Machine learning, algorithms, and specialized artificial intelligence (AI) are impacting the construction industry, largely in the area of design. While jobs may not be eliminated, it will change. Certain aspects of a specifier’s work, such as activities requiring minimal complex thinking, can be done better and faster by some form of AI. Removing these job functions may also be welcomed by many professionals.
When hiring, what you are trying to sell to a new employee must be valuable. Often new hires, even Gen Xers, do not know the history of bonuses, which makes attracting new talent even more difficult. The qualifications of Millennials are poised to make them highly sought-after employees in a wide variety of industries.
When building smart cities, the specifications are of paramount importance. In effect they become a form of governance for the whole project, specifying outcomes suitable not only for a building, but also as life-cycle work for the whole city as a system.