Related Links: Imagining Construction's Future The group I had joined was supposed to be considering an exciting topic: the future of construction. Wow—where to start? So many potential breakthroughs: design, materials, methods, techniques. And then there are the new building sites: the oceans, outer space—limitless possibilities in the Digital Age.Hardly anyone had ever thought of the future that actually confronted our group, indeed confronted the human race, on that fateful day. No one was considering what if, instead of the Digital Age, we found ourselves thrust back into the Stone Age or beyond.It had happened before, 65 million years ago,
The growing need to collect, store and analyze the huge volumes of data collected from infrastructure project stakeholders is generating a new growth area for construction-sector firms, IT vendors and professionals.