We're laying the foundation of the future. Not only for how we'll soon live, work and travel, but also for how our society will look. The society of the future will be shaped by the builders of today.
Digitisation expedites our collaborations and chain integration. Real-time insight into a building's residual value, as each building has a digital twin. Aerial photographs and videos of the construction site taken by drones ensure safe working conditions. Via the HoloLens, gain insight into the construction progress and see how the building will look. We can rapidly change course given our ability to upload digital modifications directly via the cloud and share them with the parties involved in the project. Up-to-date information because suppliers upload information about the construction products into the BIM model.
Digitisation does not belong to a distant future, we're already working with it. For instance, we already collaborate via smartphones (we send photos of residual points), WhatsApp (consult with colleagues), Sharepoint and more. Various software solutions partially communicate with each other. We are collaborating more and more through the platform idea; data is collected centrally and shared with the parties involved. Linking apps to the platform enables mobile work for users. This way, each user only has the information that he/she needs. Digitisation gives the user a key role.
Construction project preparations are also changing. We currently use 3D models, but gradually we'll begin using 4D models for which we will directly have the necessary components. And, yet a step further, eventually we'll have 5D models in which we map out the work process and the people required.
In short, digitisation is already interwoven into our daily activities and, increasingly, the construction company of the future more closely resembles a software company. New developments in the construction industry place high demands on people. They require a different way of collaborating, thinking and doing. Is your organisation ready for these changes?