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Online communities in the AEC industry   by Paul Wilkinson (pwcom.co.uk)
<ul><li>From learned societies to business breakfasts </li></ul><ul><li>Intranets and internal wikis (eg: Arup CoPs) </li>...
<ul><li>Face-to-face </li></ul><ul><li>Written word </li></ul><ul><li>Hand drawings </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul>...
(Sources:  Joe  Drumgoole’s  Copacetic ;  Darrenbarefoot.com  2006 ) eg: RIBA NING SITES WEB 2.0 FACEBOOK TWITTER INTRO LI...
<ul><li>RIBA Knowledge Communities </li></ul><ul><li>beta project initially </li></ul><ul><li>relaunched within RIBA earli...
<ul><li>RIBApedia </li></ul><ul><li>Research and education site </li></ul><ul><li>create profiles, share links, blogs, etc...
<ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>loads of people, companies, etc </li></ul><ul><li>@UKConstruction </li></ul><ul><li>Twit...
<ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>lots of people, pages, groups groups </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to find effective use ...
<ul><li>Architect HOK </li></ul><ul><li>HOK careers </li></ul><ul><li>Part of integrated HOK web 2.0 effort </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>lots of AEC groups </li></ul><ul><li>85 “AEC” </li></ul><ul><li>1,350 “architecture” </...
<ul><li>Be2camp launched 31 July 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Built on Ning </li></ul><ul><li>310 members  (as at 6 October 2009...
Be2camp 10 Oct Be2camp North 15 May Be2camp Brum 12 Aug Be2camp WB 7-8 Oct eg: RIBA WEB 2.0 FACEBOOK TWITTER INTRO LINKEDI...
<ul><li>CE Collaborative Working Champions </li></ul><ul><li>Founded Jan 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Initially private </li></u...
<ul><li>CE G4C </li></ul><ul><li>Founded July 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Initially private </li></ul><ul><li>Public from Sept ...
<ul><li>AEC Network </li></ul><ul><li>342 members (as at 8 October 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Also built on Ning </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>Property Week launched network </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Soft launch’ 25 September </li></ul><ul><li>Grew from 57 member...
Thank you Contact: Paul Wilkinson Blog:  www.extranetevolution.com Email:  [email_address] Tel: +44 (0)20 8858 1104 mob: 0...
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Online AEC Communities - finding construction people on Facebook, LinkedIn, Ning, etc

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Presentation summarising October 2009 view of main online communities for professionals from architecture, engineering and construction (AEC). Mainly focused on Facebook, LinkedIn, Ning, etc. Presentation given by Paul Wilkinson at Be2camp@WorkingBuildings2009, London Olympia, 8 October 2009.

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Online AEC Communities - finding construction people on Facebook, LinkedIn, Ning, etc

  1. 1. Online communities in the AEC industry by Paul Wilkinson (pwcom.co.uk)
  2. 2. <ul><li>From learned societies to business breakfasts </li></ul><ul><li>Intranets and internal wikis (eg: Arup CoPs) </li></ul><ul><li>Drivers (technology, economy, mobility) </li></ul><ul><li>Now moving into Web 2.0 </li></ul>eg: RIBA NING SITES WEB 2.0 FACEBOOK TWITTER INTRO LINKEDIN
  3. 3. <ul><li>Face-to-face </li></ul><ul><li>Written word </li></ul><ul><li>Hand drawings </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul><ul><li>Telegram </li></ul><ul><li>Telex </li></ul><ul><li>Fax </li></ul><ul><li>CAD </li></ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Groupware (eg: Lotus Notes) </li></ul><ul><li>File transfer protocol (FTP) </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Intranets, enterprise portals </li></ul><ul><li>Video- and tele-conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Extranets </li></ul><ul><li>Web-conferencing applications </li></ul><ul><li>File-sharing (P2P) </li></ul><ul><li>Instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion forums </li></ul><ul><li>Home pages (iGoogle) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs, micro-blogs </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Social search, tagging, sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Mashups: Mapping, time-lines, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual worlds </li></ul>Cloud computing mobile eg: RIBA NING SITES WEB 2.0 FACEBOOK TWITTER INTRO LINKEDIN Web 2.0 BIM SaaS
  4. 4. (Sources: Joe Drumgoole’s Copacetic ; Darrenbarefoot.com 2006 ) eg: RIBA NING SITES WEB 2.0 FACEBOOK TWITTER INTRO LINKEDIN Web 1.0 was about … Web 2.0 is about … reading writing companies communities one-way two-way lecture conversation advertising word-of-mouth owning sharing
  5. 5. <ul><li>RIBA Knowledge Communities </li></ul><ul><li>beta project initially </li></ul><ul><li>relaunched within RIBA earlier this year </li></ul><ul><li>hosted on Elgg </li></ul><ul><li>918 site members (at 8 October 2009) </li></ul>eg: RIBA NING SITES WEB 2.0 FACEBOOK TWITTER INTRO LINKEDIN
  6. 6. <ul><li>RIBApedia </li></ul><ul><li>Research and education site </li></ul><ul><li>create profiles, share links, blogs, etc </li></ul><ul><li>built on MediaWiki </li></ul>eg: RIBA NING SITES WEB 2.0 FACEBOOK TWITTER INTRO LINKEDIN
  7. 7. <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>loads of people, companies, etc </li></ul><ul><li>@UKConstruction </li></ul><ul><li>TwitterLeagues </li></ul><ul><li>Twibes </li></ul>eg: RIBA NING SITES WEB 2.0 FACEBOOK TWITTER INTRO LINKEDIN
  8. 8. <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>lots of people, pages, groups groups </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to find effective use of Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>“ Under Construction” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Page status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rock band name </li></ul></ul>eg: RIBA NING SITES WEB 2.0 FACEBOOK TWITTER INTRO LINKEDIN
  9. 9. <ul><li>Architect HOK </li></ul><ul><li>HOK careers </li></ul><ul><li>Part of integrated HOK web 2.0 effort </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delicious </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube, etc </li></ul></ul>eg: RIBA NING SITES WEB 2.0 TWITTER INTRO LINKEDIN FACEBOOK
  10. 10. <ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>lots of AEC groups </li></ul><ul><li>85 “AEC” </li></ul><ul><li>1,350 “architecture” </li></ul><ul><li>2,135 “construction” </li></ul><ul><li>easy to join groups </li></ul><ul><li>some still very recruitment-focused </li></ul>eg: RIBA NING SITES WEB 2.0 FACEBOOK TWITTER INTRO LINKEDIN
  11. 11. <ul><li>Be2camp launched 31 July 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Built on Ning </li></ul><ul><li>310 members (as at 6 October 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Targeting a niche interest </li></ul><ul><li>Events key to growth </li></ul>eg: RIBA NING SITES WEB 2.0 FACEBOOK TWITTER INTRO LINKEDIN
  12. 12. Be2camp 10 Oct Be2camp North 15 May Be2camp Brum 12 Aug Be2camp WB 7-8 Oct eg: RIBA WEB 2.0 FACEBOOK TWITTER INTRO LINKEDIN NING SITES
  13. 13. <ul><li>CE Collaborative Working Champions </li></ul><ul><li>Founded Jan 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Initially private </li></ul><ul><li>Public from August </li></ul><ul><li>Cause-focused </li></ul><ul><li>67 members </li></ul><ul><li>Forum used to create guidance </li></ul>eg: RIBA FACEBOOK TWITTER INTRO LINKEDIN NING SITES WEB 2.0
  14. 14. <ul><li>CE G4C </li></ul><ul><li>Founded July 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Initially private </li></ul><ul><li>Public from Sept </li></ul><ul><li>Cause-focused </li></ul><ul><li>48 members </li></ul><ul><li>Autumn membership drive to start shortly </li></ul>eg: RIBA FACEBOOK TWITTER INTRO LINKEDIN NING SITES WEB 2.0
  15. 15. <ul><li>AEC Network </li></ul><ul><li>342 members (as at 8 October 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Also built on Ning </li></ul><ul><li>using networking events to grow </li></ul>eg: RIBA FACEBOOK TWITTER INTRO LINKEDIN NING SITES WEB 2.0
  16. 16. <ul><li>Property Week launched network </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Soft launch’ 25 September </li></ul><ul><li>Grew from 57 members to 82 in 11 days – strong brand helps </li></ul><ul><li>Good Ning customisation </li></ul><ul><li>endorsement of Ning? or inexpensive PWk experiment? </li></ul>eg: RIBA FACEBOOK TWITTER INTRO LINKEDIN NING SITES WEB 2.0
  17. 17. Thank you Contact: Paul Wilkinson Blog: www.extranetevolution.com Email: [email_address] Tel: +44 (0)20 8858 1104 mob: 07788 445920 Twitter: @EEPaul

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