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Should Designers and Contractors Become Technology Companies?

December 5, 2019

Via: ENR

As technology disruption continues to accelerate in our industry, this is likely being discussed in boardrooms around the world. Design firms and construction companies absolutely should become technology companies, but becoming a tech company is much different than becoming a software company.

Technology has always disrupted engineering. Consider the shift from bumwad to computer-aided design (CAD), and from CAD to building information modeling (BIM) and geospatial information systems (GIS). The difference today is that the changes are happening faster, at a pace that upskilling and behavioral adaptation can’t maintain.

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