Digital construction trends: Latest thoughts from inside the industry


Read the latest insight on digital construction trends from experts at Clearbox, including a case study on how Kier Group achieved BIM Level 2 compliance

The repeated calls to embrace digital construction are seen on an almost daily basis. Not solely because of the Government’s BIM requirements, but also because most people believe the construction industry needs to embrace technology in order to catch up with the rest of the business world. With the revolution in Big Data, there is no reason why the construction industry can’t capitalise to make itself smarter, more able to predict, in order to streamline its capabilities and avoid unnecessary waste.

However, we are always facing challenges about the seismic shift in culture that the industry will have to make, the difficulties in picking up new processes that could slow projects down, and not to mention the expense of initial investment.

The experts at Clearbox truly believe that it will not only simplify processes for users, but also provide a constant, consistent, 360 degree view of a project and enable more efficient use of people’s time.

But how is this new world of digital construction going for you? Are your levels of work reducing as promised or are you drowning with all the additional information that you’re having to manage? Why are so many struggling to achieve the promised land of easier to manage processes, collaborative working and reduced time and costs?

A good starting point is to take a look at how people are trying to achieve it.

Existing tools are predominantly model- and file-based, and often poorly manage the collation of data to create one integrated outcome. This makes it complex to access the data, with tools that require specialists to use them. Poor interoperability between tools, even when they come from one supplier, means that everyone ends up working in silos, double handling information and with hardly any engagement from commercial teams to see the struggles and wastage that’s happening. As a result, there is less appreciation of the time and effort being wasted.

Clearbox approach things a bit differently. They have faced the challenges of managing large projects and understand the potential that well-managed data in an easy-to-use system can deliver. Read on to find out more about how Clearbox can help you.


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