Be2Awards: Best Practice in Social Media in Construction

Almost 100 nominations are featured in the shortlists for the inaugural Be2Awards - created to help highlight good practice in the use of social media (web 2.0) in the Built Environment, ie: architecture, engineering, construction and related disciplines.

Online voting on 16 categories is now under way. These categories cover numerous social media uses, from blogs to Twitter, from mobile applications to online communities, and also covering integration of social media into marketing and PR campaigns. You can vote for your favourite examples of social media here (no registration is necessary and it takes just seconds to read the summaries and cast your vote). Deadline for votes is midnight GMT on Monday 7 February.

The awards will be announced at an event at The Building Centre in London on the afternoon of Wednesday 9 February. Alongside the Be2Awards is an industry conference, ConstrucTALKs, where six leading industry figures will be talking about construction, collaboration, marketing, technology, design, FM and social media.

Don Ward, chief executive of Constructing Excellence, will be speaking about how they have incorporated some social media tools into their communications both nationally and locally. John Lorimer of Manchester City Council will be talking about building information modelling, while HP's Phil Oakley will describe how printer hardware can now be used to share design information "in the cloud". Other speakers include the former chair of BIFM, a venture capitalist talking about boardroom communication, and the head of digital marketing at British Gas looking at communicating sustainability.

To register to attend the event, please register here.