Large-scale engineering and construction projects are complex and enormous, and they often involve experts from around the world. Simple tools like email and spreadsheets are no longer sufficient to track massive projects – often causing rework and delays – and switching between email and other programs can reduce employee efficiency by 15%. Moreover, the pandemic underscored the challenge of collaboration across time zones and geographies. Virtual operations can reduce employees’ clarity about roles and responsibilities, making complex projects more challenging to execute.
Electrification and mechanization of the construction processes once simplified the work and eased the burden of labour on workers. And today, digitization is primed to make the work safer, more efficient and productive. The progression is from hard to easy, easy to smart, and smart to safe.