Peggy talks with author of The Leader Habit and CEO of Pinsight, Martin Lanik, who says he chose the word habit because most of our daily behavior is influenced by habit. He asks: What if leadership was a habit and how can you develop positive habits as a leader?
With the advent of the IoT (Internet of Things), buildings, bridges, and other structures routinely have embedded sensors included at project inception, within the structure and the surrounding site. Also, sensors are being applied to existing structures as well.
Peggy chats with Kristina Swallow, president, American Society of Civil Engineers, about our nation’s infrastructure and its grade of a D+. Swallow explains that the ASCE sees three solutions that can help solve this: investment, leadership, and planning for the future.
Roughly 82% of firms say it will either become harder or remain difficult to recruit and hire qualified workers in 2018. This is because of a culture shift that has been happening for more than 30 years.
Many countries across the globe are looking at how to invest in infrastructure, rebuilding technologically advanced cities, with smarter homes, schools, hospitals, energy, and more. Construction professionals are tasked with building—and ultimately maintaining—the infrastructure.
For those of you who follow this blog closely, you know that I have been covering what it takes to enable a smart, connected construction jobsite. In the past four weeks, I have dove into workers, materials, construction equipment, and tools. Today, I am going to wrap the series up, giving my perspective on what works, what doesn’t, and what is needed going forward.
There has been a lot of talk lately about smart, connected jobsites—which encompasses everything from tools, to equipment, to workers, and even materials. For the next few weeks, I want to focus on a few of these areas to identify the best way to help connect the jobsite. First up, workers.