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Three Tips for Convincing Reluctant Employees to Embrace New Technology

Three Tips for Convincing Reluctant Employees to Embrace New Technology

The leaders of a large healthcare system had a challenge ahead of them. They had adopted an ambitious new strategy of expanding into several communities, but the department that would be overseeing that expansion hadn’t updated its business processes in a very long time. 

One of the biggest challenges was simply how to manage the scale of the planned expansion. With the new plans in place, the department’s typical annual budget had increased tenfold, so overrun risks had suddenly become much higher. 

The Smart New Technology That’s Saving Builders 15 Percent on Design Costs

The Smart New Technology That’s Saving Builders 15 Percent on Design Costs

In construction, doing an early stage feasibility assessment is—of course—an absolutely critical first step. That’s why it’s so surprising that it’s often still such a manual, time-consuming process. Compared to how things are done in other industries, it seems of a different era. 

During an early stage feasibility assessment, a builder will typically engage an architectural office to develop a few different building plan options. After that, the builder will choose one or two to develop in more detail. 

Machine Learning in Construction: How Clustering Data Can Improve Processes (part 2 of 2)

Machine Learning in Construction: How Clustering Data Can Improve Processes (part 2 of 2)

In the previous article we gave you an introduction to machine learning in construction, and we mentioned that machine learning can be broken into two broad categories: supervised learning and unsupervised learning. While supervised learning has an output or response variable that analysts are focused on (for example, a cost performance metric), unsupervised learning relies on having no response variable – the objective is to simply explore the data available.