Archive for the ‘Project Management’ Category

by Mary Tyler March The construction industry may be slow to change, but technology’s influence on and off the job site is unmistakable. One company fueling that trend is Berkeley, CA–based 3D Robotics (3DR), a commercial drone software developer focusing on single-layer data collection and analysis. Founded in 2009 by former Wired Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson, the company […]


by HingePoint An economist recently said that America has not had a technological revolution since the computer. We at HingePoint were floored. Working as a BIM consultant in architecture, engineering, and construction, we know this is inaccurate. Not to call him out,  but he is flat out wrong. Everything we have been seeing suggests we […]


This series of webinars present data driven automation from three perspectives. The SEPS2BIM process is a major step forward for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Defense Health Agency (DHA) in leveraging their valuable institutional knowledge. The next exciting step is for other organizations to adapt this powerful, flexible process for their […]


by Kimberlly Holland Entrepreneurship in Chile Is Exploding With Products Designed for Impact When picturing hotbeds of entrepreneurship and innovation, the usuals come to mind: Silicon Valley, New York, Stockholm. But Santiago, Chile? Probably not—but not for long. Chile is a Latin American country prized for its exports of minerals and metals (copper) and agricultural […]


by Timothy Schuler Collaboration is an obvious antidote for inefficiencies in the construction industry, but it’s not an easy solution. Why? Because collaboration can get messy, especially when large building projects require dozens of independent companies—and numerous stakeholders with strong opinions—working together. But better collaboration is a must. In 2004, the National Institute Standards and Technology […]


by Durward K. Sobek II, Allen C. Ward and Jeffrey K. Liker Toyota Motor Corporation is an industry leader in product development lead time while using fewer engineers than its U.S. competitors. It has also shown remarkable consistency in market share growth and profit per vehicle, which led to cash reserves of $21 billion, exceeding those […]


by DeAnne Aguirre and Micah Alpern Since the mid-2000s, organizational change management and transformation have become permanent features of the business landscape. Vast new markets and labor pools have opened up, innovative technologies have put once-powerful business models on the chopping block, and capital flows and investor demand have become less predictable. To meet these challenges, firms have […]


Critical Theory of Information As for the expression of opinion, it astonishes me that philosophers go on talking about politics without examining the role of the mass media. How can anyone take seriously discussions of democracy that ignore the single biggest elephant in the room, namely Donald Trump? Surely philosophers too get robo-calls and watch […]


Agile PM and BIM The effort of shortening construction project duration usually increases the complexity of the project, creating real problems for the project team. The main problems arise in the relationships between the project’s phases and reactions to changes during the project period. Also most overlapping techniques – such as concurrent engineering, parallel engineering, […]


AECbytes “Building the Future” Article (July 30, 2015) While the concept of virtual reality is now very familiar to most technology professionals and its use commonplace in many industries including AEC, there is another concept that is slowly emerging and gaining ground in technology—that of “augmented reality.” In contrast to the fully immersive experience of […]