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The intersection of sustainability, technology, and progressive construction delivery methods. The building industry of the future.
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What You Don't Know About Your (Big) Data Can Hurt You | ENR: Engineering News Record | McGraw-Hill Construction

What You Don't Know About Your (Big) Data Can Hurt You | ENR: Engineering News Record | McGraw-Hill Construction | Better Building | Scoop.it
How construction firms are leveraging profits with big data investments.
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ENR musings on big data--schedule-focused.

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School design can affect learning says new study

School design can affect learning says new study | Better Building | Scoop.it
Well-designed school classrooms can affect academic performance, says a new study by the University of Salford and Nightingale Associates.
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Seven key slides to include in every BIM presentation

Seven key slides to include in every BIM presentation | Better Building | Scoop.it

Bwahaaaa!  I am guilty of using many of these.  Do we need new content?


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art.20110601.BIMforFMCOAA.pdf

Great article by Peter Cholakis on the impact of BIM and innovative project delivery methods on productivity in the A/E/C industry.

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Manufacturing Moneyball: Using Big Data and Business Intelligence To Spur Operational Excellence - Forbes

Manufacturing Moneyball: Using Big Data and Business Intelligence To Spur Operational Excellence - Forbes | Better Building | Scoop.it

Applying Big Data to Manufacturing--has some lessons for the construction and facilties industry, too.  Thanks James Salman at Collaborative Construction Blog for bringing it to my attention.

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Creating a Case for Space and Engagement?

Creating a Case for Space and Engagement? | Better Building | Scoop.it

Interesting blog and comments from Mindshift (Commercial Real Estate Revolution)

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Energy efficiency: Plenty of data, many confused landlords - Fortune Management

Energy efficiency: Plenty of data, many confused landlords - Fortune Management | Better Building | Scoop.it
City governments and clean energy investors want to get the ball rolling on bringing energy efficient practices to buildings across the country, but there’s confusion over how to start.
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Building information modeling | hospital design and operation

Building information modeling | hospital design and operation | Better Building | Scoop.it

Great article on the efficiencies of BIM.

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1-2-3 Revit: BIM and FM | Cadalyst

1-2-3 Revit: BIM and FM | Cadalyst | Better Building | Scoop.it

OK, this article is ancient at this point (2006) but frames the dilemma of Facilities Management that BIM can solve as well as any that I have seen since.

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McKinsey misses the mark(et) on Big Data

McKinsey misses the mark(et) on Big Data | Better Building | Scoop.it
The consultants and analysts at McKinsey & Company are laser-sharp smart.  But they're not thinking through the implications of Big Data as much as they should.  In a recent research note, "Are...
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Can the construction industry leverage big data?  I think so.

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Why Owning Software or Data 'No Longer Makes Sense' - Forbes

Why Owning Software or Data 'No Longer Makes Sense' - Forbes | Better Building | Scoop.it
Is a subscription-based economy -- fueled by cloud computing -- now the new normal? Two industry experts participating in a recent Webcast say yes, and enterprises of all types and sizes are being drawn into this new world.
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Single project BIM Execution Plan: a good idea?

Construction projects always evolve over time. As it evolves the deliverables and personnel change. Not everything that needs to be done is known, nor the people who will do it. Yet BIM Execution Plans are structured as if all information is knowable at the beginning of a project....

 


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Knowledge As Power: How Data and Analytics Can Drive Building Efficiency

Knowledge As Power:  How Data and Analytics Can Drive Building Efficiency | Better Building | Scoop.it

Grab the link to the entire conversation summary.

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McKinsey misses the mark(et) on Big Data

McKinsey misses the mark(et) on Big Data | Better Building | Scoop.it

Intelligent response to McKinsey report on Big Data and impact on the construction industry.

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Energy Management Enters the C-Suite | Companies & Executives content from IndustryWeek

Costlier energy calls for a more strategic approach to managing energy issues.
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Sustainable Real Estate Solutions » Benchmarking – Retrofitting Existing Buildings for Compliance

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A “P3” Manifesto

Forward-thinking business leaders in New Mexico are looking at Public Private Partnerships.  This is one of the best summary articles I have seen on the "heart" of a successful P3 and its benefits.

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What Is Step One of Commercial Energy Efficiency? Benchmarking!

What Is Step One of Commercial Energy Efficiency? Benchmarking! | Better Building | Scoop.it

Digesting a deluge of data is the greatest challenge and opportunity in business today, and the energy efficiency market is no exception.  How will we use the information that will be produced by many cities' new efficiency reporting requirements?  Great article on the future of building efficiency efforts.

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First Fire, then the Wheel, and now BIM

First Fire, then the Wheel, and now BIM | Better Building | Scoop.it

Compelling manifesto on the complex interrelated role of architects, contractors, and owners in championing BIM and IPD.

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