In Impact 2030, the 4th iteration of his industry-rattling book series, Frank Stasiowski, FAIA predicts the market, financial, technology, and demographic shifts that will upend A/E/C businesses and explains how successful professionals will adjust.
February 14, 2019 (Newton, MA) – “To be able to foresee how an entire industry and the professionals in it will thrive or perish over the next decade? Tall order,” says business management expert, author, and architect Frank Stasiowski, FAIA, “yet prognosticating the future of the design and construction industry is the single best way to prepare for, experience, and positively influence A/E/C’s future.”
Published by PSMJ Resources, the global leader in architecture, engineering, and design firm management, Impact 2030: Disruptions in the Design Industry for the Next 10 Years represents the synthesis of Stasiowski’s research into how tectonic forces at work right now will demand a radical rethinking of A/E/C business models and practices by the year 2030.
IoT, quantum computing, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, climate change, bioengineering, and increasing longevity are just a few of these forces creating new opportunities and challenges, the author claims. Assumptions that drove business strategy in the last decade will have to give way to new realities as client demands, cost constraints, population changes and more have successful designers rethinking processes.
“The concept of environmental resiliency in the face of climate change, for example, will emerge as a core competency for successful firms,” predicts Stasiowski. “From an engineering standpoint, expect to see buildings and their systems designed to be in full use, even during a natural disaster. And in coastal areas, designed to accommodate significantly higher sea levels.”
Drawing from data compiled by the World Economic Forum, McKinsey Global Institute, PwC, and leading academics and researchers, Impact 2030 carries trend lines already apparent to their inescapable, if often staggering, 10-year forecast so that A/E/C principals can get ahead of disruptions and take advantage of opportunities at just the right moment.
From the 10 emerging technologies that will change how buildings are constructed to the 4th industrial revolution connecting more and more systems to share data, from where design jobs will disappear forever to skills the most valuable candidates will bring, from emerging megatrends in infrastructure spending to radical new approaches to fees, compensation, and risk allocation, Stasiowski provides readers with a blueprint for both strategic and tactical planning.
As Founder and CEO of PSMJ Resources, Inc., Frank A. Stasiowski, FAIA is a counselor, strategist, and advisor to CEOs of the top design and construction firms in the U.S. and abroad. Stasiowski is a licensed architect with degrees from the RI School of Design and an MBA from Bryant University. He has spent the last 35 years working with design firms.
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