Geo Week 2023 and the Latest Technological Advancements in the AEC Industry
Geo Week 2023 in Denver provided a platform for industry professionals to showcase the latest technological advancements in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. The event highlighted the use of cutting-edge technologies such as AI, drones, remote sensing, digital twins, automation, and immersive reality experiences that are transforming project workflows and stakeholder collaboration in the industry.
Keynote Speakers and the Future of Geospatial Data in the Built World
The event featured keynote speakers from notable companies including Esri, Skanska, Bentley Systems, Hensel Phelps, and Dodge Data & Analytics, who shared their insights on the future of geospatial data and its impact on the built world. The opening remarks focused on the potential of the metaverse, indicating a significant shift in the industry’s approach to spatial data.
“We are at the most exciting time ever in our industry.”
– Steve Jones, Senior Director, Industry Insights Research, Dodge Data & Analytics
Steve Jones, Senior Director, Industry Insights Research, Dodge Data & Analytics, explored how technology can enhance the delivery of infrastructure projects and highlights the current fragmented state of the industry. Digital interoperability is emphasized as a crucial aspect, requiring companies to progress through various stages of a digital journey to attain it.
Over the last decade, the construction industry has experienced an impressive $7 billion influx of technology, leading to a plethora of intriguing applications, albeit accompanied by a tendency to exaggerate capabilities. Ultimately, he stressed the importance of implementing technology broadly and thoroughly to maximize its advantages.
How Ready is the AEC Industry for Digitalization? (Full Keynote)
Workshops and Live Demonstrations: Opportunities for Learning about New Tools and Methods
The workshops and live demonstrations provided attendees with opportunities to learn about new tools and methods for improving efficiency, reducing costs, and increasing safety on job sites. The AEC industry is now adopting AI, drones, digital twins, LIDAR, bathymetry sensors, and other innovative technologies to drive digitization. NeRFs (Neural Radiance Fields), VPS (Visual Positioning System), and AR (Augmented Reality) were also hot topics of discussion.
Connecting with Peers and Industry Experts: Insights into Emerging Trends and Technologies
The event also offered a unique opportunity for professionals to connect with peers, and industry experts, to gain insights into emerging trends and technologies that can transform their businesses. As such, Geo Week 2023 was an excellent platform for exploring the possibilities of emerging technologies, and we left feeling inspired to continue pushing the boundaries of drones, geospatial innovation, and advancing the industry forward.
Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation in the AEC Industry
Overall, Geo Week 2023 in Denver was a significant event that showcased the future of geospatial data and its impact on the AEC industry. With emerging technologies transforming workflows and stakeholder collaboration, professionals in the industry must continue exploring the possibilities of new tools and methods that can enhance their work and push the boundaries of innovation.