The digital revolution, heralded and described not only prior to its conclusion, but before it had even been triggered, is the key topic on the agenda of the world of planning and construction. A new paradigm is needed, in order to replace the documentation-based approach with a practical method of quality control able to recognise, in structural evidence and building processes, pivotal factors of development that can be used to measure and monitor the performance of the works to be built and the parties involved.
The initial transition to the digital world, focussed on three-dimensional models, necessarily led to a significant transformation in planning, design, construction and management, in terms of both content and participants, with a focus on the organisation of collaborative information flows and production procedures, optimising instruments crucial to determining when top-quality results have been achieved.
It is precisely this surprising stock of untapped but available potential that makes digitalisation appear to be less a phase of evolutionary adaptation, strictly speaking, than both a major moment of growth and a tremendous opportunity.
The session is designed as an occasion for discussing the features of the driving factors of the imminent digital revolution, with particular attention to innovative methods and instruments for controlling the quality of construction projects and processes.
The subject matter of the session is limited to the following topics:
1a. ICT Innovations in Architecture and Civil Engineering;
1b. Digital Transformation & The Role of Enterprise Architecture;
1c. Advances in Digital Engineering, Computing and Simulation for the AEC Industry;
1d. Innovative Digital Technologies and Engineering Systems (e.g. Digital Twins);
1e. Project Management in design and construction processes;
1f. Advances in digital engineering, computing and simulation;