Digital transformation led by construction project owners

By Andy Brown17 February 2022

Over half (54%) of construction project owners have either integrated software solutions or are using a single, connected construction management solution, more than contractors, designers and engineers, according to a report released by Trimble and Dodge Construction Network.

The report reveals the degree to which owners have already embraced digital workflows for multiple design and construction processes. It suggests that owners’ influence will drive greater use of these tools across the industry.

An owner’s design and construction process requires data to be shared across the project lifecycle with internal stakeholders, numerous external project teams, and supply chain participants

The report also showed that 66% of owners using digital workflows report that they frequently result in better-informed decision-making on their projects but less than half (45%) report that they are satisfied with their connectivity with those external companies.

“The study shows that owners are already strong adopters of digital methods within their own organisations,” said Greg Blackman, vice president of Trimble’s Project and Program Management Division.

“In turn, they recognise the need for increased transparency and faster information delivery by their construction partners, such as contractors, engineers and architects.

“With the expectation of increased activity driven by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, digital workflows and connected teams will be crucial in meeting ambitious project goals.”

To access the full report please click here

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