Architects, engineers and construction companies of today are utilizing geospatial technologies to capture, process, integrate and craft BIM data in a digitized environment to ‘renovate the old’ and ‘construct the new’. The convergence of technology innovations, emerging business models, and a vibrant global digital ecosystem is driving digital engineering in the AEC industry, opening it to enormous possibilities and opportunities.
A research study by Zinnov highlights, the continued focus by companies on digital engineering is expected to account for 37% of the overall Engineering R&D spend by 2023. Architect firms, engineering firms and construction companies are increasing their digital spend on geospatial technologies, BIM and data-driven digital technologies to drive higher operational competencies across the construction workflow, reducing unplanned outages, and providing solutions to the significant challenges faced by the users. While BIM is being accepted as a mandate across the construction workflow; consultants and contractors are beginning to embrace digital engineering technologies in projects worldwide to deliver improved and efficient construction processes.
In the AEC industry, Digital Engineering enables the development of innovative solutions to capture geo-information from geospatial technologies. They use BIM for remodeling the 3D designs and for project management, drones and cloud for mapping, and surveillance of construction projects and virtual reality to provide a 360-degree immersive views to monitor construction progress. With these technology decisions, the industry ensures its ready for the future.