Jim Kissane

About Jim Kissane

Jim Kissane is a retired construction industry veteran, having served the design/construction industry for more than three decades. He writes regularly for Constructech magazine on the topic of technology in construction.

Have We Learned from the Cheshire Cat?

Early in my career I helped develop tech for VTC (vehicular traffic control). The tech we built was the result of queuing models created using GPSS (general purpose simulation system) and later Q-GERT (queueing-graphical evaluation and review technique).

By |2016-03-07T21:09:38+00:002/15/2016|

Facing Difficult Choices, A New Media

An old story, “The Merchant’s Daughter” tells the tale of a merchant in 1352 in Glynval, England who was successful and wealthy, but when times grew difficult and labor shortages were commonplace, the family was forced to do the work they had always hired others to do.

By |2016-10-26T08:22:44+00:001/18/2016|

Are You a Digital Hoarder?

Once upon a time we had no document-management problems. OK, so it was a very long time ago. Back then there were two historical eras: BC (before computers) and AD (after data).

By |2016-10-26T08:24:04+00:007/2/2015|

Are You Creating Your Own Labor Shortage?

It’s not uncommon today to hear that there are more open employment opportunities within our companies than qualified candidates. I hear this from contractors large and small, and about positions they need filled from craftsperson and supervision to office and management.

By |2016-10-26T08:25:06+00:003/9/2015|