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Engaging in the Digital Transformation

with John Niles

Engaging in the Digital Transformation

with John Niles

In episode 43 of the RCN Podcast, technology consultant John Niles explores the challenges, solutions, and opportunities related to digital transformation in the construction industry. Listen as John draws on his vast industry expertise to provide valuable insights and strategies for leveraging reality capture, digital twins, and BIM effectively.

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Episode Timeline

3:00
John’s background and career milestones
10:30
The scale of technology advancement and adoption
13:25
Building a digital thread
15:30
The types of projects John and Gafcon Digital consult on
19:55
The demand for technical standards and training within the industry
28:20
Challenges that tend to prevent companies from building digital twin programs
35:10
The importance of having a reality capture execution plan in place
36:55
Using reality capture to complete a deviation analysis
39:00
How changes in scanning speed and cost are influencing deliverables
42:30
John’s approach to introducing innovative technologies and their benefits to new clients
48:25
The advantages of implementing augmented reality and virtual reality into the building lifecycle
59:35
Making technology implementation easier for asset owners
1:03:05
Strategically utilizing technology to build the future
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We are in an era of unprecedented technology advancement, and yet many industries are grappling with the pace of change. Evolving technologies such as reality capture, digital twins, and Building Information Modeling (BIM) are providing unparalleled access to highly valuable data, and yet the rate of adoption is still relatively low. Uncertainty regarding the implementation of the technologies and subsequent operations still leaves many project and asset owners hesitant.

As a technology consultant, John steps in to formulate comprehensive strategies and effectively integrate technologies across the digital building lifecycle, from the design phase through construction and into operation. By doing so, he not only demystifies these intricate technological processes but also empowers stakeholders to harness their maximum potential benefits.

Listen to episode 43 of the RCN Podcast to learn more about the profoundly transformative impact the rapid digital transformation is having on the construction industry and glean tips for successfully implementing a reality capture program into your own project.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Moore’s Law: a prediction made by American engineer Gordon Moore in 1965 that the number of transistors per silicon chip doubles every year

This episode is
sponsored by:

RCN Guest John Niles

John Niles

Technology Consultant

RCN Guest John Niles

John Niles

Technology Consultant

Gafcon Digital
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