Gabriele Famous

Gabriele Famous

Chief Marketing Officer at Aconex
Gabriele Famous is the Chief Marketing Officer for Aconex, the world's leading collaborative construction and engineering management software.
Gabriele Famous

Three technology trends shaping the future of design and construction in 2018

technology in constructionThe digital construction revolution is rapidly underway and will continue accelerating in 2018.

The engineering and construction (E&C) industry is embarking on a new era, with technology changing how companies design, plan, and execute projects. E&C spends $10 trillion on construction-related goods and services each year, and is “ripe for and capable of transformation.” (source)

Global E&C plans are unfolding daily, including creating new smart cities, LNG operations, national infrastructure programs, and even construction for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. According to a recent McKinsey report, adopting new technology could boost the industry’s value by an estimated $1.6 trillion, adding about 2 percent to the global economy.

So, what major E&C themes can we expect to unfold as we face the new year?

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