Josh Szymanski

Josh Szymanski

Josh Szymanski, PE, LEED AP is the chief strategic officer at Owen-Ames-Kimball Co., or O-A-K. With more than 14 years of leadership experience in the commercial construction industry, Josh specializes in pre-construction delivery, funding and institutional projects. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University and a master’s in civil engineering from Purdue University. Email Josh at joshs at oakmi dot com. Follow O-A-K on Facebook and its site.


Moore's law — applied to construction

April 19, 2017
In 1965, semiconductor industry businessman Gordon Moore observed that the number of components per integrated circuit was doubling every year, expanding the tech industry’s capabilities at an exponential rate. This was later revised to a commonly held belief that transistor counts would double every two years — and they did, from 1971-2011, creating a cell phone more powerful than a vintage supercomputer. Read More

Design assist to the next level

August 31, 2015
The design assist method of procurement is one of the fastest-growing trends in the world of construction contracts today — involving your trade contractors very early on to create efficiencies (working with the owner, architect, primary contractor and engineer). Read More

How do you identify value?

July 20, 2015
I was having breakfast with a friend, and we were discussing value versus price. Read More