Plumbing contractor’s guide to the galaxy: predicting the future of construction

I was almost afraid to come out as a sci-fi nerd, but the program went well. At another recent technology conference, there was even a sci-fi writing contest. I guess it’s now cool to blend sci-fi and buildings. That’s a good thing, and I’ll tell you why. There are three ways we can use science fiction to help the building industry: 1.) To help us evaluate technologies. 2.) To inspire us to come up with new things. 3.) To remind us of vulnerabilities.

I have always been an avid reader of science fiction, but it’s only been in the last 15 years that I’ve been able to use my sci-fi knowledge to help predict where the building construction and maintenance industry is going.

This has allowed me to remain ahead of the curve on things like green building and technology and bring those around me along for the ride. Last year, I gave a seminar at Mechanical Contractors Association

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