Image Courtest Intel Corp. Intel's 'Tomorrow Project,' which anthologizes its discussions about the future, inspired ENR to use science fiction to imagine the future of construction. Related Links: Imagining Construction's Future: Science Fiction Writing Contest The Tomorrow Project: Conversations About the Future The idea for our theme issue, "Imagining Construction's Future," was born in July 2012 when Intel futurist Brian David Johnson gave a keynote at ENR FutureTech. Working to help Intel's engineers design cutting-edge processors by predicting the consumer needs of the future, Johnson calls what he does "future-casting." To envision the computers and chips that humans will need,
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.