Built Environment Category

Companies that collaborate will ride on rocket powered roller skates

Collaboration will drive success in your company over the next 5 years. You will have to collaborate with your competitors, with your supply chain, with Government, with NFPs and with companies and people who aren’t even on your radar. The companies that get it right will be riding on rocket powered roller skates, those that […]

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Has apathy killed the environmentalist star?

Interesting article in Grist about a new piece of research from Pew that has found that being an environmentalist is at an all time low. Which is kind of in line with other trends that we are seeing in the world. So here are some opinions from others, some thoughts of my own and some […]

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3D printing using only sunlight and no plastic

McKinsey & Co described ‘advanced materials’ as being one of the disruptive technologies happening over the next 10 years. When I wrote about ‘advanced materials‘ early this year I approached it from a materials perspective – how will materials become more advanced? But I missed the obvious – how will the way we work with […]

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Building Automation to grow 60% by 2021 – don’t miss out on your share by not seeing the bigger things

An article on Sourecable that covered a report from the US that suggests the the Building Automation Systems market (BAS) is set to grow 60% to $100.8billion by 2021. A nice pot if you can get the tricks right. The article suggests that the growth will be driven by rising energy costs and demand for […]

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Australia’s Fuel Security Risk – 3 days of hospital pharmacy and 7 days of food

I thought it might be timely to highlight the risk of our liquid fuel security, it is a “high risk, high likelihood” that we still aren’t taking seriously. Why is it timely? Asia Pacific extreme weather events. In February this year the NRMA (yep, the stalwart of liquid fuel use) produced an excellent report that […]

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Competitive Collaboration – Better Building Partnership

Thanks to Ben Thomas @BiinT for reminding me of the Competitive Collaboration that is already taking place in Sydney with the Better Building Partnership. A collaboration of the some of the largest commercial property owners in Sydney. The Better Building Partnership was was launched in the UK December 2007 with participation from British Land, Grosvenor, […]

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Competitive Collaboration Part 2 – What is competitive collaboration?

Yesterday I posted about how Competitive Collaboration would save the world, today’s post is about what is Competitive Collaboration and monday is about the how do we enable it. So what is Competitive Collaboration? Competitive Collaboration between companies is still in it’s very early infancy, maybe early pregnancy. But it has been the topic of […]

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