JBKnowledge Intern Insight: David Gilman
It has been a very exciting and productive few weeks since my last blog. Besides my usual day to day tasks the entire US office has moved down the block to our exciting new and remodelled office. The culmination of our move-in was the ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday night. It was very well attended and everyone had a great time at the ceremony and party. Working here continues to be an amazing experience as the company moves ahead on our different products and projects. It’s also been great to have the entire US office in one space as it makes it much more convenient to collaborate with our fellow interns and employees.
Working at JBKnowledge, I have the opportunity to be exposed to cutting edge technologies in many fields. Since one of our products is in the construction industry, I’ve gotten to explore new approaches in that field in particular. One of these new approaches that is currently being theorised is 3D printing applied to construction. This interests me not just because of the exciting technology that is behind it, but because I am also curious what the effects will be on all aspects of the construction industry.
Building printing as it currently is proposed uses pressurized concrete to create a structural building in as little as a week. In the future, printers may be able to complete an entire building in a day including the plumbing and electrical wiring. A Chinese building company has already put this into practice by creating small concrete houses using 3D printing and many other research and development efforts are working on building different projects using building printing.
I have gotten the opportunity to learn about the Construction Industry from multiple people here at JBKnowledge. When I compare the current construction industry to a possible future of the industry where building printing is the norm I see a very different landscape compared to the traditional models of doing business in the construction industry now. As someone who is interested in both business and technology I am interested in what new directions the industry will take as revolutionary technologies become the norm. I believe that every time there are changes like this there will be demand for new solutions.
This approach is alive and well here at JBKnowledge as well. Our approach is to provide our clients with the best and most intuitive solutions to their problems by being at the forefront of technology in their industry.
“Once a musician has enough ability to get into a top music school, the thing that distinguishes one performer from another is how hard he or she works. That’s it. And what’s more, the people at the very top don’t work just harder or even much harder than everyone else. They work much, much harder.”
― Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success