“Going Digital” | Are you prepared for true digital transformation?

“Going Digital” is today’s hottest topic. Many infrastructure firms are developing their digital strategies to adopt new and exciting digital technologies for better project delivery.
But what impact will this have on civil engineers and their careers?

New Civil Engineer wishes to explore this further. 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.

This survey forms a key part of this research, and we thank you for taking part. The findings will be reported in New Civil Engineer later this year.

PART 1

These questions are about you and your personal views on how technology is changing your career and that of your colleagues.
What technology do you feel will have the highest impact on engineering professionals?

Software technologies:

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* 1. PART 1

These questions are about you and your personal views on how technology is changing your career and that of your colleagues.
What technology do you feel will have the highest impact on engineering professionals?

Software technologies:

  No impact Some impact Modest impact Significant impact Transformational impact
Big Data and analytics
Artificial intelligence/cognitive analytics/machine learning
Internet of Things/sensors
Augmented and virtual reality
Blockchain (secure group sharing database platform)
Sharing economy platforms (Uber-like supply chain platforms)
Cloud-based applications
Where do you believe your company to be when it comes to adopting these technologies?

Information/analytics technologies:

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* 2. Where do you believe your company to be when it comes to adopting these technologies?

Information/analytics technologies:

  Not pursuing Early, proof of concept Developing, one/more initiatives Somewhat advanced, applying in certain areas of supply chain Advanced, ongoing in multiple areas Transformational, company-wide application
Advanced data and analytics
Artificial intelligence/cognitive analytics/machine learning
Internet of Things/sensors
Blockchain (secure group sharing database platform)
Sharing economy platforms (Uber-like supply chain platforms)
Cloud-based applications
What do you see as the estimated timescale for widespread adoption?

Information/analytics technologies:

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* 3. What do you see as the estimated timescale for widespread adoption?

Information/analytics technologies:

  Already adopted 0-2 years 2-5 years 5-10 years 10 years+
Advanced data and analytics
Artificial intelligence/cognitive analytics/machine learning
Internet of Things/sensors
Blockchain (secure group sharing database platform)
Sharing economy platforms (Uber-like supply chain platforms)
Cloud-based applications
How severe do you expect the skills gap to be in making these technologies widely adopted?

Information/analytics technologies:

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* 4. How severe do you expect the skills gap to be in making these technologies widely adopted?

Information/analytics technologies:

  None Capability already exists Moderate Severe
Advanced data and analytics
Artificial intelligence/cognitive analytics/machine learning
Internet of Things/sensors
Blockchain (secure group sharing database platform)
Sharing economy platforms (Uber-like supply chain platforms)
Cloud-based applications
Where are the biggest challenges to widespread adoption of technology in your business? (select a maximum of TWO)

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* 5. Where are the biggest challenges to widespread adoption of technology in your business? (select a maximum of TWO)

What are the best ways to address these road blocks? (Select a maximum of two)

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* 6. What are the best ways to address these road blocks? (Select a maximum of two)

What do you see as the greatest benefit to a widespread adoption of technology? (Select maximum of TWO)

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* 7. What do you see as the greatest benefit to a widespread adoption of technology? (Select maximum of TWO)

Do you personally feel your job is at threat from the widespread adoption of technology?

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* 8. Do you personally feel your job is at threat from the widespread adoption of technology?

IF YES, How can you best secure your future employability?

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* 9. IF YES, How can you best secure your future employability?

PART 2

We’d now like to ask you some questions about your company. Please feel to answer as many questions as you feel comfortable. Your answers are totally confidential.

Digital Collaboration - What is your organization’s capability to manage and share project information?

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* 10. PART 2

We’d now like to ask you some questions about your company. Please feel to answer as many questions as you feel comfortable. Your answers are totally confidential.

Digital Collaboration - What is your organization’s capability to manage and share project information?

Digital Collaboration - Does your organization have a connected modeling environment?

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* 11. Digital Collaboration - Does your organization have a connected modeling environment?

Digital Collaboration - What is your capability for information mobility?

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* 12. Digital Collaboration - What is your capability for information mobility?

Digital Workflows - What digital workflow design and construction capabilities do you have?

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* 13. Digital Workflows - What digital workflow design and construction capabilities do you have?

Digital Workflows - What simulation and analysis
capabilities does your organization
have?

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* 14. Digital Workflows - What simulation and analysis
capabilities does your organization
have?

Digital Components - Are digital components used at your organization?

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* 15. Digital Components - Are digital components used at your organization?

Insights and Performance Benchmarking - Does your firm have  he capability for insight into projects and organizational performance?

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* 16. Insights and Performance Benchmarking - Does your firm have  he capability for insight into projects and organizational performance?

About you:

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* 17. About you:

Digital Context - Does your organization utilize digital context on your projects?

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* 18. Digital Context - Does your organization utilize digital context on your projects?

We may which to contact you for further questioning and potentially invite you to a round table debate to further the debate. Would you be happy to be contacted by us?

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* 21. We may which to contact you for further questioning and potentially invite you to a round table debate to further the debate. Would you be happy to be contacted by us?

If YES

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* 22. If YES

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