The $10 trillion global construction industry is facing a crisis. For many of the world’s advanced economies including Japan, Germany, U.S., South Korea, and U.K., construction productivity has been stagnant or even declining. Historically, investment in research and development by the construction industry has been very low compared to other industries. However, 2018 was an …
Geoff tracks the contribution of geospatial technology to the digitization of construction, operation and maintenance of energy, building and transportation infrastructure. For over ten years Geoff was responsible for thought leadership, evangelization, and industry messaging for the utility industry program at Autodesk. In recognition of his efforts to increase the awareness of geospatial data and technologies in utilities and construction, Geoff received the Geospatial Ambassador Award at Geospatial World Forum 2014. He has actively supported open standards and is a director of the Open Geospatial Consortium.
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In the first part of this series which ran in the Summer Issue, the latest advances in spatial technologies with important implications for industries such as construction and utilities were discussed. In this second part, recent applications of these technologies in these industries are presented. Mixed reality is beginning to be used in real-world construction …
(Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series on spatial technology.) Innovation in spatial technology is transforming some of the world’s most important economic sectors. For example, the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that the world will need to spend $57 trillion on infrastructure through 2030 to keep up with global GDP growth. To …