Recently officials in the UK warned that all buildings—particularly big, commercial buildings—need to become more energy-efficient if the country is to meet its target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
It’s shaping up to be a steady-as-she-goes kind of year in U.S. building. June was a soft month for megaprojects overall, but estimates say that overall 2019 construction starts in the U.S. will stay fairly level with last year. In the meantime, some truly interesting trends are playing out in the nonresidential construction space. They reveal much not only about key industry drivers, but the world at large.
Every phase of one’s personal and professional journey is marked by pivotal people, events, and learnings. It can be a professor from school, a mentor at work, or timely circumstance. For me, back in 2005, learning about building information modeling (BIM) set me on a new career path. It became my passion. My focus began shifting from architecture towards technology.