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Candy Crush – time sucking vampires

  Sat on the train on the way in this morning and again saw a “crusher” commit 10 minutes of her life to candy crush, like me she wasn’t under 20. Electronic games used to be the realm of teenagers but now thanks to smart phones and tablets they seem to be sucking time from […]

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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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Dangers of the automation of knowledge in design – BIM, Google and Call Centres

At a recent leadership forum in the UK the question of what our clients would expect of us in 5 years time came up, we were asked to provide our answers on sticky notes and put them up on the wall. One of my answers was that in the future our clients would want ‘humans […]

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Sunday Morning Disruptive Technology – The Ecological Model

I’ve posted about the new model – the shift from ‘More’ to ‘Better’ a few times now, the need to move away from the green model to the ecological model. I presented my thoughts on it’s impact on the property industry at a recent seminar, you can view it here I start talking at about […]

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Sunday Morning Disruptive Tech – UNSW use old tires boost steel making efficiency

Another Sydney originated idea, again from University of New South Wales. This time it is reusing old tires to inject them in the production of steel. Awesome. Sydney engineer Veena Sahajwalla won the $30,000 top prize at The Australian Innovation Challenge awards in Sydney for this polymer injection revolution. The technology¬†– which was developed at […]

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Beautiful photos of abandoned America – loads of natural capital value

I found these amazing photos by Matthew Christopher on a Fast Company Co-Exist article. The article points out that the abandonment of some of these places has happened over the years as developed countries chased the cheaper alternative of being able to manufacturer stuff in developing countries for a fraction of the price. They are […]

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The future of construction, lessons from SpaceX

As part of my McKinsey 12 Disruptors impacts on the property industry I wrote about the impact of advanced materials, robotic construction and 3D printing. Fanciful school boy dreams maybe but in an industry that has a lot more money than construction some of these ‘Tony Stark’ dreams are coming true. Image from treehugger.com Elon […]

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