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The Internet of Things: A Nightmare or Golden Opportunity for the Construction Industry?

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    Interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow as governments, companies and individuals begin to realize the potential that a data-driven world has to offer. This talk explores how the construction industry can use the data it collects via tools like BIM and sensors to feed into the wider IoT agenda and the benefits this could bring. We will discuss how we can utilise the data we collect for a variety of purposes including benchmarking and continuous improvement, while also considering how we can combine our data with data sets from other sectors to create greater insights for the industry, client, and end user. Finally, we will look at how we can manage some of the challenges of being a data-driven industry including data management and storage, pain/gain share, ethical considerations, and the need to recruit staff with different skill sets.

    Key Learnings

    • Use construction data collected via BIM to feed into the wider IOT agenda
    • Use this data to generate benefits for the client, end user, and industry
    • Combine construction data with data sets from other sectors to provide greater insights
    • Meet the challenges of becoming a data-driven industry