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The evolution of Minecart and opportunities for leveraging BIM data

Following the trend on this blog to highlight uses of data and analytics, I thought I’d share some of the recent developments in our platform for collecting and analyzing BIM data - Minecart. For the last two years, we have been deploying Minecart as a data "aggregator" for studying underlying model quality and portfolio metrics. … Continue reading The evolution of Minecart and opportunities for leveraging BIM data

Five ways designers and builders can use business intelligence with data they already have

Business intelligence (BI) - technologies used for data analysis and reporting - has been a trending topic in our recent work. Nearly all areas of our consulting service make use of one form of BI or another and Nate's previous blog post highlights a few of these uses. Organizations are seeking insight about what they’re good … Continue reading Five ways designers and builders can use business intelligence with data they already have

Our ongoing digital transformation

Visitors of this blog know that I often discuss digital transformation by reflecting on experiences working with other businesses. As a consultant I have personally seen companies both thrive and struggle with the changes that new digital workflows, technologies, and skills are bring to the workplace. Like many of the businesses we consult with, Proving … Continue reading Our ongoing digital transformation

Changing behavior and the long road to haul

This past year, I have been giving a lecture titled “How do you eat an elephant?” Within the narrative I frame the measure of success of digital transformation as hinging on the ability to address larger, persistent challenges facing the world of building design and construction. Chief among these problems is flat productivity, increasing construction waste, and a growing skills gap.