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Have your say | Tech readiness report


The clock is ticking to have your say on New Civil Engineer’s tech readiness report.

With “Going Digital” one of today’s hottest topic, New Civil Engineer is asking whether or not professional engineers are prepared for true digital transformation.

Many infrastructure firms are developing their digital strategies to adopt new and exciting digital technologies for better project delivery. Yet technical skills have emerged as more important than technological ones to practicing civil engineers, despite the rapid emergence of technology as a disruptor.

This is the surprising finding from extensive research carried out by ICE vice president Ed McCann as part of a wide-ranging review of the skills required of today’s practicing civil engineers.

The research suggests that while the development and adoption of digital technology is seen by ICE members as the biggest driver of change, members do not see the immediate need to change the qualification process to build more digital expertise.

New Civil Engineer wishes to explore this further, and in particular examine whether other parts of the world or other, related professions, perceive this differently.

We have therefore teamed up with Bentley Systems, the global technology provider, to conduct extensive global research around engineers’ readiness and preparedness for “Going Digital”. This research will also explore which technology trends are set to have the greatest impact and where the biggest gaps between opportunity and readiness exist.

The findings will be reported in New Civil Engineer later this year. Click here to access the survey.


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