May 30, 2019
Can digital secure the foundations of construction?
Construction and engineering sectors have been slow to adopt digital solutions, but action is increasingly vital. According to the UN, around 55% of people live in urban areas; by 2050, that figure will rise to 68% — an increase of around 2.5 billion people. With demand for new buildings and urban infrastructure only set to increase, the construction and engineering sector will struggle to meet this growing demand without significant improvements to its productivity and ways of working. EY’s Global Construction and Engineering Survey sought to find out what the sector is doing now to meet these challenges, what it sees as coming next and how it sees its future beyond the urgent need for transformation.