Notes: Building Big Data Warehouses

Notes: Building Big Data Warehouses

This Blog Post explores the potential of Big Data Warehouses, data analytics, and the future of building Building professionals are hard at work trying to determine the best data structures and workflows to be utilized when creating and organizing building project...
Existing Authority vs Technology’s Transparency

Existing Authority vs Technology’s Transparency

This Blog Post explores the traditional competitive advantage building companies have exploited by being opaque and the current struggle/opportunity that technology brings with increased transparency. As technology gets more and more powerful, it increasingly can roll...
Prototype Initiative

Prototype Initiative

This blog introduces the BuildUSA business strategy called the “Prototype Initiative (PI).” It describes the PI’s core components, and how the PI supports the key BuildUSA services and Optimized building. In order to foster innovation in the Building Industry there...
Efficiency, Value & Cloud Based Platforms

Efficiency, Value & Cloud Based Platforms

This post explores the core efficiency proposition that cloud-based platforms offer our professional and personal lives When I started work on BuildUSA in the mid-90s (1994-1996), my focus was on how to make the building transactions more accessible and more efficient...
Old Tools Versus New Tools, Old Minds Versus New Minds

Old Tools Versus New Tools, Old Minds Versus New Minds

This post explores the core efficiency proposition that cloud-based platforms offer our professional and personal lives. When I started my professional life in 1980, we used the tools pictured below to develop architectural content and construction documents....
The Joy of Building

The Joy of Building

This post explores the joy of the building process. I have always considered myself lucky in my building career. From very early on, I’ve been able to move freely from one domain of the industry to another on any given workday: from the nitty gritty of on-site...