Embracing Web 2.0

Building up to the launch of a new social network is demanding work and, I’ve discovered, means much more than building a new website. The tCn team is also spending time blogging, creating YouTube video, building a presence on LinkedIn, a group page and fan page on Facebook, and we now have several people using Twitter (I’m @ryanbriggstcn and you can also follow Jason Leonard).

Construction people can be, well, a bit ‘sniffy’ about these networking platforms but believe me there is a growing number of architects, engineers and other construction people using these tools. Even I was a bit sceptical about the value of a blog until I saw recently that construction Web 2.0 guru Paul Wilkinson had used his blog to write an open letter (and a Web 2.0 PS) to the new UK Chief Construction Advisor Paul Morrell – and had got a reply from the government’s construction chief. What a coup!

Paul Wilkinson talks regularly to construction people about using Web 2.0 and helped co-found, Be2camp, a community of people interested in using social media in the architectural, engineering and construction sector. I have been in contact with him and hope to get him interested in the tCn concept.

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About tCnFounder

Ryan Briggs is the Founder of tCn and has spent over 10 years in the construction industry working with various local, regional and national organisations. Now working with construction training provider, Built for Training, he is keen to use the tCn platform to help bring our industry together utilising social media technology while encouraging the next generation of talent into careers within the built environment.
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