AI and productivity in Engineering and Construction – the bottom line!

AI and productivity in Engineering and Construction – the bottom line!

My previous article concerning artificial intelligence (AI) related implications for engineering and construction sparked two related topics of feedback. Firstly, concerning AI as an enabling technology: Does this looming innovation represent a great leap forward or...
What does the rise of AI mean for productivity in Engineering and Construction?

What does the rise of AI mean for productivity in Engineering and Construction?

Source: ACA, ABS The image above succinctly captures the historic productivity performance of Australia’s Engineering and Construction industry. The Construction sector in particular has performed abysmally, decreasing by a net 1% since 1990 in comparison with...
What does effective Governance mean for my business?

What does effective Governance mean for my business?

Of all the concepts that a small business needs to take on board as it grows and matures, Governance is the one that sounds most “corporate”. Especially since Governance encompasses words such as authority, accountability, direction and control. The evolution of...

Trust me, this article is about Productivity

Social media-fuelled debate thrives on immediacy and drama: “I’m OUTRAGED!” “who’s dropped the ball on that?” “Someone (obviously not me) should fix that!” “wHy haven’t they fixed it yet?” Sometimes short-term, reactive behaviour is exactly what’s needed. Pretty much...
The Why for Change in an Industry Undergoing Radical Transformation

The Why for Change in an Industry Undergoing Radical Transformation

A wide-ranging debate rages in engineering and construction, regarding the extent to which the industry must change to align more closely with contemporary business and broader societal expectations. The debate concerns a raft of challenges facing the industry, with...