The pandemic has forced many asset owners to demand better models and maintenance of their infrastructure assets, giving engineering firms an opportunity to be data curators and analysts for everything from water systems to energy grids, executive says.
Telematics, wearables, online collaboration, 3D model management tools and the ever-evolving ways contractors collect and use data took center stage in the first day of ENR's all-virtual FutureTech construction technology conference.
The premise of a digital twin has become confused in an engineering and construction world with several levels of analysis and approval. How best does a fully digital representation of what will be a physical building or infrastructure asset illuminate its construction process? Is it really as easy as seeing how an exhaust port that goes right to a vessel's main reactor might be a problem?
This webinar will address how the markets are playing out in 2020 amid the COVID-19 Crisis. Top forecasters will share their views on the market prospects for the industry at midyear, both nationally & regionally, in the midst of these unique challenges. We'll also chat with a leading industry technology strategist about how the year is playing out from a construction technology perspective.
Virtual reality, long seen as a presentation tool for marketing, is being used more for actual BIM review and commenting.Panelists will discuss how they use virtual reality systems to perform BIM walkthroughs, make notes and annotations and even generate RFIs. We will explore how collaborating with others in the same virtual space—even thousands of miles apart—can offer value to any job, pandemic or not.
Tight project control and business governance are essential for growth and prosperity. But how do you stitch together your patchwork quilt of systems and tools, maintain the integrity of the system, and drive new working practices—all while running your business in testing times? We'll discuss how to build an integrated construction application ecosystem.
Automation is critical for improved safety, increased efficiency, and easing the challenges caused by a global workforce shortage.
We'll discuss the different stages of autonomy, where the industry is now & the future of an autonomous construction site. Learn how new hardware and software solutions make it easier to enable connected workflows and manage projects remotely, with capabilities that include the wireless transfer of 3D designs and dashboards that show real-time job progress.
Construction firms trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19 were faced with shutdowns, cautious re-openings and concerns that jobsites could be virus hotspots. Reps from Peacock Construction and Arup will explain how they have found opportunity in the pandemic by repurposing a system for startup and handover of complex new facilities.
We'll discuss the best-leadership approaches to change, drawing on more than 500 case studies of construction leaders with advice about the right way to use change agents, communicate change, training, measuring adoption, and minimizing and managing change resistance. We'll also discuss practical insight for identifying and developing emerging leaders.
During the pandemic, companies had to improvise to stay connected with their teams and business development pipelines. We'll discuss that while success still comes down to focusing on people, process and tech, the lever for strategic innovation and growth through these times of disruption is now, more than ever, operational intelligence & data.
As we harness the power of data analytics to arm construction professionals with the best possible information to build a project, this group of panelists will share thoughts on how disciplined use of data analytics can drive process improvements, and what skill sets construction professionals should look to acquire in order to best leverage these new tools. By addressing people, process and technology, the panel will cover the major pillars needed to prepare construction for a data-driven future.