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VIDEO: SNC-Lavalin on digital transformation in engineering

EXCLUSIVE: The engineering firm discusses the key role of data in the transformational journey of the industry

With digitalization bearing a potential to unlock around $1.6 trillion in value over the next decade, the engineering and design services as well as oil and gas industry must focus on leveraging effective solutions such as zero manning, building twin, and intelligence centres, vice president, digital and innovation, SNC-Lavalin, Wassim Ghadban, says.

Engineering and design services evolve in tandem with technology, parametric design, and automation, digital disruption director of SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins, Marc Durand, says, further stating that in order to operate projects differently, Atkins provides clients with analytics and consultancy services.

Stressing on the need for collaborative environment, Durand says that Atkins “embeds” their clients inside the project, allowing them direct access to the information, thereby enabling a participative work culture.

Data is key in the digital transformational journey of the engineering and design services industry, Ghadban concludes. 

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