Will 2019 be the year construction will break through its notorious, decades-long productivity doldrums? The arrival of Industry 4.0 has sparked new interest in how technology can be used to boost efficiency and reduce costs. Let’s take a look at how AEC firms are taking advantage of these new tools to shorten their timelines and shrink project costs.
We’re way past the point of buzzword with artificial intelligence in engineering and construction. It’s no longer just an idea, but a make-or-break business reality.
In construction, doing an early stage feasibility assessment is—of course—an absolutely critical first step. That’s why it’s so surprising that it’s often still such a manual, time-consuming process. Compared to how things are done in other industries, it seems of a different era.
During an early stage feasibility assessment, a builder will typically engage an architectural office to develop a few different building plan options. After that, the builder will choose one or two to develop in more detail.