“Unlike many other sectors of our economy, construction has remained largely rooted in the 20th century as leaders have resisted technological changes that have transformed the way other industries do business.”
That’s the opening line in my summary this week for ULI Chicago’s panel discussion, “Tech and Modular Construction: Disrupting the Traditional Development Process.”
The coverage marks the 10th anniversary of my writing for ULI Chicago. That encompasses over 75 panels and 150,000 words.
Each and every time, it has been a learning experience. Doing challenging work, and learning in the process, are both wonderful fringe benefits of this ongoing gig that draws on my journalistic experience covering a variety of local government bodies for the Chicago Tribune and others.