A study has found that digital design needs to be supported with strong management processes. Otherwise, unintended and negative consequences could arise.
Is being creative in a construction project the prerogative of the architect? Are engineers expected or even allowed to be creative?
KA Connect 2012 is a knowledge and information management conference for the AEC industry. The focus this year was on three intersecting trends driving the future of practice – research, marketing, and technology. There are many interesting presentation recordings available at KA Connect’s website. I picked this one with Nicholas Holt, Technical Director at Skidmore, Owings…
I while ago I had a chat with Per Kristiansen of Trivium. Per provides facilitator training for LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®. You may have used LEGOs in your childhood to build houses, castles, and towers. But would you ask a grown-up management team, or a team of employees, to present the future of their company with LEGOs?
If you are interested to learn how Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) create business value I recommend the Innovation in the AEC Industry Webinar.
I had the pleasure of doing an interview with Paul Wilkinson, founder of pwcom.co.uk Ltd, a specialist PR, marketing and construction technology consultancy.
The spring 2012 seminar by the Finnish Association of Consulting Firms (SKOL) was entitled “Innovation and know-how as success factors of the future”. One of the five presenters was Marco Steinberg, Architect and Director of Strategic Design of the Finnish innovation fund SITRA. He talked about the evolving role of innovation in design.
In the early 1990s I was working at an architectural design company, one of the biggest in Finland. The recession that started in Finland in 1990 hit the construction industry hard. In 1994 the unemployment rate in the industry was a staggering 36.7 percent. Our company was forced to lay off staff, and we desperately…
If your company does management consulting as a part of your offering, or if you are an internal consultant, check out my e-book The Management Consulting Blueprint.
Springwise (www.springwise.com), a London-based independent innovation firm, scans the globe for the most promising new business ideas with the help of over 15,000 global “Springspotters”. The ideas are compiled and assessed by an editorial team, and the best examples are published to provide entrepreneurial inspiration to readers around the world.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Jenn Kennedy, the author of Success by Design – Revealing Profiles of California Architects. The video contains a slideshow of photos and quotes from the book.
In the world, two billion people will be 60 years’ old, or older, by 2050, more than triple the number in 2000, according to the World Health Organization. This will be a huge challenge in Western countries, but also a new business opportunity for AEC companies. Here are some ideas for how to start exploiting the…