• 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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  • A Highly Automated Construction Industry: What are the Impacts to the Midwest?

    From Midwest Economic Policy Institute:  What if the future of the construction industry looks a lot like the decades-long change in manufacturing? Automation has increased productivity, reduced costs, and improved quality in the construction industry. But technological...

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  • 3 Kinds of Jobs That Will Thrive as Automation Advances

    From Harvard Business Review:  As technology transforms our economy, one trend is getting more and more attention: the prospect that it will increasingly automate the work that we human beings do. And it’s not just low skilled,...

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  • The Real Cost of Retraining Your Workers to Keep Up With Your Robots

    From Inc.:  In some industries, it’s a given that your workforce must include robots–to run a competitive, efficient company in, say, logistics or manufacturing, you have to automate some of your processes. Still, it’s left some employers grappling with the...

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  • Technology and the Labor Shortage: Automation Can Empower Workers

    From Construction Executive:  The U.S. Census Bureau recently released data showing that spending in the private construction market has reached $954 billion, surpassing the previous peak spending of $906 billion in 2006. While spending is on the...

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  • Fear of Job Loss to Automation May Harm Worker Health: Study

    From National Safety Council:  Worry over losing their jobs to automation may affect workers’ physical and mental health, according to a recent study from researchers at Ball State University and Villanova University. The researchers used 2012 and...

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  • Will robots make job training (and workers) obsolete?

    Workforce development in an automating labor market From The Brookings Institution: A great deal of anxiety now exists in the U.S. over the future of jobs in an era of automation. Indeed, there are widespread fears that robots...

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