Links for February 22nd through February 23rd

by Mel Starrs on February 26, 2010

in News

These are my links for February 22nd through February 23rd: House 2.0: Dickon Robinson – "(Dickon Robinson) made some interesting observations about social housing, particularly so as he has been so intimately involved in it at Peabody. He recalled that the original council houses, built in the 20s and 30s, were only available to people […]


Knowledge Management – Quick wins

by mel starrs on November 27, 2007

in Uncategorized

(another article I found sitting forlornly in my draft bucket since March for no apparent reason – late but not out of date) Dave Pollard has posted another excellent post on KM. The scary thing is how many of the things he says not to do, I have seen done at various (or many) employers. Including: […]


Ask and you shall receive

by mel starrs on August 22, 2007

in Uncategorized

In a follow up to this post, I went on to the BSJ site and in the feedback form asked for RSS feeds.  Unbeknownst to me, they had already sneaked them in without my noticing!  The feed can be found here. (edit 13 Feb 2009: the BSJ archives are now available on the BSD website, […]


Upcoming event

by mel starrs on May 9, 2007

in Events & Conferences

From the British Expertise website: British Expertise, working with RICS, RIBA, APM and others, is running a Sustainability conference in London on Tuesday, 15 May 2007. Sustainability is increasing seen as the main driver in development and planning initiatives and is emerging as a fundamental principle to create a new kind of built environment: one that […]



by mel starrs on May 3, 2007

in Uncategorized

No longer do you need to rely on a central marketing department to scan the OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) for you – you can have it delivered to your inbox via RSS .  Tenders Electronic Daily (or TED) is available in 23 languages.  Feeds include Construction and Real Estate. If you haven’t […]


More free content

by mel starrs on April 26, 2007

in Blogging and social networks

Following the lead of Building, Property Week have announced: “with online publishing across the world moving away from subscription models, we will not be charging you a penny to log on” “But that’s not all. Property Week’s archive, dating back to 1999, is also fully searchable and available to everyone for free.” Not really a […]


Are we ready for open source engineering?

by mel starrs on April 16, 2007

in The Profession

   Launched recently is Although still in beta, the idea is proposing:   “an open-source online space where architects and engineers can share their ideas with organizations and community leaders that are seeking design solutions for coping with the aftermath of natural disasters and political conflict. In addition to forging connections between socially responsible […]