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Formal project data strategies enable to avoid the cost of bad data in construction

Why and how to adopt a project data strategy in construction

Better data strategies might have saved the global construction industry $1.85 trillion (€1.58) in 2020, with less safety incidents, change orders, project delays, budget overruns, and work to redo. A 2021 Autodesk and FMI Corporation report takes a deeper...

Digital transformation in the AEC (construction) industry

The AEC industry (architecture, engineering, and construction) is often seen as rather slow in terms of digitization and digital transformation. That's definitely a generalization since larger AEC players in recent years realized true business model transformations and a few...

Industry 5.0 – the essence and reasons why it gets more attention

The term Industry 5.0 popped up several years ago as a reaction to the vision of Industry 4.0. Driven by the impact of the pandemic, the focus on topics such as sustainability and resilience, and the call to put...

Cyber-physical convergence: the state of Industry 4.0 in 2021

According to a report announced in May 2021, 34 percent of enterprises have invested in Industry 4.0 (4IR) pilot projects and evaluate returns. Yet, there is still much work, and the pandemic caused a temporary dip. An overview. A decade...

Lights-out manufacturing: the adoption of lights-out processes

The concept of lights-out automation and lights-out manufacturing or ‘dark manufacturing’ isn’t new and is closely related to more mature stages of Industry 4.0. Several drivers, including the COVID-19 pandemic, accelerate the adoption of lights-out settings, with some industries...

Smart office solutions, goals, technologies and use cases

For several years, organizations started transforming their offices into smart offices and workplaces overall into smart workplaces. Several evolutions have accelerated smart office (building and technology) demand, driven by digital transformation and changing needs of all stakeholders as the office...

US and China lead smart factory investments until 2025

IoT has become an essential component of digital transformation efforts across numerous industries with smart manufacturing remaining a top investment area even if IoT investments have been highest in the consumer segment for some years. As previously mentioned in an...

European IoT spending 2021: a $202 billion market

The outlook for IoT spending across different industries will remain mixed for the coming years and depend a lot on the place/relevance of IoT use cases in the post-pandemic stages and requirements. As per usual: whether it's IoT or Industry...

Hybrid working and the physical workplace environment

The future of work is here, and it’s predominantly about hybrid work, impacting the physical workplace environment. That’s at least the consensus for numerous types of jobs. Several messages and forecasts keep getting repeated since the pandemic started and evolved...