Danger! Technology Disrupts AEC! Urgency, and Solution

By Doug Reed | July 12, 2024 |

If you’ve been in the AEC industry for a long while, you’ve probably seen a lot of change. I was a founding member of the Engineering Change Lab-USA. In 2017 we began to analyze opportunities and threats.  We knew that no one could predict what was about to hit us. But we knew the industry…

My Conversation with Clayton Christensen on Business Metrics Mis-use

By Doug Reed | January 25, 2020 |
Clayton Christensen, PhD

I was invited to a Harvard Business Review live-streamed seminar with Clayton Christensen, PhD on June 26, 2014. I selected an excerpt about Clayton’s view that business leaders must discard short term business metrics and go back to thinking long term to innovate successfully. Thank you to the late Clayton Christensen, PhD for his world…

Leverage Disruptive Technology For Career and Business Growth

By Doug Reed | January 25, 2020 |
Disruptive Technology on bridge design

AEC firms are often slow to adopt new technology due to risk and cost. However, new technology drives new revenue streams if used to its full potential—and at enviable margins. Why is Disruptive Technology the kind that drives the most growth? Find out why Disruptive Technology and technological change is so hard for industry insiders.…

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By admin | August 27, 2019 |

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To change or not to change. How does it impact your future?

By Doug Reed | January 24, 2019 |

Do you contribute to a 401(k)? Do you have a mortgage and plan to have it paid off someday? These thoughts and actions we take or don’t take, are related as we must start now, to protect our interests later. How about your career and business interests? Do you constantly work to improve you, your team,…

Leadership Development via SWOT

By Doug Reed | July 7, 2018 |

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Society Views A/E and Environmental Industries Positively-How Do We Leverage That?

By Doug Reed | March 11, 2018 |

As a leader, how often do you ask yourself if you can do more to benefit society while keeping consistent with your firm’s mission? Is there another stream of revenue– one that is particularly meaningful– that you are leaving untapped?  If you’re unsure about how to get started, begin with your firm’s strategic plan. Michael Porter…

DB: A/E Business Viability Risk or Sustainable Practice?

By Doug Reed | December 11, 2017 |
2016 DBAssociationTranssurvey

What has the A/E industry learned after 30 years of Design-Build and CM-at-Risk infrastructure projects? The industry has learned that owners love it. And, they have learned that it has stung many A/E firms.  It is clear that the owners are the winners, not A/E firms. Must A/E firms continue to be the victim or…

Making Money Leads to Good Things

By Doug Reed | September 8, 2017 |
Doug Reed and Chuck Berry

New projects are exciting and new business is necessary for survival. If you don’t take the time to scope the project and price it right, you’ll lose more than profit. Can your firm afford to lose its good reputation, be known for providing poor service and, thus, create low staff morale? Oh, by the way,…

SWOT Your Way to Your Future

By Doug Reed | June 23, 2017 |

Growing a business in not natural for most