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Proving Ground

Proving Ground is an AEC consulting practice that creates data-driven building processes that increase productivity, provide certainty, and enhance the human experience. As strategic advisers, the firm works with business leaders to define strategic plans focused on innovation with data. As educators, they teach your staff new skills by facilitating classroom-style workshops in advanced technology. As project consultants, they work with teams to develop custom tools and implement streamlined workflows.
November 11, 2019 | Nathan Miller

Why are good designers, talented technology experts, and architects leaving practice? Why won’t they stay?

5 ways designers and builders can use business intelligence with data they already have
AEC Tech | March 24, 2019 | Proving Ground Steve Sanda, AIA, Digital Transformation Specialist

Tricky construction budgets, large project teams, and unique designs needing extensive coordination are all problems increasingly being handled wit...

Building Team | August 21, 2018 | Proving Ground Nathan Miller

Strategies are always created with the best of intentions for improving business, the effort involved in executing the strategy – especially ones i...

BIM and Information Technology | December 12, 2017 | Proving Ground Nathan Miller

'I believe in the potential for new technology to positively impact the quality of the built environment with immense speed and great efficiency,'...

How professional bias can sabotage industry transformation

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AEC Tech | October 06, 2017 | Proving Ground Nathan Miller

Professional bias can take the form of change-resistant thinking that can keep transformational or innovative ambitions at bay. Tech consultant Nat...

Big Data | May 24, 2017 | Proving Ground Nathan Miller

All too often, the narrative of what it takes to be ‘data-driven’ focuses on methods for collecting, synthesizing, and visualizing data.

AEC Tech | February 16, 2017 | Proving Ground Nathan Miller

There appears to be very little industry consensus as to what a ‘computational design’ position actually means in a business setting.

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Building Tech | May 09, 2016 | Proving Ground Nathan Miller

In creating a roadmap for computation, Proving Ground's Nathan Miller likes to consider investing in the right people, incorporating a range of ski...

A Python scripting lesson at the TexFab Dynamo workshop. Photo: Proving Ground

AEC Tech | April 15, 2016 | Proving Ground Nathan Miller

Even if learning to code does not personally interest you, the growing demand for having these capabilities in an architectural business cannot be...

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