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Global Digital Transformation on the Building and Construction Sector, Forecast to 2025

Global Digital Transformation on the Building and Construction Sector, Forecast to 2025

Digital transformation journey has to be adopted in order to stay competitive. The building and construction industry productivity in general is largely left behind, compared to other industries, due to the slow digital transformation movement. Poor planning, lack of automation, insufficient communication, inadequate risk management, and unsophisticated supply chain practices are the major factors hampering productivity and causing significant cost and time overruns. The need to boost productivity, coupled with the need to minimize project overruns and the reliance on unskilled labor, is the top driver for IT adoption in the construction industry. In addition, the combination of new mega trends like urbanization, connectivity & convergence, smart is the new green, artificial intelligence, and other social trends are driving transformational changes in the industry. Ultimately, the move toward digital transformation will be inevitable for the building and construction industry.

Research Highlights
Digital transformation in the construction industry focuses on three key areas: i) Big data: management of bulk data, allowing information sharing on transparent and accountable platforms and processes, encouraging a collaborative and inclusive decision-making process, as well as better analysis and prediction; ii) Automation: facilitates competitiveness, reduces unpredictability that contributes to time and cost overruns, and improves resiliency to threats and interruptions; and iii) Standardization: leads to efficient resource management, simplifies operations and supply chain, minimizes waste and boost efficiency, and facilitates innovation and sustainability. Despite the increasing availability of digital solutions, the industry has to overcome the challenge of rolling out technology across multiple sites, subsectors, and stakeholders. The way forward will be a platform that promotes interoperability. The regulatory framework has to be strengthened as well and the overall perception of industry stakeholders has to be debunked to enhance awareness and the willingness to invest in this digital transformation journey.

This analysis on current building and construction industry journey towards digital transformation shows the fundamental issues in the industry and identify achievable digital transformation opportunities. Case studies and examples of current digital transformation implementations are provided to showcase possible applications.

Key Issues Addressed
What are the industry challenges that can to be solved with digital transformation?
What will happen to companies that cannot keep up with digital transformation? Who will win? Who will be threatened by them?
What are the customer values by adopting digital transformation in the building and construction sector?
What are the growth opportunities? Who are the key providers of digital transformation within the building and construction sector?
Why must digital transformation be a part of the company's corporate strategy? What are the innovative business models that can be mirrored?


  • Introduction
    • Benefits of this Analysis for the Building and Construction Sector
    • Frost & Sullivan Digital Transformation Framework
    • Digital Transformation Framework-Digital Ecosystem
  • Summary of Findings
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth in the Building and Construction Sector
    • Tackling Challenges in the Building and Construction Sector
    • Digital Transformation Aspects in the Building and Construction Sector
    • Key Digital Solutions in Building and Construction Sector
    • Phases of Digital Technology Implementation in the Building and Construction Sector-2017 and 2020
    • Phases of Digital Technology Implementation in the Building and Construction Sector-By Region
  • Definition and Scope
    • Definitions
    • Definitions and Scope-Building and Construction
  • Introduction to Digital Transformation in the Building and Construction Sector
    • Typical Life Cycle of a Building Project
    • Global Construction Sector Overview
    • Building and Construction Sector Challenges-Overview
    • Industry Challenge-Construction Productivity
    • Industry Challenge-Construction Productivity: Possible Solutions
    • Industry Challenge-Construction Productivity: Regulatory Framework
    • Industry Challenge-Slow Adoption of Technology Innovation
    • Industry Challenge-Slow Adoption of Technology Innovation: Possible Solutions
    • Industry Challenge-Labour Market Issue
    • Industry Challenge-Burdensome Process and Performance Management
    • Digital Transformation for the Building and Construction Sector- Overcoming Industry Challenges
    • Digital Transformation for the Building and Construction Sector- Case Study
    • Digital Transformation in the Building and Construction Sector
  • Key Digital Solutions in the Building and Construction Sector
    • Digitalization-Overview
    • Digitalization-Technologies
    • Digitalization-Case Studies
    • Mapping-Overview
    • Mapping-Technologies
    • Mapping-Case Studies
    • BIM-Overview
    • BIM-Technologies
    • BIM-Case Studies
    • Materials-Overview
    • Materials-Technologies
    • Materials-Case Studies
    • Materials-Circular Building
    • Smart Assets-Overview
    • Smart Assets-Technologies
    • Smart Assets-Case Studies
  • Companies to Watch and Growth Opportunities in Digital Transformation
    • Digital Transformation Ecosystem
    • 5 Major Growth Opportunities in the Digital Transformation on the Buildings and Construction Sector
  • Digital Transformation-Your Journey: Take this Diagnostic to Gauge Your Digital Readiness
    • Digital Ecosystem
    • GAP Analysis
    • Digital Strategy Self-Diagnostic
  • Appendix

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