6 Principles of Lean Construction


A growing number of construction firms are embracing the Lean methodology that emphasizes maximizing value for the customer while minimizing waste. Lean construction borrows from the manufacturing approach developed by Toyota after World War II.


Smart Construction: How AI and Machine Learning Will Change the Construction Industry

Daniel Burrus

The construction industry, which makes up 7% of the global workforce, should already have applied these technologies to improve productivity and revolutionize the industry. Growth in the construction industry has only been 1% over a few decades while manufacturing is growing at a rate of 3.6%. With the total worker output in construction at a standstill, it is no surprise that the areas where machine learning and AI could improve such statistics were minimal.


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Construction Careers Just Got More Interesting – And Most Likely, Less Backbreaking

Daniel Burrus

Construction Has Gone Digital. Should We Fear Automation in Construction? If the construction industry can be anticipatory with its operations, how can you apply it to yours?

Destructive and Constructive Innovation

Jeffrey Phillips

Today I read a long post that claimed that up to 30% of the banking jobs in the US would be "destroyed" by innovation. No longer will we need bank tellers. Any job that can be automated or done by machines will be. This is a classic case of creative destruction, described by Schumpeter as a component of innovation. Innovation will always create disruption in existing conventions, economies and industries. This means that it will also destroy EXISTING jobs.

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Design and Run Experiments That Actually Progress Your Business

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

Experimenting as a way to explore new products, services, and business models can help eliminate the guesswork involved in building something your customers actually value. That said, it's often quite tricky to take your vision and figure out the first experiment to run. How do you get started? How can you ensure your experiments are well-designed? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently an Innovation Coach at Kromatic, as he walks us through how we can figure out the right experiments to run for any product or service, and in organizations of all sizes.

Constructing Innovation as Value Management

Paul Hobcraft

Innovation needs to create value, both short-term and progressively over time. It fuels the growth and fires the imagination. Yet our innovation activities are constantly coming up short for the leaders within our organizations, who continue to remain disappointed in its final outcome to stimulate and drive the growth they want to see. It is actually the classic “chicken and egg”.

Ferguson Partners With RocketSpace to Reimagine the Future of the Construction Industry


distributor of plumbing supplies and PVF (pipe, valves and fittings), to reimagine the future of building development through new technology solutions that enhance customer experiences across the commercial and residential construction, remodel, and services industries. corporate partnership corporate innovation consultant construction innovation

6 Excellent Reasons to Consider Lean Construction Software


While many people associate the Lean business methodology primarily with manufacturing, it is an ideal approach in the construction industry. Construction projects are complex. Lean construction software isn’t a requirement for leveraging the approach which seeks to respect workers, eliminate waste, and continuously improve. However, implementing a platform to support Lean puts construction firms in the best position to solve problems, maximize profits, and sustain growth.


4 ways BIM can boost the productivity of your construction business

Lead Innovation

Construction is a very complex business that requires the coordination and financing of many different teams working over a long period of time. However, technology is constantly improving and one type of program is proving itself to be of enormous help when it comes to construction projects. Innovations construction materialsDue to this, it’s understandable that projects tend to be logistical nightmares.

How to Get Ahead in the Construction Industry

The Human Factor

You’re likely reading this because you forged a career in the construction industry, but you want to progress through the ranks. Here are some actionable steps you can take to help you get ahead in the construction industry, irrespective of your current job or location: Image Source.

Creative Construction – Book review

The Inovo Group

Well-respected Harvard Business School professor and HBR contributor Gary Pisano has weighed in on the topic of large company innovation in his new book ‘Creative Construction’. Creative Construction , by Gary Pisano at Harvard Business School, is such a book, in part due to the preeminence and influence of Harvard in the conversations about innovation that have been taking place since Christenson’s ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’ was published in 1997. Highlights.

3D printing is the future of home construction

Idea to Value

I was recently a guest at the bautec expo in Berlin, where I saw one of the world’s most advanced models, the BOD2 by Danish company Cobod , who have just received investment by German construction company Peri. Curiosity 3d printing construction

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Silicon Valley’s Next Target: Disrupt the Construction and Real Estate Industries


Construction Tech’ and ‘Real Estate Tech’ are the next greenfield market spaces. The construction industry builds houses, strip malls and office complexes. New construction is financed and then led by real estate developers, and then agents help sell or lease houses and buildings which are sometimes managed by property management companies. The real estate and construction industries might be considered stodgy by many standards.

Why Trust is the Foundation for Constructive Disagreement

Innovation Excellence

Horizontally, it’s the ability of team members to hold a constructive disagreement. In 2010, after two years and 348 pages of research I found the answer to my research question of “why are people so much more creative when they work in startups than when they work in mature companies?”

Constructing the Community


Constructing the Community


Silicon Valley’s Next Target: Disrupt the Construction and Real Estate Industries

Innovation Excellence

Construction Tech’ and ‘Real Estate Tech’ are the next greenfield market spaces. Every industry, every company, and every leader must recognize one simple fact: every product, service, process, and business model will be disrupted–it’s just a matter of time. Companies that think they’re immune to the trends and technologies upending every industry on the planet risk. Innovation Leadership Strategy Real Estate

Fira disrupts the construction industry under CEO Jussi Aho’s leadership


The post Fira disrupts the construction industry under CEO Jussi Aho’s leadership appeared first on Xinova. Business Insights Inventor Community BIM building information modeling construction disruption fira Jussi Aho

Technology Is Rebuilding the Construction Industry

Daniel Burrus

The construction industry is notoriously slow when it comes to adopting and utilizing technological solutions. Elsewhere, some suggested that the builder of the future will replace his/her nail gun with a new technology that will completely overhaul the construction industry. However, it’s easy to forget that there is already a wealth of software in the industry, such as Construction Manager, PlanGrid, and many more, but they all are criminally underused.

How Haskell Uses VR to Keep Construction Sites Safe

Innovation Leader

Get an inside look at Haskell’s VR safety simulation, which seeks to train employees on potentially dangerous situations

5 Important Things You Need to Know About Closing Costs Before Investing in Pre-Construction Condo

The Human Factor

Investing in a pre-construction condo unit is one of the biggest financial commitments you will ever make in your life, no matter if you’re planning to move into it or keep it strictly as an investment property. What is Pre-Construction Condo Closing Costs? . source.

IoT and Construction: Building Tomorrow’s World Today


When most people think of IoT and construction, they will think about newly developed “smart homes” outfitted with security systems and a network of cameras. However, most of these are finishing touches added toward the end of construction on residential spaces. The most significant contributions of IoT that are shaping the future of our homes occur much earlier in the process, during the construction itself.

How Construction Giant Bechtel is Building the Future

Innovation Leader

Wilson of Bechtel says, “It’s becoming…a necessity to find ways to improve construction productivity…” Wilson explains what Bechtel is doing, including its “Future Fund David J.


#1,942 – Space Week: Urine, Insects, and the Future of Space Construction

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

If we’re going to establish a base on the moon or a colony on Mars then we’re going to have to figure out new construction methods that take advantage of unusual building materials since we’re not always going to be able to take everything we need with us.

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How to Seek Constructive Feedback: 3 Questions to Ask

Michael Roberto

Constructive criticism? Thus, have a particularly thorny problem: leaders who don't provide feedback in a constructive manner, and team members who don't seek it or are not willing to listen. Source: Pixabay We all appreciate praise and recognition. Not so much. It's like spinach.

InnoCentive partners with Habitat for Humanity to find innovative solutions for sustainable construction and demolition waste management


billion tons of debris the construction industry will generate by 2025 London, United Kingdom. The goal of the Improved Construction and Demolition Waste Management challenge is to find solutions to drive widespread re-use and recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) waste. A recent study revealed that the construction industry will produce 2.2 billion tons of construction debris by 2025.

Fira Partners with Xinova to Design the Future of Construction and Living Systems


The multi-phase Disruption Design project is aimed at designing innovative construction and built environment living systems. SEATTLE and HELSINKI, March 28, 2019 — Xinova, a global innovation market network with innovators, technologies and investors in over 120 countries, and Fira, a forerunner in the field of construction and built environments, announced an agreement to […].

InnoCentive Partners with bauma Open Innovation to Solve Challenges in the Construction Industry


bauma is the leading trade fair for the construction and construction machinery industry and the world's largest trade show. With the launch of the second Challenge on the bauma Open Innovation (OI) platform , we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight this exciting collaboration!

Air, Water, Food


I have taken part in some heated constructive conflict about how to classify any given task in an organization, but I have seldom seen the framework for this kind of healthy argument fail to create a productive dialogue. There’s no time like the present to set goals.

Open Innovation Challenge Encourages A Rethink of the Way Buildings are Constructed


Novel approaches to reducing CO2 emissions when homes are designed and built

Construction Executive – Xinova’s Kelly Romano Addresses Challenges Facing the Industry


In a recent issue of Construction Executive, Kelly Romano addressed the challenges facing today’s construction companies. At a time when digitization may be responsible for the rise and fall of most companies, companies within the construction industry ill-prepared to face the new reality may realize they’re too late. The post Construction Executive – Xinova’s Kelly Romano Addresses Challenges Facing the Industry appeared first on Xinova.

Construction Giant Engages with Open Innovation to Innovative Start-Up Partners


A smart reusable shopping bag that rewards eco-conscious shoppers and lets them plant trees

Tips for Constructing a Data-Driven Culture

BPI Thought Leadership Commentary

Analytics and data-driven decision making have become something of a holy grail for modern organizations.& & In December 2015, APQC conducted its annual survey to understand the common challenges and priorities of process and performance management practitioners in 2016. The survey covered a wide array of topics including data and analytics. Though most organizations have embarked on their an

How to Manage Teams in Different Locations

ExactHire - Restaurants

Workforce Management construction HR trends innovation leadership restaurantsI love the way grandmothers pack priceless wisdom into colorful phrases. Phrases like “when the cat is away, the mice will play” speak volumes about the human tendency to slack off when the boss isn’t around.

Moving Lean Construction into the Digital Age: Last Planner Meets Collective Intelligence

Planview Spigit

Our clients in the construction business tell me that the industry enjoys flush times, once again. Many construction firms are family led. Connecting Lean Construction with Collective Intelligence. It’s in this spirit that several savvy leaders have made the connection between lean construction , which their firms have already embraced, and the practice of leveraging the intelligence and experience of every employee.

Creating A Responsible And Respected Construction Business In Today’s Industry

The Human Factor

You can’t get ahead in the construction industry without having a well-respected name in the marketplace. There are so many companies in the construction sector. In this article, we’ll discuss how you could start creating a responsible and respected construction business in today’s industry. If you want to create a responsible and respected construction business in today’s industry, then you need to meticulously plan every single project.

Moving Lean Construction into the Digital Age: Last Planner Meets Collective Intelligence

Planview Spigit

Our clients in the construction business tell me that the industry enjoys flush times, once again. Many construction firms are family led. Connecting Lean Construction with Collective Intelligence. It’s in this spirit that several savvy leaders have made the connection between lean construction, which their firms have already embraced, and the practice of leveraging the intelligence and experience of every employee.

Are you a Lateral Leader?

Destination Innovation

Encourage constructive dissent. Leadership of Innovation constructive dissent conventional leader empower innovate inspire lateral lateral leaderAs a leader which column do you fall into? Conventional Leaders. Lateral Leaders. Lead from the front. Lead from alongside. Direct. Inspire. Use conventional methods and seek to improve effectiveness and efficiency. Develop new methods and seek to change the rules, change partners or change the approach to the problem.

You Don’t Have an Innovation Problem, You Have a Trust Problem! (Part 2)

Innovation Excellence

collaboration Creativity Innovation Leadership autonomy constructive disagreement culture trust vulnerabilityThrough my 2008-10 doctoral research, I found that the biggest problem that non-innovative companies have is lack of trust. In fact, whenever I was invited to speak to a company about their innovation needs, it didn’t take more than 20 minutes and 16 questions to find that they don’t have an innovation problem, they have.

A Constructive Activity on a Snow Day

Michael Roberto

Another nor'easter rages today in the northeast. Weather forecasters predict 15-20 inches of snow in my region. Many people are not working today. What can and should you with your time if you have some free time? Besides shoveling the driveway, catching up on email, or taking a nap, you might consider learning something new. Researchers have demonstrated that novelty stimulates the brain.

Capturing and supporting innovation in the building industry

Innovation Excellence

Whilst the construction industry is not one that is renowned for being particularly innovative, there are in fact a number of fascinating technologies emerging in the sector. Competitions Industry Innovation Open Innovation building constructionFor instance, you’ve got the drones that track project progress to the use of augmented reality to do likewise, or even the wearable device that aims to ensure.

Building Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Feature Of The Week Innovation architecture assumptions building construction hvac macro micro solutionsI have always admired the work of great architects. The challenges they face when designing a new structure seem overwhelming at first glance. The architect must design a building that is sound from an engineering standpoint, functional for its occupants, integrated into the physical site (whether natural or within an urban area), cost-effective, able to.

How IoT is Transforming Unexpected Industries

Innovation Excellence

Consumer Innovation Industry Innovation R&D Science Technology agriculture construction ecology Internet of Things productivity TelematicsBy the late 1990’s computers became truly transformative, followed by Internet and email as conduits to a continuous flow of information that could be processed, analyzed and turned into action. Today, as digital connectivity transforms physical machines, we’re likely into the early days of a similar productivity boom.

How Haskell Uses VR to Keep Construction Sites Safe

Innovation Leader

Construction zones are often adorned with bright signs, cautioning all who enter. These job sites require that those on the premises wear hardhats, safety glasses, and the right shoes. Often, certification and training must be completed before employees can begin their work