The ICE has launched a new thought leadership hub on its website aimed at helping professionals better understand and collaborate on some of the big trends that are transforming the design, build and operation of infrastructure.
The free-to-access Infrastructure Transformation hub draws on the latest thinking and new ways of working from across the construction and technology sectors. It features expert blogs, project case studies, events, videos and other online content.
The hub focuses on four issues that may transform the infrastructure industry in the next decade; autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, “agile” infrastructure that can flex rapidly to meet changing demands, and the changing skills demands these developments will create.
ICE director of engineering knowledge Nathan Baker said: “The infrastructure world is on the cusp of a major transformation. The growth in computing power, digitisation and use of real-time data is revolutionising the way society accesses and uses infrastructure. Both traditional civil engineering firms and new entrants from the information technology sector are finding new innovative ways to meet the growing demand for smarter infrastructure.”