A Paleofuture of Innovation

19Jan15

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Having just returned from the AGC BIM Forum event in Denver, it’s a bit humbling to think that our industry has been struggling with the same desire to improve modes of production for at least the last 61 years. But I think it also raises a larger question — what are the imperatives, both in the market and praxis of the AEC industry that has kept us from pursuing and building upon innovation?  We point fingers across the table (if there was ever a skill in more abundance industry-wide than blame-shifting, I haven’t discovered it), we lament ad infinitum the constraints placed upon us by clients, government agencies, contractual methodologies, we even beg, borrow, and steal approaches from other industries with a brittle religious fervor, but what, in essence, is the root cause of our seeming inability to learn from the failures (and indeed, successes) of the past?

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