Justin Wright, CIO for North and Latin America at Arcadis, observes how the construction industry has been slow to adopt new technology due to risks involved. Big contractors have clients with regulations, policies, and procedures that don't always allow for new technology or innovation. Even so, Wright believes the industry will endure a major digital transformation in the next decade to help tighten schedules, budgets, and solve other problems.
Digital disruption can already be seen in the use of augmented reality, where jobsite assistance can be provided remotely, saving valuable time. Machine learning and artificial intelligence contribute to data collection and analysis, which can help make predictions on possible outcomes during a project. The technology is centered around creating a better service experience for both the company and its clients.Read More