I am lucky enough to work with an extensive (and growing) network of key figures within architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) – indeed, the whole of what is sometimes called the ‘built environment’.
These include senior managers within contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, consultants, PR, marketing and media people, IT and web 2.0 geeks, and government figures – many of whom are specialists, experts and influential and effective communicators within their chosen field.
Having been introduced to these people over many years, most of whom I’d like to regard as friends, I am using my knowledge, experience, contacts and enthusiasm to help improve communication and interaction within our Industry.
The Construction Network (tCn) is, I think, an eagerly awaited professional networking facility that utilises the best aspects of online social/business media and will be available in March 2010.
In partnership with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), it will be the UK’s first and most exclusive way for both individuals and organisations to share information, ideas, opportunities and expertise.
tCn is also aimed at students, graduates, apprentices, and their teachers and institutions. We aim to cover all industry leading organisations, representative bodies and associations and the individuals or companies they represent.
Ultimately tCn will be used to ‘bring the industry together’, tackling historic issues such as the skills shortage while ensuring a green, safe and sustainable future.
This blog will help followers keep up to date with the latest news and developments within tCn. It will talk about key individuals and organisations joining the network, tell you what co-founder Jason Leonard (right) and I have been up to, and update you on the progress we are making.
Feel free to follow this blog or contact me if you feel I can be of any help to you whatsoever. And thank-you for reading this far!
Founder of tCn