• Why Construction Industry Doesn’t Have to be Disrupted by Technology

    From Construction Business Owner: It’s a popular belief that disruption is good for any industry. Innovation breeds competition, which, in turn, provides smart new services, increases consumer choice and drives sector growth. However, while disruptive innovations have...

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  • The Construction Industry Needs a Robot Revolution

    From Wired:  In debates about the future of work, technology is often portrayed as the villain. One recent study calculated that 38 percent of jobs in the United States were at a “high risk” of being automated during...

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  • The Technologies That Are Revolutionizing The Construction Industry

    From Dakota Safety:  Technology is changing the world. Almost every single thing we touch on a daily basis has been influenced by technology. Our cell phones, the tiny computers we keep in our pockets, have 100,000 times...

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  • Automation and AI Will Disrupt the American Labor Force. Here’s How We Can Protect Workers.

    From Brookings:  Last month, we released research that suggests the next phases of workplace automation should be manageable for most workers, with only a quarter of the American workforce facing “high” exposure to automation technologies in the coming...

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  • Making Learning a Part of Everyday Work

    From Harvard Business Review:  As automation, AI, and new job models reconfigure the business world, lifelong learning has become accepted as an economic imperative. Eighty percent of CEOs now believe the need for new skills is their biggest business challenge....

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  • Project Lead The Way Releases New Research Around Skills Graduates Need Most for Labor Market Success

    From PLTW:  New research shows the secret to entering the workforce, staying ahead of automation, and even earning a promotion: the mastery of transportable skills that span industries and roles throughout a career. Project Lead The Way...

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  • Modular Construction and Design Demand Evolved Business Models

    From Building Forward: If you’re employed in any capacity in the building industries, you’ve likely heard about the rise of prefabricated, modular, and off-site construction. While these factory-built modules, wall panels, and components still only represent less than...

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  • Automation and AI: How Machines are Affecting People and Places

    From Brookings:  At first, technologists issued dystopian alarms about the power of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to destroy jobs. Then came a correction, with a wave of reassurances. Now, the discourse appears to be arriving at...

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  • Seven Trends That Will Shape Commercial Construction in 2019

    From ConstructionDive:  Is a trend really a trend if it repeats year after year? That’s a valid concern in the commercial construction world. For a competitive and fragmented industry that happens to be resistant to some of...

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  • How to Adjust to Automation

    From Brookings:  President Clinton’s first inaugural address contained a phrase that is as relevant today as it was then: “the urgent question of our time is whether we can make change our friend and not our enemy.” It’s...

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