the need to understand and manage this in a construction context. Social media applications offer many ways to share data so why not BIM data too? So do we need a structured data approach to social media, or is this by its very nature an oxymoron?"

Duncan is a chartered civil engineer with considerable experience in contracting with organisations such as Tilbury Douglas, Clugston Construction and Balfour Beatty. In recent years he has worked on delivery stage BIM to push collaborative modelling as a workable and useful tool for pre-construction and construction delivery teams. Duncan recently moved to Tekla (UK) to continue the work of BIM advocacy and process adoption.


10:07, 23 Sep 2013 by Paul Wilkinson


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