New Business Models for Industrialized Construction

On the AEC Business Podcast, Aarni Heiskanen interviews Daniel Hall, Jerker Lessing, and Jennifer Whyte on industry 4.0 and how it enables new industrialized construction business models.

Daniel, Jerker, and Jennifer are co-writers of the article titled New Business Models for Industrialized Construction for a new Springer book  Industry 4.0 for the Built Environment. There’s also a journal paper, Mirror-breaking strategies to enable digital manufacturing in Silicon Valley construction firms: a comparative case study, available from the same authors.

Our discussion topics include

  • What is Industry 4.0 and what opportunities it creates for construction
  • How industrialized construction is becoming more than just prefabrication
  • How traditional construction is evolving
  • What are the three new industrialized construction business models
  • What is the value that startups provide and how their funding could be changed

“Industry 4.0 for the Built Environment”, is the new Springer book, edited by Marzia Bolpagni, Rui Gavina, and Diogo Rodrigo Ribeiro.

About the guests

Daniel Hall

Daniel Hall

Daniel Hall is an Assistant Professor of Innovative and Industrial Construction at ETH Zurich. The theme of his research is to enhance governance, industrialization, circularity, and innovation in the construction industry through a transformation from fragmented project delivery methods to new organizational and informational models that integrate the complex supply chain. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (2017) in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) from Stanford University.
Jerker Lessing

Jerker Lessing

Jerker Lessing is a Director Research and Development at BoKlok. Since 2004 he has concurrently conducted research at Lund University. He is frequently engaged as a lecturer in both academia and industry, in Sweden and internationally, co-authored several books about industrialized construction, and is also an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University. His research is aimed at strategic development for platform-oriented and industrialized construction companies.
Jennifer Whyte

Jennifer Whyte

Professor Jennifer Whyte is Director of John Grill Institute for Project Leadership and Head of School of Project Management at University of Sydney. She is also a Professor of Systems Integration at Imperial College London, working closely with colleagues as part of the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation.

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