To satisfy the expanding expectations, solve the dilution of talent and experience, catch up to the ever-accelerating pace of business and to also be prepared for a growing construction demand, we need more than incremental improvements. How we perform design and pre-construction services is what the industry needs to not just improve but really disrupt.
We must find solutions that maximize the efficient use of our pre-construction talent's time and intellect and automate the busy work. We must rid ourselves of redundant work efforts. We must converge all stakeholders' virtual work environments into commonly shared and accessed ecosystems to draw from a single source of truth.
The solution to these trends is to maximize the use of technology and artificial intelligence to free up the human talent that we have so they can spend more time planning, implementing sounder strategies, brainstorm value-added alternatives, anticipate and eliminate project risks, and fostering teamwork and collaboration to generate the best of the best ideas. All of this massive power and potential can be unlocked if we let the computer do the time-consuming busy work, and harness the data to accelerate decision making and process efficiency. We must augment our teams with advantages such as technology, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to become faster, more efficient, more precise, and yes — more profitable.
For the builder community to have a true impact on the success of a project that will be expected of them, we can no longer rely on estimating the way we had yesterday and even today. We must counter the previous decades' aversion to the early adoption of new ways and change.
We very quickly need to adapt for tomorrow and keep adapting for tomorrow's tomorrow.Source