"The side with the best paper trail usually wins." This is a concept that my general contractor father tried to teach me when I was younger, and one that I've learned the hard way myself through direct experience. In my work as a forensic consultant on behalf of many different parties in all manner of … Continue reading The party with the best documentation in a construction dispute typically prevails
Over at the Xpera blog, my latest article just went live on the topic of Big Data Analysis for the Construction Industry. Here is an excerpt: The key—and this is truly one of the biggest challenges our industry faces right now—is how do we extract important and valuable information from the data? One huge problem … Continue reading How can making sense of the Big Data in construction projects benefit you?
Socrates is alleged to have asked the possibly rhetorical question, "Is the unexamined life worth living?" One might ask the same question of data — Is unexamined data worth storing? Procore, purveyors of fine construction software, recently touched on the topic of the value of data analysis on their Jobsite blog. Duane Craig identifies "5 … Continue reading Procore on the Value of Big Data Analysis
Disruption is a word that is overused in Silicon Valley, and elsewhere in the tech world. The idea is that sometimes a new player comes along with an approach to doing things in such a radically different way that it disrupts the entire industry. With advancements such as building information modeling (BIM), virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR), … Continue reading How can design and construction firms survive the massive changes taking place in the industry?
Sanjoy Malik, writing for Green Biz, discusses an issue that is something most building owners, developers, operators and other stakeholders aren't too familiar with. However, for those of us with experience in improving/optimizing existing buildings, the issue can be a real deal breaker. What's the problem? Since de-regulation of the energy utilities, the data produced … Continue reading Untapping the Big Data of Energy Management through innovative business models