• 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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  • 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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