Asite CEO, Nathan Doughty, led Rice Global E&C's January Roundtable discussing the benefits of adopting digital engineering technologies.
Taking place in January 2021, the Rice Global E&C Monthly Roundtable was hosted by Nathan Doughty, Asite CEO, as he explored digital engineering and the immediate gains organizations can benefit from by adopting digital engineering technologies.
Topics covered include digital twins, drone imagery, augmented and virtual reality, internet of things, sensors, advanced building materials and more.
What is digital engineering and why do we need it?
Digital engineering involves building up the data that forms and informs a digital twin.
BIM is an incredibly useful technique as it allows architects and engineers to test the performance of a design before it is built, as well as optimize the performance of an asset throughout its entire life cycle.
But digital engineering also encompasses drone imagery, augmented and virtual reality, internet of things, sensors, advanced building materials and even artificial intelligence and machine-learning. Along with BIM, these technologies can be used to inform a digital twin and ensure it accurately represents the real-time attributes of its physical counterpart.
The immediate gains from adopting digital engineering technologies for engineering and construction organizations:
As these digital technologies and capabilities increase and improve, the positive impact they have on engineering projects is rising. In this roundtable, Nathan delves into the immediate gains organizations can benefit from by adopting digital engineering technologies, including but not limited to:
Improved collaboration and efficiency amongst project teams and data leading to enhanced project outcomes;
Revolutionizing the way the sector operates by providing a dynamic, real-time model of an asset's environments and operation performance;
And how when combined, digital technologies can build a golden thread of information that runs right through the lifecycle of a project.
Watch the Q&A from the Roundtable: