Creating and Sustaining Innovation

Collaborative Construction

Innovation in business revolves around creation of value. Exercises that fail to add value to an enterprise rarely qualify as innovation. In construction much of what passes for "innovation" involves nibbling at the edges of existing problems.

Top 100 Most Innovative Cities Named

Business Facilities Blog

Tokyo ranks #1 in World Innovation Cities Index ahead of London and Silicon Valley. Read: Top 100 Most Innovative Cities Named at

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U.S. Innovation Hubs: Inventing the Future

Business Facilities Blog

Seven of nine planned federally funded national manufacturing innovation institutes are getting a head start on tomorrow’s high-growth technologies. Innovation Hubs: Inventing the Future appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Innovation in Timber

Collaborative Construction

The excerpted and linked article below explores innovations in the timber industry in Australia. Authored by David Chandler, FAIB out of Sydney, Australia, the article serves as a reminder of the global nature of innovation in the built industry.

Nevada: Where Innovation Meets Logistics

Business Facilities Blog

Read: Nevada: Where Innovation Meets Logistics at Whether it’s testing unmanned aerial systems overhead or moving freight on the ground, Henderson, NV is ready to meet your 21st century business needs.

Innovation Valley: A Mecca for Energy

Business Facilities Blog

A s the home to leading research in energy at Electric Power Research Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and Y-12 National Security Complex, Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley has long been a mecca for renewable and alternative energy.

Stamford, Connecticut: Innovating Since 1641

Business Facilities Blog

Read: Stamford, Connecticut: Innovating Since 1641 at Business Clusters/Corridors Connecticut Featured Magazine Highlights Quality Of Life Retail State Focus Taxes & Incentives Workforce Development BF-Jan/Feb-2018 Business Incentives commercial development corporate expansion Employment Harbor Point Innovate Stamford Site Selection Stamford Technology

Jesus was an Innovator.

BIM & Beam

INNOVATION: The place where NEED and PASSION intersect under an umbrella of CREATIVITY It is my opinion that Jesus was the ultimate innovator. Jesus looked for ways to be innovative to best meet the needs of people. Is this not the place that innovation begins?

Defense Innovation Unit Experimental Comes To Austin

Business Facilities Blog

military while growing innovative enterprises in Texas. Read Defense Innovation Unit Experimental Comes To Austin on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

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Differentiation through innovation: Is there a better way?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Business and sales management Featured InnovationsRecently I spent some effort on explaining the challenges of properly differentiating your business.

Recognizing Innovation and the Power of Technology

John Chaney

At our Connect 2015 Users’ Conference (our 19th annual) a few weeks ago, we honored three companies as finalists for our Innovator Awards: Houston, Texas-based Pieper-Houston Electric L.P.;

Canada Superclusters Will Promote Innovation, Economic Growth

Business Facilities Blog

Canada is demonstrating a commitment to growing its economy and creating middle-class jobs for its citizens by moving forward with an Innovation Superclusters Initiative. The applicants put forward strategies to increase growth and create jobs across a wide range of innovative industries.

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Innovation Is Thriving In Arizona

Business Facilities Blog

P83 Innovation Center campus conceptual renderings. Feeding this worker pipeline is Arizona’s university system that produces in-demand graduates specializing in technology and innovation that can quickly make an impact on these growing businesses. By the BF Staff.

Will A Skilled Workers Shortage Impede Manufacturing Innovation?

Business Facilities Blog

Read: Will A Skilled Workers Shortage Impede Manufacturing Innovation? Workforce investments, not downsizing, are manufacturers' priority as plans for automation increase, according to new L.E.K. Consulting survey. at

Innovative Tree-Like Homes

Jetson Green

Innovative Solar Energy System. The architecture firm OAS1S from Holland has come up with a unique proposal for a community of small houses, which would be built to resemble trees. The dwellings would all be made from recycled wood, and would function completely off-the-grid.

Innovative Solar Energy System

Jetson Green

An Austrian company Smartflower recently unveiled a unique and innovative solar energy system, which does away with traditional roof-top mounted solar panels. Related Articles on Innovative Ways of Using Solar Panels.

Construction innovation: How we can help the industry get back in the tech race


The discussion around innovation in construction is gradually becoming more and more intense. Future of Construction construction innovation future of construction Richard Branson Virgin Startup workforce in construction

Innovation on Steroids

Collaborative Construction

It lists ten innovations offered by 10 different companies with will, if successful, revolutionize our lives. 10 Companies Chasing Innovation Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! The wired article linked below is well worth a read.

Making Construction Innovation Stick

ENR Construction

Useful tools often succeed in pilots, but firms have trouble making them stick

Business Report – North Carolina: Growing Innovation Throughout The Tarheel State

Business Facilities Blog

North Carolina doubles down on growth plans for technology and innovation, with new funding and a new university-led program, InnovateNC. Business Report – North Carolina: Growing Innovation Throughout The Tarheel State appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Innovative Vehicle Solutions Expanding In South Carolina

Business Facilities Blog

Read: Innovative Vehicle Solutions Expanding In South Carolina at Automotive Capital Investment Daily News Featured Manufacturing South Carolina Taxes & Incentives Business Incentives Coordinating Council for Economic Development of South Carolina Expansion Innovative Vehicle Solutions Ladson Site Selection South Carolina Department of CommerceThe custom commercial vehicle builder will create 108 new jobs in Charleston County, SC.

REHAU Organizes International Innovation Days

Constructor Magazine

For the first time in its 70-year company history, polymer specialist REHAU invited its employees worldwide to learn about new products, materials and processes

Innovative Furniture Solution for Small Homes

Jetson Green

Living in a shipping container, or another type of small space, can be very sustainable, but such a small home calls for innovative furniture solutions. Related Articles on Innovative Retreat Takes Advantage of Available Space.

Elon Musk’s tunnel shows the way to construction innovation


Future of Construction construction industry Elon Musk future of construction innovationIt all began when in December 2016 Elon Musk complained through his twitter account about the unbearable traffic in Los Angeles. This tweet surprised the building sector, as nobody was entirely sure what the next step would be. One month later, Musk had already started digging the first test segment.

How industry pressure points drive tech innovation

Construction Dive

Construction firms looking to improve productivity should align technology investments with business objectives and seek buy-in from field workers, according to panelists of a recent FMI Corp. webinar

Innovative Shipping Container Structures

Jetson Green

Below you will find three innovative shipping container architecture solutions that address non-living needs of the occupants. Using a shipping container for office space is perhaps not innovative in itself, but the way this architect couple chose to do it certainly is.

Movers + Shapers: Innovation Superchargers


Tech investment at the Bobcat Innovation Center

Digger Blog

Over the past 12 months, Korean manufacturer Doosan has invested more than 1m in production and testing technology at its Bobcat Innovation Center in Dobris in the Czech Republic.

BD+C's 2018 Design Innovation Report


BD+C's 2018 Design Innovation report is represented by the following people, projects, and innovations that push the boundaries of design. Click on the title or image of each story to view the full article. . Design for manufacturing.

Lower Prices Drive Innovation in Fracking

Collaborative Construction

Lower prices, which knocked a few highly firms out of the market appear to driving more effective and more creative innovation among those left standing.

Rochester, NY Lands Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Innovation Hub

Business Facilities Blog

The Research Foundation for the State University of New York (RF SUNY) will lead a new Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI) to secure U.S. Rochester, NY Lands Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Innovation Hub appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

5 Innovations Revolutionizing the Construction Jobsite

Construction Business Owner

Innovative techniques and processes for project management, new software solutions, the internet of things (IoT) and alternative materials are all making a push into mainstream construction.

Thornton-Tomasetti Builds on Innovation

ENR Construction

Structural engineer traces R&D obsession to its early roots as it anticipates big ROIs on itself and the industry

Iowa: A Cradle For Innovation

Business Facilities Blog

From cloud computing to biorenewables, Iowa has reinvented itself as a cradle for innovation. Read: Iowa: A Cradle For Innovation at Advanced Manufacturing Agriculture Biotech & Pharma Chemicals Energy Featured Iowa Renewable Energy Retail biochemicals corporate expansion Iowa Economic Development Authority Iowa State University research Sponsored Content STEM Technology

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Construction Project Team Communications Innovation

Carol Hagen

After reading “Collaborating in the New AEC World” by Al Douglas it is apparent that whether you are a subcontractor, general contractor, architect, engineer or project owner you must have a single place to effectively communicate in order to reach all project team expectations.

What Cities Have The Most Innovative Workers?

Business Facilities Blog

New research highlights cities where the largest percentage of CFOs view innovation as an employee strength. What Cities Have The Most Innovative Workers? Southwest Corporate Culture Dallas Innovation Miami Philadelphia Robert Half washington Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Richland Two Institute of Innovation


The new Richland Two Institute of Innovation is a unique educational center supporting multigenerational learning. The facility is part of the Richland School District Two in Columbia, S.C.,

Innovations in addressing homelessness


Sasaki principal Brie Hensold and planner Gretchen Keillor recently attended an Innovation Lab hosted by the National Recreation and Park Association in Los Angeles, CA

Infosys Chooses Rhode Island For Design And Innovation Hub

Business Facilities Blog

Infosys will open a new Design and Innovation Hub in Providence, RI, creating 500 jobs in the state by 2022. Infosys has made significant progress towards that commitment, and is investing in Technology and Innovation Hubs in Indianapolis, IN and Raleigh, NC.