Sasha Reads, Vol. 4
The latest selections from Bluebeam VP Sasha Reed's bookmarks list
Bluebeam VP of Strategic Development Sasha Reed browses far and wide to keep up with the latest on technology, productivity and innovations from the world of design and construction—and beyond. Here, she periodically shares a few of her favorite recent articles from across the web.
1. Transforming an industry
Construction is facing a dilemma: evolve or die. So how do we transform the construction industry from a producer of goods to a services company? The answer may lie in the strategy being deployed at Ford by their newly appointed CEO. The New York Times Magazine takes a closer look.
2. From innovative idea to reality
At UK Construction Week in Birmingham, England, last month, I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel with Niraj Dattani from the Harrow Council. I was intrigued by how he has leveraged technology to better deliver services to the London borough of Harrow. Here’s a quick read on how he’s helping to change a city from within.
3. VR for AEC
Global engineering and construction giant AECOM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with mobile tech maker HTC to develop real-world applications for virtual reality (VR). You know the industry isn’t messing around when consolidated giants like AECOM drive innovation at this level. See what the partnership is gearing up to do.
4. ‘Tis the season
I love gift lists as much as the next lazy gift giver, but The Wall Street Journal’s list of top tech gifts for 2017 is especially noteworthy. There’s a little something for everyone on your list here, including my personal favorite, the Sonos One Smart Speaker. (Two things that go great together, Amazon Alexa and Sonos!)