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Construction Research Notes
Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.
May 25, 2018
With trends like building information modeling (BIM), augmented reality, IoT, drones, and AI on the horizon, CIOs need to ensure they are driving business value and positioning themselves as true business partners. When compared to other industries, IT in construction lags in stakeholder satisfaction.
April 16, 2018
Construction companies need to employ a mindset to cyber security incidents that is similar to how they approach physical health and safety. An incident response plan can be the difference between a small hiccup in the workday and a massive incident that harms the business and potentially human lives.
April 9, 2018
Rapid elasticity is one of cloud computing’s essential characteristics. But shoving your homebrewed inventory management system into an AWS M4 large instance doesn’t mean it will magically scale.
December 13, 2017
Right-size your business continuity plan based (BCP) on your organization’s tolerance for downtime and data loss. This note provides industry-specific considerations to customize how you assess business impact to define appropriate RTOs and RPOs.
November 15, 2017
The implementation of new technologies on large construction projects can be perilous. Frontline resistance to new ways of doing things and a focus on “getting the job done” – ahead of the technical components and business goals of new IT implementations – can make the chances of success very slim. As this note discusses, organizational change management best practices can help improve these chances if you are able to inject them early enough in the planning stages of new technology deployments.
August 3, 2017
In the future, the construction industry will be heavily reliant on drones. It’s important for firms to anticipate the changes caused by this disruption, particularly in the asset management space.
July 17, 2017
Employees are an easy target for cybercriminals and construction-sector employees are no exception. A high number of remote employees combined with a general feeling of self-unimportance when it comes to cybersecurity means that construction employees can even be considered attractive targets. This note provides several best practices for humanizing your security awareness and training program in order to educate all employees about their role in protecting the organization against cybercrime.
May 12, 2017
This note looks at the trends and opportunities of SaaS software in building construction, and the innovative approach of using SaaS and the specific license model to change the industry.