Get the Lead Out – Overcoming the Barriers in Digital Transformation

On May 13 and 14, Building Design+Construction held their third Accelerate Live event in New York City. The event brought together some exceptional speakers who showcased work on transforming their businesses and teams with digital capabilities. For my talk, I chose to challenge some underlying assumptions about digital transformation and the need for strategies that … Continue reading Get the Lead Out – Overcoming the Barriers in Digital Transformation

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

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.

Five habits that are keeping your digital strategy from working

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