The construction industry is experiencing an extraordinary rate of digital transformation. Digital technologies have rapidly transformed construction sites. Construction professionals can now have real-time intelligence about quality and quantity of progress derived from information captured by sensors, such as cameras and laser scanners, as compared to the 3D model of the intended result. We are eliminating waste in the field by ensuring that each crew has exactly the right information, materials and equipment required for the task on a lean, just-in-time basis.

This digital transformation has enabled a renewed focus in the industry on what’s most important – high quality work, safely done. Due in part to these technologies, we are becoming better professionals, bringing more value to our customers: “on time and within budget” is table stakes. This new focus on quality and safety, though, doesn’t come alone. One of the main benefits that comes with it is improved productivity. When crews can first understand design in the office and bring them to life in construction in the field, we see productivity go up. No more repeated back and forth between the plans and what is actually taking place on site. With digital designs that can be referenced right there on site, crews experience productivity gains and stay on track and budget. At scale, this productivity leads to incredible gains – according to the World Economic Forum report Shaping the Future of Construction – A Landscape in Transformation: An Introduction, a 1 percent decrease in global construction costs would save society $100 billion globally.

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