Photo courtesy of UT Austin Ph.D. student Li Wang demonstrates the design coordination data capture prototype system in the Texas Advanced Computing Visualization Laboratory, at the University of Texas at Austin. It often is said that experience is the best teacher, but what happens if the teacher is absent? How will the rising generation of construction professionals apply the insight of veteran practitioners in an industry where recent economic turmoil has driven droves of them to retire?This is a problem researchers in my lab at the University of Texas at Austin have been studying, and we believe we have a
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.