I found this article from Olivier Lepinoy of Autodesk today on the Autodesk Construction Blog, and really enjoyed the points Olivier makes about how and why the time is now to change how we do things in AEC Construction. It may be the best 18 minutes you spend today if you are in he AEC industry and want to think ahead to transform your business, and how we build.
❌ Get ready. Forget your ordinary perceptions and beliefs, change your mindset. Pay attention, the AECO business is changing faster than you think. And it is only the beginning.
► Data, Platforms, Transformation of Business Models, Cultural Shifts, New Behaviors, Incumbents Players playing Offense...
► Not another article about what we should do, as an industry, to move forward. No buzz words, no blue sky thinking, just observations.
► As venture capitalist Marc Andreessen stated in his influential essay, “IT’S TIME TO BUILD”: “Part of the problem is clearly foresight, a failure of imagination. But the other part of the problem is what we didn’t *do* in advance, and what we are failing to do now”.
“Over the past few months, the world has been gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic. As of today, we face an unprecedented scale of socio-economical disruptions not just limited to unemployment, but also how our industry operates. Both construction office and field operations will be forever changed with the rise of remote work and new site and safety protocols. New ways of working have emerged, and we have seen how fragile our existing ecosystems are.
This global crisis offers an unprecedented and pivotal opportunity to transform how we build.”
Read the article: https://constructionblog.autodesk.com/construction-business-model-transformation/
Also consider voting for Olivier’s AU2020 Class Proposal.