Digital solutions can drive flexibility, greater productivity, and development of new business models in the construction sector. Digitalization not only improves data and information sharing, communication among different players, and monitoring, but also facilitates the implementation of methodologies for testing and surveying.
With the constant improvement of digital technologies, the construction sector has embedded the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to improve productivity and quality in building and infrastructure projects, to reduce financial losses during construction, and to provide a basis for developing future services.
When BIM is combined with other innovations such as mobile devices, 3D cameras, the ever-expanding cloud and the extension of internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects (Internet of Things, IoT), the boundaries between work phases of the built process are disappearing.
According to world economic forum digitization offers numerous opportunities to increase operational efficiency at various levels.
Digitalization in the construction world is in its infancy. While innovation is booming it still remains scattered and not really organized. Nonetheless, digital in construction will eventually generate usages and breakthroughs that we simply cannot conceive yet. Reinventing ways of working is the key to successful digital transformation.
Launching a new strategy is not really an option but a need. Taking a position soon, aligned with the accelerating market place, is essential to take advantage of the opportunities and to avoid setbacks in the long run.