×

Expand your 3D mind.

First Name
Last Name
Industry
Country
State
Province
Company
Company Size
We collect your personal information, business information, and geolocation and use this information to market to you, to provide sales and after-sales support to you, to provide you with the SketchUp products you have requested, and we may provide your information to an authorized reseller in your region for the same purposes. Personal data submitted using this form is subject to Send me news & tips
!
Thanks for the info!
Error - something went wrong!

Applying lessons from software design to building services engineering

January 9, 2020 Andrew Corney

Software engineering has a lot in common with building services engineering. A diverse, technical team of individuals work independently on a series of tasks that are intended to lead to an integrated product. In some cases, these technical individuals support multiple projects at the same time, have different managers and clients, and need to manage time accordingly. The individuals employed are highly technically-skilled, but their time and focus are not always well managed. 

The philosophy of project managing teams of software engineers effectively is rich with new ideas. Unlike building project management, where the focus is usually on the macro (large teams of disparate firms), project management techniques in software have focused mainly on the micro (how to make small teams of engineers highly productive).

This opinion paper explores techniques used at the micro-level in software which could potentially dramatically improve the effectiveness of engineering teams in building services.

About the Author

Andrew Corney

Andrew brings many years of engineering industry experience and Aussie wit to his role as product director at SketchUp and leads the charge on our Sefaira product.

More Content by Andrew Corney
Previous Article
Construction Management at Turner Construction: Part 1
Construction Management at Turner Construction: Part 1

Turner Construction uses SketchUp for several managerial processes. Visit the blog on Construction Manageme...

Next Article
[Season 2, Episode 5] SketchUp Talk: The digital transformation in construction
[Season 2, Episode 5] SketchUp Talk: The digital transformation in construction

Do you know the history of SketchUp? Listen in as we sit down with Roz Buick, Senior Vice President of Trim...