Much is written about Building Information Modelling (BIM) driving collaboration and innovation, but how will future Quality Managers and Engineers develop digital capabilities in augmented and video realities, business intelligence platforms, robots, new materials, artificial intelligence, block chains, drones, laser scanning, data trusts, 3D printing and many other types of technological advances in construction? These emerging technologies are potential game changers that require new skills and processes.
This is the first "how to" book on harnessing disruptive technology in construction quality management. The book takes a tour of the new technologies and relates them to the management of quality, but also sets out a road map to build on proven lean construction techniques and embed technologically based processes to uplift quality professionals’ digital capabilities. With the mountains of data being generated, quality managers need to unlock its value to drive the quality of construction in the 21st century, reading this book will help them on their way to doing that and allow those working in Quality Management to survive and thrive, creating higher quality levels and less waste.
This book is essential reading for quality managers, project managers and all professionals within the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry (AEC). Students interested in new and disruptive technologies will also learn a great deal from reading this book written by a professional Quality Manager with nearly 30 years’ experience in both public and private sectors.
Appendix 1 - Quality professional role profile 2030
Appendix 2 - 2030 construction site digital quality
Appendix 3 - Reinforced concrete wall-Quality Information example
Appendix 4 - Summary of the digital learning points