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January 5, 2022

ACEC Research Institute Online Roundtable to Address Role of Technology in Design Services, January 18

ACEC Research Institute Online Roundtable to Address Role of Technology in Design Services, January 18

The ACEC Research Institute will present an expert online roundtable on The Role of Technology in Engineering and Design Services on January 18, 12:30-1:30 PM (Eastern).

The roundtable is the first in a series of sessions focused on the role, value and impact of technology among engineering and design service firms.

On the panel will be Jon Gray, Principal, Rockport Analytics; Lori Hufford, Vice President, Design and Engineering, Enterprise Systems, Bentley Systems; and Steve Ross, Chief Information Officer, EXP Global. Research Institute Consultant Joseph Bates will moderate the panel.

The panelists will discuss key takeaways from research recently completed by the Research Institute designed to better understand the technological landscape in the engineering and design services industry. This includes how various technologies are being deployed and the value they provide to various firms across the industry, including:

  • Engineering Collaboration: These workflow tools include a connected firm data environment and business process automation, driving efficiency, improved communication, collaboration, and shared access.
  • 3D Modeling and BIM Automation: These tools include model design and review, digital twins, virtual reality (VR) and digital delivery, allowing project participants virtual insights, increasing buy-in, and saving time and money due to more informed decision making among all stakeholders.
  • Insight Tools: The broadest of the three categories includes tools and technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, GIS, and data analytics. These tools automate tasks that were once done manually or not at all, and many of these tools are used in combination to innovate more comprehensive solutions to complex challenges.

Click here to register.

And don’t miss the second roundtable, Implications of Emerging Technology Innovation on Firm Strategy on February 8, which will address how firms are incorporating new and anticipated innovations in technology into their core strategy.

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January 5, 2022



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