Thanks Sean for posting this video about your firm NBBJ on your blog Paradigm Shift. Steve McConnell, Managing Partner of NBBJ, captured many of the points that I have been writing about recently. Here are a few key points from the video:
Prefabrication of Patient Rooms... How they took the idea to the contractor and owner which ended up with a 300% increase in productivity, reduced waste, 1/3 the time and no injuries in the warehouse fabrication.
Article: Really Interesting Prefab Prototype
Firms NOT only Hiring architects... he talks about an example of a mathematician and industrial designer working together within their office to solve complex issues by "Providing the tools to innovate".
Article: What's in Your Toolbox
Article: Don't Just Represent Architecture
Wouldn't it be great to have a few modeling wizards, a math genius, an industrial designer, maybe a graphic designer and a couple programmers. Just think about how you could launch BIM further with some gifted individuals who may or may not understand architecture.
Let go and Lead... who do you serve to enable brilliance and creativity with a Collaborative and Horizontal Structure.
Benchmarking Exemplary Sustainable and Auditing... how do you track the success of your projects?
Reducing Energy in Hospitals... research and strategies led to DOE grant to scale for entire healthcare industry.