This new study is the first in a two-part series that benchmarks digital capabilities in civil construction. This report takes a deep dive into the use and benefits of two foundational tools—model-based technologies and field and project management tools. It looks at the critical drivers to increase their use to improve project outcomes and provide business benefits for contractors using them.
Listen to Dodge’s Ben Johnson and Donna Laquidara-Carr discuss the emerging technologies shaping risk management in construction. Below is a transcript of this construction podcast. Ben Johnson:Hello and welcome to this episode of a podcast that builds. I’m your host Ben Johnson, and on today’s show we’ll be discussing the use of technology to help manage construction risks. The data we’ll be using in today’s show came from a new SmartMarket Insight called Using Technology to Improve Risk Management in… Read More »Is Technology Reducing Construction Risks? | Construction Podcast
Use of offsite construction, including prefabrication and modular construction, has been growing in the construction industry, and research from Dodge Data & Analytics suggests that its expansion could fundamentally change the way products and services are delivered in the industry. Join us for this exclusive presentation for building product manufacturers and distributors – hosted by Donna Laquidara-Carr, Industry Insights Research Director at Dodge Data & Analytics. This webinar will examine the persistent issues in the industry that are driving engagement… Read More »Are You Ready for the Rise of Offsite Construction?
Our physical world is a rich three-dimensional experience. While architectural and engineering design tools have been dramatically advancing to more effectively engage with 3D, geospatial (GIS) information has also been evolving from 2D maps into detailed surface, subsurface and land-use datasets and visualizations. Now these exciting advancements are joining forces to provide fully informed 3D contextual environments. Esri and Autodesk have partnered with Dodge Data & Analytics on research to understand exactly how the design and construction industry is currently… Read More »The Business Value of GIS for Design and Construction
The Civil Quarterly (TCQ) features original research collected quarterly from civil contractors and engineers. The research provides a snapshot of the current business health of contractors operating in the dynamic civil sector, and each issue also offers insights into some of the many trends that are transforming the sector through research, interviews and feature articles. This quarter’s issue features: The latest on civil contractors’ business conditions, including their confidence in the market and workforce challenges. Data on how prepared contractors… Read More »The Civil Quarterly 2021 Issue 1
Written on March 11, 2021 While use of remote inspection technology is still emerging in civil construction, studies show it delivers considerable value. One such study, conducted by the University of Kentucky Transportation Center with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), tracked three e-construction technologies to collect data normally gathered by inspectors—e-ticketing, paver mounted thermal profilers and intelligent compaction. The outcome: e-ticketing delivered immediate benefits and, with improvements, the other two technologies can provide value to the inspection process. About the… Read More »Can Civil Construction Benefit from Using Remote Inspection Technology?
Written by Dodge Data & Analytics on April 21, 2021 In a reversal of the infrastructure sector’s initial general hesitance to switch from two-dimensional drawings to BIM, the last couple of years have seen a growing client appetite for taking BIM to the next level through data- and analytics-driven digital twins, according to Cory Dippold, a vice president in Mott MacDonald’s New York office who heads the company’s new Digital Twin solutions group in North America. “We’re pushing against an… Read More »The Drive Toward Digital Twin Technology Use in Civil Construction
As a civilization, we are most definitely in the age of data. For the construction industry, with its many unique projects and data flows from hundreds of sources, mastery of large-scale data collection and analytics still eludes many. Nonetheless, it is a task worth undertaking in order to exert more effective control, be more predictive, and produce best outcomes for everyone involved. But this is a challenging task. There is so much project data available that patterns are often lost… Read More »The Age of Data in Construction
Prefabrication and modular construction are poised to transform several sectors of the construction industry. This SmartMarket Report examines the frequency of use of these methods, the benefits of using them and the drivers and obstacles for wider use of them in the future. Key findings include: Prefabricated multi-trade assemblies, which involve the work of several trades combined together (such as a corridor rack in a hospital) will be used by 58% of those doing prefabrication in general—up from the 33%… Read More »Prefabrication and Modular Construction 2020