Posts Tagged ‘business’

Nature vs. Neon

08Apr18

Can sustainable design save money and the environment? By Phillip G. Bernstein Download the article Advertisements


By Bent Flybjerg Download the article What is Phronetic Organization Research? Phronetic organization research is an approach to the study of organizations based on a contemporary interpretation of the classical Greek concept phrone- sis. Following this approach, phronetic organization researchers study organizations and organizing with an emphasis on values and power. In this paper I […]


Measuring and Improving the Productivity of the U.S. Construction Industry: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities By Robert E. Chapman and David T. Butry Building and Fire Research Laboratory National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg. Download the article   Abstract Although the construction industry is a major component of the U.S. economy, it has experienced a […]


A Paradigm Shift In Construction Thinking & Delivering to The New Government Construction Strategy. Download the article Executive Summary This project explores the new government framework for public sector construction project delivery and reviews the historic literature leading up to the drafting of the construction strategy moving in to 2013. Upon review of the literature […]


 Download the article Arup Foresight + Research + Innovation Foresight + Research + Innovation is Arup’s internal think-tank and consultancy which focuses on the future of the built environment and society at large. We help organisations understand trends, explore new ideas, and radically rethink the future of their businesses. We developed the concept of ‘foresight […]


Rethinking productivity across the construction industry: The challenge of change Download the report Rethinking productivity across the construction industry: The challenge of change is an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report, sponsored by Autodesk. In this study, the EIU provides its perspective on the causes of the current productivity gap in the global construction industry and […]


By Allison Huffman High risk, low margin. This all too familiar description of the construction industry is at the heart of contractors’ laser focus on bottom line profitability and overcoming the variables that can (and often do) go awry. The proof of that challenge is in the numbers. According to KPMG’s “Climbing the Curve, 2015 Global […]


Euclideon’s hologram table: early installations are likely to be used primarily at a municipal level for town planning and area response purposes (Credit: Euclideon) by  Loz Blain Australian company Euclideon has built a working prototype of what it calls the world’s first true multi-user hologram table. Up to four people can walk around a holographic image […]


Photo by Thinkstock by  CLAIRE BUSHEY Manufacturing jobs today include machinist, welder and assembler. In the future, the list might add cybersecurity strategist, digital twin architect and collaborative robotics specialist. That’s according to a new report released by the Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute, a research consortium in Chicago that includes universities and companies, and […]


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 […]