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Virtual reality is reshaping architectural, urban planning

Andy Thibault<br>Special to the Hartford Business Journal<p>Your office building is being renovated. The colors and lighting seem a bit off.<p>What to do?<p>Put …

How contractors use tech to attract, retain younger workers

For many in the construction sector, the way the industry does its job has got to change.<p>Construction makes up about $1 trillion worth of the U.S.' …

Australian Bricklaying Robot Could Build 30 Million New Homes Globally

Fastbrick Robotics' CTO, Mark Pivac, and CEO, Mike Pivac<p>Hadrian X will begin field testing in the second half of 2018 with its first house build – a …

This Robot Works 500% Faster Than Humans, and It Puts Thousands of Jobs at Risk

Brick by Brick<p>Meet SAM — short for Semi-Automated Mason — created by the New York based Construction Robotics. SAM is capable of laying 3,000 bricks …

Robots set to start filling Japan's labor shortage

Dive Brief:<p>Shimizu Corp. announced it is in the final stages of developing several models of autonomous robots that it plans to deploy to a high-rise …

Construction robots weld, bolt, lift to beat worker shortage

TOKYO (AP) — Robots that can weld, lift and bolt are being developed to help bridge labor shortages at Japanese construction sites, though their use will be limited to night shifts when no human workers will be nearby due to safety and regulatory concerns.<p>Major Japanese construction company Shimizu …

Learning Is a Learned Behavior. Here’s How to Get Better at It.

Many people mistakenly believe that the ability to learn is a matter of intelligence. For them, learning is an immutable trait like eye color, simply luck of the genetic draw. People are born learners, or they’re not, the thinking goes. So why bother getting better at it?<p>And that’s why many people …

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What to Do When You’re Stuck Between Your Boss and Your Boss’s Boss

It’s smart to have strong relationships with both your boss and your boss’s boss, but when there’s conflict between the two of them, you’re often in a tough spot. What’s the best way to navigate this situation? Should you align yourself with the person who has the most influence over your job and …

Autodesk Generative Design

The Future of Making Things: Generative Design

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Civil servants face axe so 30,000 apprenticeships goal can be met | Financial Times

Whitehall is planning to make more civil servants redundant to make room for trainees as it attempts to meet quotas to have 30,000 apprenticeships in …

Civil Service

White House proposes $2 billion to increase apprenticeships

WASHINGTON — Cary James spent four years getting a degree in mechanical engineering from Boston University. But after a few years of working in her …

Kentucky

Fresh Insights From Clayton Christensen On Disruptive Innovation

Following the publication in this month’s Harvard Business Review of the article “What Is Disruptive Innovation?” by Clayton Christensen, Michael Raynor and Rory McDonald, I talked with Clayton about the evolving thinking on disruptive innovation.<p><b>Steve Denning</b>: I was inspired by your call at the …

Leadership Biz Cafe Podcast #17 – Whitney Johnson On Using Disruptive Innovation To Drive Growth

When it comes to disruptive innovation, the common and natural tendency is to view it from the lens of organizational growth and evolution. But can …

Seven Essential Questions about Big Bang Disruption

Business academic Clayton M. Christensen’s provocative article in the latest issue of <i>Harvard Business Review</i> tries to turn back the clock on the concept of “disruptive innovation”–back to Christensen’s original definition of a product or service that offers poorer performance than existing goods …

The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>January 05, 2016</b><p>A Wall Street Journal and Businessweek bestseller. Named by Fast Company as one of the most influential leadership books in its Leadership Hall of Fame. An innovation classic. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen's work continues to underpin …

A Counterargument To Clayton Christensen's Definition Of True Disruption

<i>This article is by Jean-Marie Dru, chairman of TBWA\Worldwide. He is the inventor of the Disruption methodology, which was launched in 1992. He has published several books on the subject, namely</i> Disruption <i>(John Wiley & Sons, 1996),</i> Beyond Disruption <i>(John Wiley & Sons, 2002), and</i> How Disruption …

Be the Disrupter, Not the Disrupted: Here's How to Stimulate Innovation

Whether we acknowledge it or not, we live in an economy of digital disruption. Innovations happen everyday -- one of these days, it might be the next big thing that puts you out of a job. But if you're anticipating the future and trying to be pre-active to future known events, to even be the …

We Need to Expand the Definition of Disruptive Innovation

Zipcar counts as a disruptive innovation. Uber doesn’t. The latter is according to Clayton Christensen, Michael Raynor, and Rory McDonald in their recent HBR article “What is Disruptive Innovation?” The authors explain that disruption “describes a process whereby a smaller company with fewer …

What Is Disruptive Innovation?

The theory of disruptive innovation, introduced in these pages in 1995, has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Many leaders of small, entrepreneurial companies praise it as their guiding star; so do many executives at large, well-established organizations, …

How Big Data Is Changing Disruptive Innovation

Much fanfare has been paid to the term “disruptive innovation” over the past few years. Professor Clayton M. Christensen has even re-entered the fold clarifying what he means when he uses the term. Despite the many differences in application, most people agree on the following. Disruptive …

The Economic Importance Of Disruptive Innovation

An interesting little piece over in The Guardian talking about how disruptive innovation isn’t quite all that it’s cracked up to be. And also not quite agreeing with Clayton Christensen’s original definition of disruptive innovation itself. And I’m fine with that: I’m not sure that theory was quite …

BIM Risk of Doing Nothing Whitepaper

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

There are many questionnaire surveys are carrying out related to BIM, by the under graduate students who are studying the quantity surveying, …

Is BIM Booming...?

Is BIM Booming...?<p>Wondering how the adoption of BIM (building information modeling) is faring among the world’s contractors? The results of a new survey from McGraw Hill Construction show about 75 percent of contractors using BIM globally are reporting positive returns on BIM investments.<p>Even better, about half of contractors with a “very high BIM engagement” are pulling in ROI in BIM in excess of 25 percent. The survey's results are part of a new 60-page report that also found over the next …

What does BIM mean for Costs? PART 4 (David Mitchell of Mitchell Brandtman at BIM Day Out)

History of BIM

<b>The Beginning.....</b><p>A brief history of Building Information Modeling, the software that has disrupted traditional methods<p>of representation and …

Keys to Designing Your Successful Revit 101 Basic Training

Consider discussing these talking points with the Revit trainer prior to sending your staff to Revit 101 training. Define your training expectations.