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Video: The Construction Site of the Future – Thoughts on the Future of Construction

Watch the video | CEOs and high-level executives of established construction companies and start-ups explain how they imagine the construction site of the future will look like. It is expected that a part of construction works moves to pre-fabrication factories. Standardized modules will be installed afterwards on-site. A common believe is that new technologies like […]

TARGETING THE ‘SKILLS TRAP’: Emerging Portfolio Professionals

Professional Institutions tend to reflect the industry roles of the early nineteenth century when they were established: Builder, Architect, Engineer. It is not enough to hold one of these roles: the modern construction professional must be multidimensional; engaged, diverse, adaptive, always learning. A Portfolio Professional. How do we find the best consultant to develop a […]

Video: Thoughts on the Future of Construction by Johnny Clemmons (Chief Engineer SAP)

Watch the video | SAP’s Global Industry Director and Chief Engineer, Johnny Clemmons, explains his thoughts on the future of construction. He thinks the next big thing will be an integrated facility lifecycle management concept including 3D BIM to seamlessly transition data from design through construction to the facility operation and maintenance phase. He expects […]

Video: The Role of Humans – Thoughts on the Future of Construction

Watch the video | CEOs and high-level executives of established construction companies and start-ups explain what they expect will be the role of humans in the future of construction. It is expected that automation and robotics replace many of the current jobs. However, there will be new roles for humans in the engineering & construction […]

Video: Thoughts on the Future of Construction by Adam Cohen (CEO SKUR)

Watch the video | SKUR’s CEO, Adam Cohen, explains his thoughts on the future of construction. He thinks the next big thing will be big analytics. He expects more pre-fabrication and more on-site design and automation. The industry will remain labor intensive but with new roles for the workers. The largest hurdles he sees in […]

Fit for purpose – Big data reveals the construction knowledge gap

Big data exposes a widening construction knowledge gap Analysis of 6 million pieces of data has revealed that the knowledge framework underpinning the construction industry is no longer fit for purpose. Practitioners do not have easy access to critical knowledge, and so it is inevitable that mistakes will be made. Designing Buildings Wiki, the construction […]

Video: The Largest Hurdles in the Industry – Thoughts on the Future of Construction

Watch the video | CEOs and high-level executives of established construction companies and start-ups explain what they expect will be the largest hurdles in the future of the engineering and construction industry. In their eyes there are several hurdles which makes the crucial adoption of innovative technologies in this still very traditional industry more difficult. […]

Video: Thoughts on the Future of Construction by David Wilson (Chief Innovation Officer at Bechtel)

Watch the video | Bechtel’s Chief Innovation Officer, David Wilson, explains his thoughts on the future of construction. The full digitalization of the industry will be the next big thing. Construction job-sites will look more like manufacturing plants with lean processes and robotics. The role of humans will be to orchestrate the robotic symphony. However, […]

Video: Thoughts on the Future of Construction – The Next Big Thing

Watch the video | CEOs and high-level executives of established construction companies and start-ups explain what they expect will be the next big things in the engineering and construction industry. The range of expectations reaches from full digitalization, cloud computing and big data analytics to the deployment of innovative technologies like drones, robots and 3D […]

Innovation Cases

Case Studies about state-of-the-art implementation of innovation and start ups/pilot projects to showcase innovative approaches in a slow-moving industry and derive lessons for the entire E&C industry to foster adoption of new tools and technologies, processes, organizations and business models.

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