Digital changes will be disruptive for a sector of 3 million companies, mainly SMEs, that employ more than 18 million people. Low digitalization, low productivity, labour and skills shortage are well-documented facts. Through circular economy and climate change commitments, the construction sector must embrace digital in order to do more with less.
From BIM in the design phase to drones for geological surveying, from sensors in IoT to big data, from autonomous driving of construction equipment to digital CE Marking of products, technological solutions are very varied.
For this digital transformation to be successful, all actors of the supply chain must be involved and coordinate their actions. The result would be a common approach towards a European digital construction strategy. This work can become an integral part of the Smart Construction industry platform to be launched within the Digitising Industry Initiative.