The building sector is in the midst of a digital revolution. The shift away from analog ways of thinking and organizing towards a professional digital-based approach in decision-making and operations is producing a wide range of options and opening up new possibilities. What is important now is to recognize those opportunities and seize them. For this collaborative process, in which many partners are involved, digital transformation means above all one thing: an open way of thinking in integrated structures.
That is not actually new, in fact, because teamwork and cooperative exchange have always been anchored in the building process. Yet the processes are changing—in future how we plan, build, operate, renovate, demolish and recycle buildings will change. Along with this, open communication in the project and integrated working processes are becoming more and more relevant and important. Digitalization is advancing rapidly across the building sector.
Digital planning and building processes that focus on the entire life cycle of a building are going to shape the future of the building sector. This affects not only BIM, the often quoted new digital model for planning in architectural and engineering offices, for the building site and for ongoing management.
It also extends to the vast quantity of data and information, checklists, specialist planning information, protocols and monitorings that arise in a project, and the challenge of making these data available for use. The potential of these data for the entire planning and building process, and for subsequent facility management are decisive. We must identify this information and learn to use it sensibly.
You can look forward to a host of exhibitors and a wide-ranging supporting program featuring talks about the future of the building sector:
Be inspired by the many specialist talks on digitalization in the building sector and talk to our exhibitors about how current trends are being translated into applications. Our special shows round off the program at BAU.
Adopting new ways in building means transferring building processes into a new digital future in the industry. Yet it is also true that digital tools alone do not create better architecture, but advancing automation does uphold architectural quality. They are simply tools available to architects, planners, the building trades and clients, and when used correctly they facilitate the implementation of digitalization. Book your ticket online from September 2020 and find out more about digitalization in the building sector.