Posts Tagged ‘business’

The industry needs to change; here’s how to manage it. by RAJAT AGARWA, SHANKAR CHANDRASEKARAN, MUKUND SRIDHAR About 80 per cent of all construction work is still done on-site, but project developers and contractors are deploying new approaches that show promise, such as pre-assembly and robot-assembled construction. ALTHOUGH the construction industry suffers from sluggish productivity growth and relatively […]


BY APRIL GLASER AND RANI MOLLA from RECODE Construction is one of the least-digitized industries in the world, and its productivity is suffering. Dan Kitwood / Getty Construction is a $10 trillion global industry. It’s also mired by waste, severe worker shortages and weak productivity growth — all of which mean the business of building is […]


by Randall Stevens We have to change and get serious about innovation.  If we don’t, someone will do it for us.  That’s not a position you want to find yourself in.  Better to lead than stick your head in the sand or expend energy protecting the status quo. Listening to that interview this week actually […]


by Ian Stewart @ The Teleghaph/Business The world’s first operational police robot stands at attention in downtown Dubai Most of us entertain rather ambivalent feelings about technology. We love the way in which new products and services make our lives easier and more enjoyable. But many of us also worry that the next wave of […]


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by advenser | Origins of Lean Principles The lean principle, in simple terms, is all about reducing non-value-adding activities and materials (Waste) in a process. The origins of the lean concept can be traced back to the Japanese automobile industry called Toyota. It was an evolved mass production process in which an extreme emphasis was […]


by CMiC Why Construction Companies Are Really Accounting Companies If project management is the heart of the construction firm, then financials is the oil that keeps operations running smoothly. That’s why even small financial software issues have far-reaching effects and can easily throw a wrench into job site productivity. As CMiC client John Jacobs of […]


by CAO Dongping, LI Heng, WANG Guangbin Abstract:Drawing on resource dependence theory, this paper develops and empirically tests a model for understanding how the implementation of building information modeling (BIM) in construction projects impacts the performance of different project participating organizations through improving their interorganizational collaboration capabilities. Based on two sets of survey data collected from […]


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by BIMIreland China’s AEC industry is poised to “leapfrog” the rest of the world in BIM adoption according to Paul Doherty, Chairman of theBIMcompany and President and CEO of the digit group, inc.  Irish building magazine spoke to Paul about BIM adoption in China and his upcoming work there – developing 300 Smart Cities over […]