Oracle calls for ‘prompt action’ to adopt construction tech
Director of industry strategy Sherief Elabd says tech to be 'inherent and integral' in future construction work
America-headquartered Oracle Construction and Engineering has called on construction companies to adopt artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, the internet of things (IoT), building information modelling, and drones to keep up with the “rapid change” under way to boost efficiencies in the global engineering industry.
Speaking at the Construction Technology Forum 2019, held at the Address Dubai Marina hotel, Oracle’s director of industry strategy, Sherief Elabd, said companies must take technology trends “seriously” and invest resources in research and development.
Elabd added that the industry needed to focus on process re-engineering and integrating within existing business cultures and markets.
He added: “AI is the big game changer in construction as everything is now revolved around improving productivity, especially labour, in a market that is more competitive than ever.
“Sustainability will become inherent and integral to any new construction work, with constant improvements in performance driven by AI and automation, as well as the use of materials that promote less energy and water consumption.”