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Firm seeks digital technologies in construction industry

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One of the leaders in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software has called for the adoption of digital technologies in the construction industry.

The Company made the call at a Forum themed: “The Future of Making Things” held at the Radisson Blu Hotel Lagos. The event highlighted how the disruptive power of digital technologies can enable a more profitable, resilient and agile construction industry and explained that the construction industry is a new frontier for innovation.

It also brought to the fore issues plaguing the construction industry such as rising project complexity, globalization of construction, skills shortage, and access to capital as well as how cloud-enabled technologies present an opportunity for disruption in the way we design, build and operate buildings and infrastructure.

Delivering the keynote address, on the theme ‘The Future of Making Things”, Autodesk Africa’s Country Manager, Simon Bromfield stated that advanced technology in construction may seem like an oxymoron, but the industry is a new frontier for innovation.

He said, “Contractors are pressured on many sides, operating in a market driven by money and risk. Securing a profitable place in tomorrow’s market will be linked to a contractor’s ability to innovate. We urgently need to focus on the future- the future of making things with technology.

The Managing Partner, ZDesign & Development Consulting Limited, Chike Chamberlain Ibeanu said, “The future is about collaborating in ways that previously weren’t possible. It is about having access to knowledge throughout the entire uilding information modeling (BIM) process.


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