In less than two weeks at the Esri Infrastructure Management & GIS Conference (Esri IMGIS) in Palm Springs, designers, engineers, contractors and owner/operators of buildings, roads, utilities, bridges, and ports will connect. They build new and improve the existing infrastructure, make decisions which have decades-long implications on energy use, natural materials availability, and long-term environmental and effects on health and happiness. Their daily decisions have a tremendous impact on the sustainability of their own projects, business, and communities as they grow.
With location-intelligence applied to their work, AEC professionals have the potential to implement Sustainable Engineering – Improving the process of using resources that does not compromise the environment or deplete materials. Today’s GIS-empowered AEC professionals make a positive impact in a burgeoning world consuming and disposing resources at never-before-seen levels.
The world’s demand for resources is rising alarming rate. The World Bank estimates that at present we do not have adequate infrastructure to meet the world’s need. In fact, it projects an estimated need of 70% additional infrastructure by 2050. We need to build more to support growth and fix or replace existing infrastructure, failing by many measures. In the US, the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) analyzed the existing roads, bridges, tunnels, dams, reservoirs, and more, graded the US a C- in 2020 (up from the D/D+ for the past 20 years).
Understanding the perspective of these conditions and demands from the owners, operators, and other AEC professionals is critical in this era where the tools and work methods of the industry are changing and improving. To stay abreast and share your perspective, we invite you t join us and participate in the Esri Infrastructure Management & GIS Conference (Esri IMGIS) where users from different infrastructure sectors will connect to learn and share their experiences at the largest GIS infrastructure event in the world.
Amplified by current changes in the workplace and work methods, technology improvements are proving that digital updates deliver measurable value. The AEC industry, historically known as lagging in technology investment, is currently making strong shifts in ways of working. The widespread use of building information modeling (BIM) tools, rapid adoption of reality capture technology, embracing collaborative project management platforms, and inclusion of GIS in project deliverables are making huge strides in overall project efficiencies.
While the pace of change and adoption of technology has been slow historically in AEC, there is a move toward digital project operations delivery. The Esri IMGIS conference will highlight the growing use of modern tools and digitally driven workflows. Presentations, technical demonstrations, and in-person networking and through virtual sessions we will share the following:
- The most successful projects utilize GIS to present multiple layers and views of information through interactive and immersive environments.
- The most successful AEC companies utilize GIS-enabled solutions, allowing distributed teams to collect information more easily, access it through various perspectives, and make informed decisions.
- The most successful cities, utilities, telecom, and transportation providers utilize GIS, working with AEC professionals to plan for tomorrow’s needs while managing assets efficiently and meeting today’s demands.
Join us at the 2021 Esri IMGIS conference to learn how GIS can help your firm address the challenges of improving our built and natural world. See from customer examples how location intelligence is a critical tool to improve the workflows of planning, engineering, construction and operations. Hear from peers and colleagues presenting projects focused on topics important to AEC professionals, including:
- The impact of GIS and BIM on Design & Engineering – Discover how AEC professionals are combining GIS with BIM enabling deeper insights, easier collaboration and more efficient and more engaging workflows for projects large and small.
- AEC Project Management and Delivery – Simplify the methods of keeping information organized, documents accessible and stakeholders informed, leading to more efficient and decisions at all phases of the project.
- GIS for better infrastructure workflows – Leverage location intelligence to improve the scheduling, planning and execution of infrastructure construction. Discover GIS solutions for the jobsite which connect the mobile worker with the rest of the team resulting in safer and more predictable projects.
Join us to gain insights and see how Esri can help your AEC business deliver projects more effectively, meet your clients growing demands, and succeed in an ever-changing landscape.
We look forward to greeting you in person in Palm Springs at the Esri IMGIS conference, October 25–28.
Register now for this exciting event here.
Note: for those who cannot travel to Palm Springs, an online version of this event—featuring curated content and including a restream of the Plenary Session—will be available starting December 6, 2021. Digital access is available to all customers current on maintenance or subscriptions.