Category Archives: big data

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 […]

Proprietary: the Dirtiest Word in Data

Should architects, engineers and contractors give it away? By this I’m not referring to pro-bono work. Companies have a proprietary right to their property. Firms own their work and have the right to give away the copyright. Possession is, after all, nine-tenths of the law. Firms have a right to make a living. But not […]

Welcome to Data Driven Design and Construction

Over the next year I will be writing a book, Data-Driven Design and Construction, to be published by John Wiley and Sons in 2015. The same folks who published my last book, BIM and Integrated Design, back in 2011. Since that book focused on information (the “I” in BIM), and this one on data, by […]