In recent years we have seen accelerated adoption of Industrialized Construction (IC). As organizations begin their transformation journey towards IC, the role of culture, skills, technology and processes increases in importance. What stands out is the need to shift our thinking, behaviors, and process to facilitate this change. Above all, transformation cannot occur without highly skilled graduates entering the workforce. Motivated by this need, we released an open-source curriculum entitled “Industrialized Construction for the built environment lifecycle.” We explore how to use the curriculum and discuss the benefits to students, educators, and industry professionals through case studies of universities who have implemented the curriculum. This panel discussion will highlight the status of developing a roadmap where stakeholders can work together to enable graduates with knowledge of interdisciplinary skills required to embrace IC to succeed in the transformation process.
- Discuss strategies needed to incorporate skills and competencies required for education and training in IC
- Develop an implementation roadmap for IC curriculum adoption through meaningful engagement of industry and academia
- Emphasize investments by all stakeholders not just in technology but also in teams, skills, and a digital-ready workforce
- Discuss the importance of shifting from a project-based mindset to a product-based mindset