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London Social Media Week 2013 included the third running of the Be2Awards and Be2Talks - a celebration of technology, social media and the built environment.

Please note: there will be no Be2Awards in 2014.

Since 2008, Be2camp social media advocates have been helping the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and related industries think about and deploy Web 2.0 tools and techniques. Once again, it was time for ...

 

... the Be2Awards

The world's only awards focused on social media in the built environment.

  • We 'crowdsourced' the award nominations and encouraged online voting
  • Deadline for 2013 nominations was: midnight BST, Friday 6 September 2013.
  • Online voting ... 11-23 September 2013
  • Awards announced - 25 September ....

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

 

... the @Be2Talks

The Be2Awards are about sharing information and helping construction people connect online, so we:

  • host some of construction and technology's most thoughtful speakers at a TEDx-style event - Be2TALKs - throughout the Be2Awards presentations - and
  • don't insist on black-ties and cocktail dresses!

Speakers for 2013 were:

  • David Burden - "The third BIM"
  • Anne Parker - "Mindfulness"
  • Andy Hudson-Smith - "Smart Cities, BIM, GIS and IoT"
  • Gordon O'Neill - "Don't Tell Stories?"
  • Robert Klaschka - "Is proprietary BIM unsustainable?"
  • Claire Thirlwall - "From social media cynic to addict"
  • Duncan Reed - "Sharing BIM data through social media"

 

Don't miss out!

Subscribe to the Be2camp news blog, and make sure you're following @Be2Awards or @Be2camp on Twitter. Details of nominations, sponsors, speakers, shortlists and awards announcements will continue up to, throughout September 2013 and beyond....

Be2Awards News

Be2Awards takes a 2014 break

Tuesday 14:40

The Be2Awards will not be held in 2014. We (Martin Brown and I) had a long discussion about the programme, and about our respective workloads (the Awards take up a significant amount of time to organise). From a purely practical point of view, we decided that we just didn't have the bandwidth to make the events a success this year. However, we also wondered: is there a need for the Be2awards any more? When we started Be2camp six years ago, social media adoption was in its infancy and f...

Simons Group receives 2013 Be2Award for Best use of Twitter

08-10-2013 18:18

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:...

2013 Be2Awards winners announced

26-09-2013 14:50

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 Podcas...

2013 Be2Awards and Be2Talks live

25-09-2013 14:30

Technology permitting, we will be streaming the 2013 Be2Awards and Be2Talks live from the Be2camp website 2013 event page. The tentative running order for the Be2Talks is below (the award presentations will take place between the speakers in both sessions, with the final awards presented just before the final speaker). 1.40 Welcome, introductions, house-keeping, etc,  1.45 David Burden - "The third BIM" 2.15 Duncan Reed - "Sharing BIM data through social m...

Duncan Reed completes 2013 Be2Talks line-up

23-09-2013 12:07

Duncan 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...

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