The Construction industry extends far beyond building companies and materials providers. It embraces numerous stakeholders involved all along the lifecycle of a building or an infrastructure, from initial design to final recycling and new life of materials, through building operations, exploitation and maintenance.
The sector is impacted by several technological transformations, which disrupt the operational models and question existing stakeholders’ positions.
For example, BIM enablers (Building Information Modelling) offer collaborative platforms to the various construction expertise by centralizing buildings structured data. New entrants gain notoriety in the industry by offering standardized software solutions to host BIM models.
Integrated into building materials, connected objects measure key parameters on their behaviors as well as on their environment, such as smart concrete. By collecting building materials data, building materials manufacturers are able to offer services throughout the construction value chain, e.g. to ensure the safety or proper maintenance of the asset.