Monthly Archives: January 2014

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 […]