While digital transformation offers the promise of greater efficiencies and productivity, adoption has been especially challenging for the construction industry. Yet in an October 2021 survey of construction professionals conducted by Dodge Construction Network, only 15% have implemented a digital transformation strategy. What’s the disconnect?
One explanation is the complexity of the ecosystem – owners, designers, builders, insurers, etc. all have to participate in digital, voluntarily or not. A second is that fast moving projects generally get priority over IT infrastructure projects. And a third explanation is the cultural divide between the building trades and knowledge workers.