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%.

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

Rocketspace

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.

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’. The post Creative Construction – Book review appeared first on Inovo. Highlights.

Destructive and Constructive Innovation

RTI Innovation Advisors

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.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

verticals, including: biotechnology, chemicals, construction, CPG, education, electronics, energy, finance, food, government, health care, insurance, law, manufacturing, media, pharmaceuticals, public sector, retail, sports, technology, and telecommunications. THE 2018 STATE OF. CROWDSOURCED.

6 Excellent Reasons to Consider Lean Construction Software

Kainexus

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 Software lean construction

Constructing the Community

IdeaHunt

Constructing the Community

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

Xinova

In a recent issue of Construction Executive, Kelly Romano addressed the challenges facing today’s construction companies. The post Construction Executive – Xinova’s Kelly Romano Addresses Challenges Facing the Industry appeared first on Xinova.

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.

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

Xinova

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

Innocentive

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!

Six Great Questions to Stimulate Critical Thinking and Constructive Debate Within Your Team

Michael Roberto

creativity decisionmaking innovation teams

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?

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. Figure 1: the six tenets of lean from the Lean Construction Institute.

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. The construction industry does not need to make the case for innovation.

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

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.

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 construction

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.

How IoT is Transforming Unexpected Industries

Innovation Excellence

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Moroccan Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Build Capability culture Innovation People & Skills Processes & Tools Profiles of Innovators construction Desert Climate engineering history Innovation Lessons technologyMorocco is a land that has mystified and enchanted travelers for ages.

The Engineering Behind Modern Superstructures

InnovationManagement

Enabling Factors collaborative innovation construction engineeringHuman talent, drive and innovation can achieve incredible feats - and what more tangible example than modern superstructures? Let’s take a look at some of the drivers behind building bigger and better buildings worldwide, from improved materials, to cross-sector collaboration and beyond.

The Many Lessons of Andy Grove

CorporateIntel

If you try to cheap your way through a poorly constructed algorithm, science will have its way with you and the result won’t be a proud moment. Constructive Confrontation Works – A lot of people who didn’t grow up in the Intel culture found it an impossible place to survive.

This guy made a fun video while renovating his garage

Idea to Value

Youtuber Hampton Rutland explains how he’s finishing a construction project with wood he reclaimed from a derelict demolished house. This video might start off looking like just another DIY project, but partway through it shows the fun and creativity that the author put into it.

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ikeGPS – How To Invest in Trends To Escape Your Core and Grow Explosively

Adam Hartung

EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) companies like Black & Veatch, Bechtel. The earliest adopters, and biggest fans of laser measuring via mobile devices weren’t in the construction business. Would you like to triple your revenue next year?

Andy Grove: Silicon Valley Legend

Michael Roberto

In the book, he discusses the importance of constructive conflict as a means of making sound decisions particularly at strategic inflection points. constructive conflict Grove IntelSource: Time magazine Andy Grove died this week. A Silicon Valley legend, Grove led Intel for many years.

The Innovative Home: Sustainable, Smart, Mainstream

Innovation Excellence

This piece looks at the future between now and 2030, and predicts that the greatest need for innovation is going to be in green and smart construction in both residential and commercial construction.

This guy just built an unbelievable instrument with 2000 marbles

Idea to Value

It’s made of over 3000 pieces, constructed out of nothing but plywood, screws, wire, marbles, pieces of instruments and LEGO (the trademark sign of any creative project).

8 Ways Kanban Board Software Changes the Game

Kainexus

These days, you’ll find them in hospitals, software firms, construction offices, schools, and more. Kanban boards are excellent visual management tools for tracking work-in-progress, identifying roadblocks, and ensuring a free-flowing value stream.

Three Behaviors that will Grow Innovative Teamwork

Innovation Excellence

Innovative teamwork depends first and foremost on the team’s ability to hold constructive conflict. That ability, in turn, depends on each team member having these 3 behaviors.

3 ways to kill a business on paper

Board of Innovation

It’s quite another to construct an airplane in real life. It is one thing to take a piece of paper, fold it into an airplane shape, hurl it across a room, and make it fly. This might seem like an obvious thing to point out, but this is often what happens when people try to. Continue reading. The post 3 ways to kill a business on paper appeared first on Board of Innovation.

What Other Industries Have Learned from Lean Manufacturing

Kainexus

Today, Lean is used in healthcare, high-technology, construction , education, services, and government. Lean manufacturing is a business methodology that is based on tools and techniques implemented at Toyota in their post-WWII efforts to improve the quality of its automobiles.

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Building a Smarter Workplace

Innovation Excellence

I had the opportunity recently to interview Dave Hopping, President of Siemens Building Technologies for the Americas about technology advancements in the areas of construction and building management and their impact for both employers and employees.

3 Reasons Children are More Creative Than Adults

Innovation Excellence

The factor that affects team productivity and creativity is the ability to conduct constructive conflict. In turn, three other factors that affect that ability, which are strong in children, and disappears when they reach adulthood and the work environment.