Photo Courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon's year-old innovation institute links engineering, design and business. Related Links: Carnegie Mellon University Integrated Innovation Institute Website CMU Integrated Innovation Institute's MSA Bypass Shuttle website Video Demonstration of MSA's Bypass Shuttle LUV Portable Water Purification Project Video Applying its own innovative thinking, Carnegie Mellon University decided last year to unite graduate programs in engineering, fine arts design and business in what it calls "an unprecedented market-focused center designed to speed the pace of innovation."As it passes its first anniversary, the Pittsburgh school's Integrated Innovation Institute offers or plans to offer degree programs
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.