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.
Today, construction is seeing heavy investments in digital capabilities. From 2010 to 2017, construction technology companies garnered $10 billion in investment funding. As of July, VC investments have hit $1.05 billion for 2018. In the context of design and construction companies, this is translating into serious investment for creating and executing digital strategies. As consultants, … Continue reading Five habits that are keeping your digital strategy from working
I am pleased to be participating in this year's BIM BOP conference hosted at the University of Southern California on July 12. My lecture, title "How do you eat an elephant", will consider the digital transformations taking place in the construction industry and all the opportunities and challenges we are seeing in our present work … Continue reading How do you eat an elephant? – USC BIM BOP Lecture on July 12!
True ‘Digital Transformation’ means confronting our often entrenched institutional, cultural, and professional habits and challenging the core assumptions of how we will be working in the future. If there is one common theme to the topics on this blog, it is the digital transformation in the world of buildings. It is a topic that elicits … Continue reading 4 Tactics for Your Digital Transformation