The Data on Data Driven Design and Construction

I thought I’d provide an update on Data Driven Design and Construction to be published by John Wiley & Sons and hope this answers your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). When will the book finally be published? For the publication of Data Driven Design and Construction: 25 Strategies for Capturing, Analyzing and Applying Building Data, we’re looking at Fall […]

For AEC it’s Automate or be Automated

By Randy Deutsch AIA LEED AP Tom Preston-Werner, co-founder of Github, believes there will only be two types of jobs in the future: people who code computers, and people who get bossed around by computers. “In the future there’s potentially two types of jobs: where you tell a machine what to do, programming a computer, […]

The 7 Convergences in Contemporary Practice

Randy Deutsch AIA LEED AP Last summer over early morning coffee in Cambridge, Phil Bernstein – who the past couple summers has joined me on the second day – asked me what I covered on the first day of my two-day Harvard GSD BIM leadership seminar. So I gave him the run down. BIM as […]

Toward an Open-Source Database of Accumulated AEC Knowledge

Vishal Porwal, in a thoughtful response to a question I posed in my initial post How do we, as a discipline, capitalize on data and metadata to drive innovation in architecture and construction, just as other disciplines and industries have? wrote: Evidence based design is one of the leading fields of research that will eventually […]

Construction’s Big Data Problem

It is clear from reading McKinsey Global Institute’s (MGI) report, Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity, that big data is now recognized as an important factor of production, alongside labor and capital. But what about productivity? Most by now recognize that leaders in every sector will have to grapple with the […]

A Single Source for High-Performance Building Data

I wanted to call this post “Telling AEC Truths with Statistics” because of this quote: It’s easy to lie with statistics, but it’s hard to tell the truth without them. – Andrejs Dunkels Imagine a site you could visit to gather stats, numbers, figures – evidence – to support your design and construction decisions. In […]