Tag Archives: construction

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 […]

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 […]