Monday, December 28, 2015

Backwards Bikes Again




I'm putting together a series of short stories that help explain deficiencies / inefficiencies in the AEC industry. The story of backwards bike is one of my favorite stories for explaining why the AEC industry is inefficient. I'll flesh this issue out in the newsletter but for now here's the video.





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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Field Level Praise for Lean Construction




The Youtube video embedded / linked below contains some great comments regarding lean construction scheduling by field level personnel for the Louisville office of the USACE. If jaded USACE personnel see benefits imagine how great the results would be in your organization?


Click the link or watch the video below.




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Friday, December 18, 2015

Nano Tech Battery Breakthrough




Long term readers of the blog know what a fan I am of nanotechonolgy and especially the application of nanotech to batteries. The article linked below combines the two. It appears researchers have tripled the capacity of nano carbon capacitors by coating them with nitrogen. 

If successful such capacitors will have multiple uses.


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Monday, December 7, 2015

New Rendering Tool Enscape




A few years ago I showed my daughter a few models created with leading BIM tools and she deemed those models "lame" and advised that any scene in World of War Craft or Second Life was vastly superior to the models used in the AEC industry. 

It looks like the AEC industry may be catching up.

The article describing the new rendering tool Enscape linked below is worth a read. Written by Phil Read, a Revit guru of the first order, the article highlights to capabilities of this new tool and provides a ringing endorsement. And don't miss the video!




Interesting times.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Business Purpose of Smart Buildings




When working with an integrated team to craft an integrated agreement that guides the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of a facility, and its accompanying infrastructure, I always ask the owner to clearly define the business purpose of the facility as it relates to the owner's overall enterprise. Armed with an understanding of the business purpose of the facility, the integrated team then establishes a value proposition for the project that lists the key performance indicators (KPI) that determine the compensation package. Once the team knows what the owner values - schedule, price, quality, sustainability etc. - the team negotiates an integrated legal agreement that rewards delivery of a project that matches the owner's value proposition.

Creating a legal framework that enables an owner to procure planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance services from an integrated team that understands the value of a facility and its accompanying infrastructure to an owner is a novel task in the legal profession. Most attorneys deliver legal services in a deep dark silo with little concern as to the impact of the legal agreements drafted in that silo. At Collaborative Construction we work with the entire team to instill a new culture that favors integration over fragmentation of teams, collaborative rather than adversarial relationships and the leverage trust rather than mistrust. 

Owners that procure facilities in this manner will eventually enjoy the use of Smart Buildings. The article linked below, written by my friend and colleague Jim Sinopoli, describes the "nuts and bolts" of a Smart Building from an IT perspective. Please share the article with owners you know, as the concept of a Smart Building is not well understood at this time.


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The Uberization of Education - The All University Myth




In an earlier blog post I commented on the Uberization of Education, contending the enables individuals to tailor an education to meet specific career goals. The video below explodes the "University Education for All" myth and explains the importance of identifying a career path and developing the technical skills required to succeed in that career.


Lot's of good food for thought in the presentation. 

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