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Prepare your students with skills and resources for the next-gen construction industry.
To close the gap between construction productivity, skilled labor shortage, and ensuring the next generation of construction students have a path forward, RICS and Autodesk researched the role that industrialized construction and digital technologies will play in changing the future of construction work. With 20+ interviews conducted with leaders from industry and academia across the US and UK, key findings suggest a shift in mindset to drive change across the industry by adopting design-to-make production processes alongside digital technologies to bring much-needed certainty of cost, schedule, and scope to the AEC industries—achieving sustainability, while addressing worker safety.
Industrialized Construction in Academia
This complementary report is for all educators seeking ways to teach students about the ever-evolving changes and opportunities in the construction industry. In the report, you can learn about how academia is exposing students to advanced construction technology with added examples of innovative dialogue and leverage inside content to fuel classroom discussions.
Watch as construction industry researcher, Lauren Vasey discusses the future of construction, architecture, and the many opportunities that the industry is facing for improvements in environmental sustainability
Civil engineering student Jacqueline Rohrmann, a Masters student in Computational Engineering and Sustainable Development, spoke with us about the current and future states of the construction industry.
What is an example of technology's influence on construction?
Windover Sheds 3 Months Off Project Schedule with Modular Construction
Dedicated to the core purpose of building great things with great people, Windover creates state-of-the-art commercial and institutional spaces, urban multi-family communities, and select custom homes. Windover works with clients throughout New England to provide construction management, design-build, project development, and virtual design and construction services. As a 100% employee-owned firm, Windover is differentiated by its people and focused on providing exceptional experiences for clients and all team partners from project inception to completion.
Amr Raafat, Vice President of VDC and Technology at Windover Construction shares Windover’s technology-forward approach that has transformed and reinvigorated conventional construction management processes. “Technology by itself is powerful, but when you combine data from disparate sources together – like drone mapping, laser scanning, and BIM coordination – you get powerful insights,” says Raafat.