Construction & Engineering
18th - 19th January 2018 • HICC, Hyderabad, India
With the growing population and national development plans of countries around the world, there is an increasing emphasis on heavy infrastructure, industrial and institutional structures. While this has generated demand for construction, the construction and engineering ecosystem itself is undergoing a paradigm shift that project owners and project managers need to address.Read more
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Mega projects in the construction sector play a crucial role in shaping the economy and result in prosperity of nations. These projects represent the best advancements in engineering technology, tipping the scales in many dimensions - size, complexity, and cost. With large investment commitments, vast complexities, and long lasting impact on every level of society, such projects are also vulnerable to incredible amount of risk and massive cost overruns. The smallest of error can result in huge losses and delay in the projects. In such scenario, projects need highly accurate information and careful planning in all stages of construction. With its ability to provide accurate information, automation in building processes and seamless integration of information across all stages of construction, geospatial technology is the most critical tool and investment that these projects can make to realize these technological marvels. This session will share the vision and technology implementation behind such mega projects, and the latest advancements in geospatial technology that can power such vision.
Before even hitting the ground, project managers can properly plan with 2D/3D visualization and analysis. Geospatial platforms help in modeling scenarios and share information, considering the natural and built environments from the very first stages of planning. While CAD can create designs, it does not offer transparency, project management or analysis. Combining CAD workflow with geospatial visualization gives a holistic perspective of the surrounding environment and informing all the design decisions made by project managers.
Moving from design stage to build stage brings its own set of ‘ground’ challenges Addressing these issues through technology viz. construction grade surveying with the use of LiDAR, as-built mapping, construction scheduling and estimations, and project management will be addressed by the experts in this session. Lack of coordination during the build phase can be unsafe and fiscally costly. Geospatial information facilitates connectivity amongst various project members by using familiar maps populated with critical workflow, personnel, and asset data to orient and inform stakeholders. Geospatial technology is also emerging a great asset in field operations.
Efficient project management does not finish with the finished product. Ensuring its safety and sustainability is equally critical. Geospatial-based real-time data processing, dashboards, and mobile tools facilitate the smooth and safe operations and maintenance of facilities. Such finishing touches to the project enhance credibility of project managers. The session will also highlight post-construction operations and management of the infrastructure by owners or operators.
- Roads and highways
- Tunnels & Special Bridges
- Rail & Metros
- Buildings (Institutional/commercial structures)
- Industrial structures (Refineries, Power Plants, Manufacturing Plants)
- Ports & airports
Government & Public Sector Undertakings
Infrastructure Developers (Public/ Private)
Construction Companies/ EPC Contractors
Consultants (Environmental/ Engineering/ Project Management)
Financial Institutions and Banks
Project Executing Agencies at National and State Level
IT Solutions Providers
Academic & Research Bodies