The Construction Industry is Changing. Are you ignoring the handwriting on the wall?

Both inside the industry and externally, there is an almost urgent message heralding the massive disruption already taking place in the world of design and construction. The latest entrant in the race to proclaim the end of the construction industry as we know it is none other than McKinsey & Company. Historically a management consulting … Continue reading The Construction Industry is Changing. Are you ignoring the handwriting on the wall?

New construction technique uses Robots and 3D Printing

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, a technical school in Zurich, reports on a fascinating project that several ETH Zurich professors are collaborating with some outside business interests on. It involves both robots AND 3D printing. At the DFAB HOUSE, four construction methods are for the first time being transferred from research to architectural applications. Construction work … Continue reading New construction technique uses Robots and 3D Printing

What is Agile project management, and why would I want that?

Agile (with a capital "A") project management is a set of practices for moving complex projects along as efficiently as possible, with the primary goal of meeting customer needs through continuous innovation. It is also a practice I've used on multiple occasions in a variety of contexts, and I'll be honest — there is a … Continue reading What is Agile project management, and why would I want that?

Google’s secretive drone research and development program has unintended consequences

Google X — now just "X" — is a secretive skunkworks subsidiary of Alphabet, the parent company that used to be simply known as Google. The company is famous for its "moon shot" experiments where big risks hopefully lead to big payoffs. But are the costs really worth it? Julie Bort, at Business Insider, reveals … Continue reading Google’s secretive drone research and development program has unintended consequences

TV’s Property Brothers launch new venture to explore the risky world of custom homebuilding

Property Brothers, Jonathon and Drew Scott, are jumping from the fire of the small screen into the frying pan of real estate development and custom homebuilding with their latest venture, Dream Homes by Scott Living. Lucy Cohen Blatter, of Mansion Global, has more in an exclusive interview with the brothers: Jonathan, a professional contractor, takes … Continue reading TV’s Property Brothers launch new venture to explore the risky world of custom homebuilding