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Early Innovation within Syska Hennessy: SHCadd

10 August, 2022 at 1:07

Innovation within Syska Hennessy Group is not new. Over the years many within our organization have felt the need to create something better, embark on the unknown, to do something that had not been done before. For example, we transitioned to AutoCAD in the late 1980s. This was a time before AutoCAD verticals such as Architectural Desktop and Buil…

Top 3 Characteristics of Great Startups

28 June, 2022 at 9:49

Syska Hennessy started Syska Innovations, our innovation and venture-capital entity, to support change in the AEC industry. We think the industry is primed for disruption and, as we mentioned in our previous blog post, we want to be a part of it. From our perspective, technology startups in AEC are a fundamental source of major change. That’s why…

Labeling Liberation: A Data Center Project Inspires a Revit Innovation

20 June, 2022 at 2:21

It should have been an easy task: I was supposed to label and tag equipment for my client’s data center using Revit. Simple, right?  Nope. Revit’s schedule system does not allow copying or pasting into multiple cells, which meant that I’d have to enter thousands of lines of information manually.…

Decarbonization Through a Boiler: Not Just Hot Air

19 May, 2022 at 4:47

By early 2019, most of our clients started asking us what we could do to lower their carbon footprint in their existing properties.  Many of these clients are Fortune 500 companies with strong environmental mandates, and they wanted to go beyond the usual steps of upgrading to LED lighting, installing variable air volume systems, or purchasing Ene…

AI and AEC: Using Predictive Analytics to Eliminate Dreaded RFIs

10 May, 2022 at 9:41

As part of our innovations program, Syska has been partnering with leaders in artificial intelligence (AI) to investigate the potential of predictive analytics in the AEC Space. Our first task was to address a pesky problem for design teams: construction requests for information (RFIs), which often lead to an enormous amount of wasted time and mone…

Calling All Start-ups in the AEC Space

14 April, 2022 at 5:29

Do you have a great idea for buildings systems engineering? Could you benefit from some strategic expert guidance from a world-class engineering firm? Are you looking for investors or a community to grow your early-stage company? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, read on.…