Smart Construction Equipment on the rise. Digitalization, automation and big data are the top three challenges the construction industry is facing. The 2nd international VDI conference Smart Construction Equipment, held in Amsterdam on 4 and 5 December 2018, provides information on the effects and opportunities of current developments.
From connected construction equipment and artificial intelligence to building information modelling: digital technologies in the construction industry can make a significant contribution to cost transparency, efficiency and adherence to schedules. The better availability of data for all project participants ensures transparency and networking. Schedules, costs and risks can be determined more easily, earlier and more accurately. Nationwide, however, many construction projects are still analogue. The causes for this are diverse. Complicating factors are undoubtedly a great individuality of construction projects as well as the large number of contributing parties.
In addition, a lack of digital expertise in many sectors of the industry prevents the advance of digitization. Besides a uniform digital level of the construction industry, new ideas and business models are necessary to appropriately react to the constantly changing requirements of the customers. The 2nd VDI conference “Smart Construction Equipment 2018” informs about the challenges and opportunities that the increasing digitization of the industry entails and gives an overview of the possible effects on companies.
Top-Topics of the “Smart Construction Equipment” Conference are:
– The Future of Digital Construction
– What is new: Telematics, Communication & Data Management
– On-Site Safety of Smart Construction Sites
– Off-Site Construction & 3D Printing
– Automation of the Construction Site
– Visualisation & Drones in Construction
International experts from leading companies, including Hochtief ViCon, Strabag, Zeppelin, Caterpillar, Volvo Construction Equipment, Topcon, Palfinger, BuroHappold Engineering, CECE, Wacker Neuson, Google and the Fraunhofer Institute, present their latest developments, projects and best practice examples. Additionally, our keynote speaker from Google will give an out-of-the-box presentation about the democratization of Machine Learning and AI.
The conference will be held in English.
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