In the digital journey of construction, we are at a tipping point just like this. A lot of data that is being generated and captured is not used – some state around 95% goes unused. Around 30% of construction firms are using incompatible applications. But are these really major concerns?

Recently I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion hosted by KHL on the topic of Construction 4.0, where this question opened the conversation. The panel agreed that all successful technologies grow from a deep foundation, and construction has created an information wave that is building and gaining momentum. We believe that we are reaching a stage of critical mass where the data cascade will have meaningful influence across the industry.

Over the last five years, we have witnessed this incredible uptick and industry adoption of connectivity systems and devices and see the expanding ecosystem.

Main photo: Christian Stjernqvist

Every wave builds up over time

Slowly gathering more and more energy until it finally reaches a peak and breaks. In the digital journey of construction, we are at a tipping point just like this. A lot of data that is being generated and captured is not used – some state around 95% goes unused. Around 30% of construction firms are using incompatible applications. But are these really major concerns?

Recently I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion hosted by KHL on the topic of Construction 4.0, where this question opened the conversation. The panel agreed that all successful technologies grow from a deep foundation, and construction has created an information wave that is building and gaining momentum. We believe that we are reaching a stage of critical mass where the data cascade will have meaningful influence across the industry.