What Can The Construction Industry Learn From Silicon Valley….

Silicon Valley, in the southern San Francisco Bay Area of California, is home to many start-up and global technology companies. Apple, Facebook and Google are among the most prominent.

Silicon Valley accounts for one-third of all of venture capital investment in the United States which gives you some idea of how accustomed this ‘area’ is starting or attempting something new.

There are many reasons why three of the biggest brands in the world choose to settle in this relatively small area between San Francisco and San Jose but the significant of all can be summed up in one word….


A simple definition of the word – ‘something original and more effective’

Apple, Facebook and Google all understand the importance of how your ‘environment’ and ‘culture’ impacts your potential, your performance and subsequently your level of innovation. Whether this is for the whole organisation level but also maybe more importantly at an employee level. At the end of the day…….

“Organisation innovation starts with individual innovation”

When it comes to the construction industry, innovation is always happening but compared to the pace of industries such as technology it just cannot be compared.

To accelerate and improve innovation we must learn from places like Silicon Valley where the very ‘environment’ people work in breeds creativity and new thinking for yesterday’s and today’s challenges.

Below are some of the environments in Silicon Valley for the construction industry to emulate and for construction employees to thrive in…..

Silicon Valley’s 19 Coolest Places to Work



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