Construction industry trends

by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Research, Strategy

Huge tower blocks built in weeks under one roof… automated bridge-building behemoths… bricklaying robots… No, it’s not science fiction. These are all real solutions doing here-and-now-business. And soon there will be more. So what are the big construction trends in Europe, the US and Asia, and how can we turn them from opportunities into business…

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2017 defense industry trends

by   |    |   6 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Strategy

A new wave of technologies and an increase in cyber-based attacks are forcing the defense industry to adapt. While defense budgets are under scrutiny in the West, defense spending is increasing dramatically in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions, opening new markets for growth and opportunity. It truly is an industry in flux. Here Graham…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Events, Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing

  Antony Bourne Global Manufacturing Industry Director If I had a krona for every time anyone mentioned internet of things (IoT) or digital transformation at this conference, I’d be very rich. Is it all hype? No, but it’s not a single step. It’s a journey and evolution. It’s a gradual process and you can decide…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation, Digital Transformation, Mobility, Strategy

Having a young technology-aware workforce and having someone responsible for managing digital transformation is critical to be a winner in the future. Organizations involved in building and maintaining assets are starting to go through the biggest technological transformation they have ever seen. The changes brought on by this transformation are going to transform the industry…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Construction and Contracting, Creativity & Innovation

Insight into evaluating ERP software and the key points you should consider. Everyone is now talking about the new digital world. For most, it has become very confusing with new buzzwords like building information modeling (BIM), 3D printing, internet of things (IoT), big data, laser scanning, 4D scheduling, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, drones and…

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by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Construction and Contracting

IFS’s Global Industry Director for the construction sector, Kenny Ingram, predicts how key trends will be impacting the industry during 2016. Within five years we will see an increase in graduates in the construction sector by at least 20% It’s easy to think that as an industry, construction hasn’t changed much over the years as…

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Civil Aviation

by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Aviation & Defense, Business Agility, Business Technology

IFS’s Global Industry Director for the Aerospace & Defense sector, Graham Grose, predicts how key trends will be impacting the industry during 2016. Companies will need to control 3D printing processes and counterfeiting risks more closely The civil aviation sector is already a huge trendsetter in the adoption of additive manufacturing (3D printing), contributing 12…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Manufacturing

IFS’s Global Industry Director for the manufacturing sector, Antony Bourne, predicts how three key trends will be impacting the industry during 2016. The number of smart machines used in manufacturing will double in the next three years The use of smart machines in manufacturing is growing rapidly; by 2018, 50 percent of the fastest growing…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Oil & Gas, Strategy, Supply Chain

In 2016, the oil and gas industry will jump on the opportunity that big data presents. In 2016, the oil and gas industry will jump on the opportunity that big data presents: machine-learning strategies will become ubiquitous as oil and gas companies start rolling out condition-based maintenance; meanwhile equipment suppliers will move increasingly to a…

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by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Automotive, Business Technology, Supply Chain

Automotive is a fast-moving industry and keeping up with the latest trends, opportunities and threats is a major challenge. This is why IFS takes part in the Odette Conference 2015 which brings together decision makers and experts from across the global automotive industry to make keeping up just a little bit easier. Odette 2015 takes…

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