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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.
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 19, 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.