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GIS Substations market size is estimated to be worth USD 29870 million in 2021 and is forecast to a readjusted size of USD 39360 million by 2028 with a CAGR of 4.0% during review period.
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TOC of Global GIS Substations Market:
1 Market Overview
1.1 GIS Substations Introduction
1.2 Market Analysis by Type
1.2.1 Overview: Global GIS Substations Revenue by Type: 2017 Versus 2021 Versus 2028
1.3 Market Analysis by Application
1.3.1 Overview: Global GIS Substations Revenue by Application: 2017 Versus 2021 Versus 2028
1.4 Global GIS Substations Market Size and Forecast
1.4.1 Global GIS Substations Sales in Value (2017 and 2021 and 2028)
1.4.2 Global GIS Substations Sales in Volume (2017-2028)
1.4.3 Global GIS Substations Price (2017-2028)
1.5 Global GIS Substations Production Capacity Analysis
1.5.1 Global GIS Substations Total Production Capacity (2017-2028)
1.5.2 Global GIS Substations Production Capacity by Geographic Region
1.6 Market Drivers, Restraints and Trends
1.6.1 GIS Substations Market Drivers
1.6.2 GIS Substations Market Restraints
1.6.3 GIS Substations Trends Analysis
2 Manufacturers Profiles
3 GIS Substations Breakdown Data by Manufacturer
3.1 Global GIS Substations Sales in Volume by Manufacturer (2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022)
3.2 Global GIS Substations Revenue by Manufacturer (2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022)
3.3 Key Manufacturer Market Position in GIS Substations
3.4 Market Concentration Rate
3.4.1 Top 3 GIS Substations Manufacturer Market Share in 2021
3.4.2 Top 6 GIS Substations Manufacturer Market Share in 2021
3.5 Global GIS Substations Production Capacity by Company: 2021 VS 2022
3.6 Manufacturer by Geography: Head Office and GIS Substations Production Site
3.7 New Entrant and Capacity Expansion Plans
3.8 Mergers and Acquisitions
4 Market Analysis by Region
4.1 Global GIS Substations Market Size by Region
4.1.1 Global GIS Substations Sales in Volume by Region (2017-2028)
4.1.2 Global GIS Substations Revenue by Region (2017-2028)
4.2 North America GIS Substations Revenue (2017-2028)
4.3 Europe GIS Substations Revenue (2017-2028)
4.4 Asia-Pacific GIS Substations Revenue (2017-2028)
4.5 South America GIS Substations Revenue (2017-2028)
4.6 Middle East and Africa GIS Substations Revenue (2017-2028)
5 Market Segment by Type
5.1 Global GIS Substations Sales in Volume by Type (2017-2028)
5.2 Global GIS Substations Revenue by Type (2017-2028)
5.3 Global GIS Substations Price by Type (2017-2028)
6 Market Segment by Application
6.1 Global GIS Substations Sales in Volume by Application (2017-2028)
6.2 Global GIS Substations Revenue by Application (2017-2028)
6.3 Global GIS Substations Price by Application (2017-2028)
7 North America by Country, by Type, and by Application
7.1 North America GIS Substations Sales by Type (2017-2028)
7.2 North America GIS Substations Sales by Application (2017-2028)
7.3 North America GIS Substations Market Size by Country
7.3.1 North America GIS Substations Sales in Volume by Country (2017-2028)
7.3.2 North America GIS Substations Revenue by Country (2017-2028)
7.3.3 United States Market Size and Forecast (2017-2028)
7.3.4 Canada Market Size and Forecast (2017-2028)
7.3.5 Mexico Market Size and Forecast (2017-2028)
8 Europe by Country, by Type, and by Application
8.1 Europe GIS Substations Sales by Type (2017-2028)
8.2 Europe GIS Substations Sales by Application (2017-2028)
8.3 Europe GIS Substations Market Size by Country
8.3.1 Europe GIS Substations Sales in Volume by Country (2017-2028)
8.3.2 Europe GIS Substations Revenue by Country (2017-2028)
8.3.3 Germany Market Size and Forecast (2017-2028)
8.3.4 France Market Size and Forecast (2017-2028)
8.3.5 United Kingdom Market Size and Forecast (2017-2028)
8.3.6 Russia Market Size and Forecast (2017-2028)
8.3.7 Italy Market Size and Forecast (2017-2028)
9 Asia-Pacific by Region, by Type, and by Application
10 South America by Region, by Type, and by Application
11 Middle East and Africa by Country, by Type, and by Application
12 Raw Material and Industry Chain
12.1 Raw Material of GIS Substations and Key Manufacturers
12.2 Manufacturing Costs Percentage of GIS Substations
12.3 GIS Substations Production Process
12.4 GIS Substations Industrial Chain
13 Sales Channel, Distributors, Traders and Dealers
13.1 Sales Channel
13.1.1 Direct Marketing
13.1.2 Indirect Marketing
13.2 GIS Substations Typical Distributors
13.3 GIS Substations Typical Customers
14 Research Findings and Conclusion
15.2 Research Process and Data Source
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The CGA speaker series continues with a panel of four William & Mary graduates and previous CGA Fellows: Allison Bowers, Rachel Layko, Sean McFall, and Jordan Moghanaki. They will discuss their post-graduate path, GIS technologies, skill-sharing within your GIS network, and provide insight on graduate school and jobs. The talk will be held via Zoom on December 2nd at 1 pm. Register here: https://www.tinyurl.com/CGA-AlumniPanel.
For the past four years Sean has been a data engineer in the financial tech space, migrating and modernizing data stacks for large corporations and small startups alike.
His previous positions include: Senior Data Engineer at KoalaFi, a payment plan startup ; Data Engineer at CapTech, consulting for a Fortune 500 bank; Data Analytics Specialist at Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services; GIS Analyst at Trout Unlimited, a conservation non-profit.
His current position at Nousot has him consulting with a (different) Fortune 500 company that needs help setting up a modern data stack. Using the latest and greatest products (Airflow, Snowflake, dbt, Fivetran, Tableau) Sean will empower his client to confidently gather, transform and analyze their data. While he's been away from GIS for a number of years now, its lessons on how to clean, handle and critically think about data have been invaluable.
Jordan is a Support Specialist at Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), working for 2+ years to assist customers working with ArcGIS Desktop products for utilities, pipeline referencing, and business analysis. He enjoys solving geospatial problems and creating resources to address knowledge gaps. In his free time, Jordan enjoys mountain biking and baking sourdough.
Here is an ArcGIS StoryMap to one of Jordan’s personal GIS projects.
Rachel Layko is a geography PhD student in the Donovan Lab at Arizona State University. She is examining the role of human-environment interactions in shaping the development of ecosystem-based management plans and managing vulnerable marine ecosystems. Rachel graduated from William & Mary with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Marine Science. She previously worked with The Nature Conservancy, the National Park Service, as a Dangermond Fellow with the National Audubon Society, and as a William & Mary CGA Fellow. Rachel also served a three year term on the URISA Vanguard Cabinet, an advisory board focused on supporting young geospatial professionals. She served as a co-chair for the Mentoring subcommittee where she helped relaunch a mentoring program that pairs emerging GIS professionals with more experienced GIS professionals, facilitating conversations and skill-sharing and resources across the network.
Donovan Lab:https: https://donovanlab.org/
URISA Vanguard Cabinet: https://www.urisa.org/vanguardcabinet
URISA Mentoring Program: https://mentoring-network-urisa.hub.arcgis.com/
StoryMap of work as an Audubon Dangermond Fellow: https://arcg.is/110a5C
StoryMap from Research with TNC Caribbean: https://arcg.is/rjLaP
Allison is currently a Site Finding GIS Specialist for Urban Grid, mainly finding potential areas for utilities-scale solar farms. She has worked as a GIS Analyst for ManTech, The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, and Booz Allen Hamilton. She was a CGA Fellow from 2018 - 2019 after graduating with a Bachelors in Government and Kinesiology & Health Sciences, focused on international development, public health, and GIS.
Bowers previously worked as a contractor for the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center as a GIS analyst where she made interactive web maps for a variety of public health Topics such as COVID-19, HIV prevention, and birth control access. She also worked with the Naval Health Research Center analyzing geospatial and demographic data on military spouse mental health, employment, and education to support their Millennium Cohort Study. In her free time Allison loves spending time at coffee shops, running her dogs Instagram, and taking on many embroidery projects.
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SRINAGAR, Dec 1: The Department of Geoinformatics, University of Kashmir, is hosting a 21-day Winter School aimed at enhancing the skills of diverse professionals in geospatial science and technology.
In the inaugural function today, KU Vice-Chancellor Prof Nilofer Khan was the chief guest while Dr Debapriya Dutta, Advisor, National Geospatial Programme, Department of Science and Technology, was the guest of honour. Prof Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, VC, IUST and Coordinator of the Winter School; Prof Shamim A Shah, Dean, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, KU; Prof M Farooq Mir, Head, Geoinformatics Department, faculty members from various departments and participants were also present on the occasion.
More than 20 delegates from various universities and institutions across the country are attending the Winter School and a number of seminars by renowned experts on a range of Topics relating to geospatial science and technology are scheduled for the Winter School. The programme also includes lectures, project work and hands-on learning to develop the participants’ GIS skills.
During the capacity building programme, specialists will present lectures on a variety of Topics relating to the use of space and geospatial technologies for rural and urban development, resource planning, disaster management, public health, revenue records, and land and water resource management.
In her presidential address, Prof Nilofer Khan stated that geospatial technology has to be more widely used and made available to the general public rather than remaining the purview of scientists. Timely availability of precise and trustworthy geospatial information is crucial for assuring the nation’s socio-economic progress, she said.
In his special address, Dr Dutta spoke about the purpose of the Winter School and delivered a talk about how the Geospatial technology is helpful in achieving Sustainable Development Goals in the country.
In his address, Prof Romshoo said the goal of the winter school is to increase the participants’ technical aptitude so that they can effectively utilise geospatial science and technology for teaching, research, resource planning, utility services, urban and rural development, and policy making.
Dean of the School, Prof Shamim A Shah, also talked about the importance of GIS education and said that it is being taught as a course in several other Departments of the School. HoD, Prof M Farooq Mir also provided an overview of the initiatives of the department.
Apex Engineering Group welcomes design engineer
FARGO, N.D. • Amanda Vetter recently joined the transportation group at Apex Engineering Group. She brings more than eight years of experience to her new role as a design engineer.
Vetter specializes in traffic design, including traffic operations analysis and planning, intersection treatments, pedestrian accommodations, and roundabout design.
At Apex, she will be working on a variety of project types including urban and rural transportation projects and traffic studies.
Two continue their careers at Essentia Health as nurse practitioners
FARGO, N.D. • After working at Essentia Health-Fargo as a registered nurse, Aaron Smith has furthered his education to become an advanced practice registered nurse and certified nurse practitioner specializing in interventional cardiology.
Smith received his medical education from the University of Mary in Bismarck and is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Karissa Gladen, also a registered nurse at Essentia, has furthered her education to become an advanced practice registered nurse and certified nurse practitioner specializing in hematology-oncology.
Gladen received her medical education from North Dakota State University and is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Essentia Health-Fargo welcomes neonatologist
FARGO, N.D. • Essentia Health-Fargo is proud to welcome neonatologist Dr. Rushabh Shah.
Dr. Shah earned his medical degree from St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Albany Medical Center and fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.
KLJ Hires Two in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. • KLJ Engineering is proud to welcome Sam Pellinen and Rachel Attema to their Sioux Falls office.
Pellinen joins KLJ as an engineer in training within the aviation division. He is a latest graduate of Michigan State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in aerospace. Pellinen was part of the MSU rocketry team where he led the structures group.
Also working in the aviation division is Rachel Attema. She will serve as a project assistant for the group. Attema comes to KLJ with over 20 years of experience. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Dordt College.
Professional engineer joins Apex Engineering Group
St. CLOUD, Minn. • Kent Exner is a Professional Engineer registered in Minnesota.
He joins Apex Engineering Group in St. Cloud as a senior transportation engineer.
Exner has 24 years of work experience within the public and private sectors. Throughout his career, he has served on several professional organization boards/committees, including Local Road Research Board, Municipal State Aid Screening Board, City Engineers Association of Minnesota, Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers and others.
Cornerstone Bank welcomes chief risk officer
FARGO, N.D. • Jeff Weiler has joined Cornerstone Bank as the chief risk officer in Fargo. He brings more than 26 years of banking experience, including previous roles as chief innovation officer, chief risk officer, executive vice president and an enterprise risk manager.
Originally from Dickinson, North Dakota, Weiler is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking and Northern State University. He currently resides in Fargo with his wife Beth. He has two grown daughters, a son-in-law and granddaughter, who are also in Fargo.
“We are excited to have Jeff join our team,” said COO Deneen Axtman. “He brings a depth of experience in managing risk, leading people, and thinking strategically all of which make him one of the best in the industry.“
Essentia Health-32d Avenue Clinic welcomes gastroenterology specialist
FARGO, N.D. • Vanessa Walker, an advanced practice registered nurse and certified nurse practitioner specializing in gastroenterology, is excited to join the Essentia Health-32nd Avenue Clinic.
Walker received her medical education from South University in Savannah, Georgia, and is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
“I chose gastroenterology because there is such a variety in diagnosis and endoscopic procedures,” said Walker. “I love to help the patients find the root cause of their symptoms and serve as a resource to help them live a healthy life.”
Metro Flood Diversion Authority hires lands specialist
FARGO, N.D. • The Metro Flood Diversion Authority recently hired Madeline Gorghuber as its first lands specialist.
In this role, she collaborates with the MFDA team and its partners as they work toward completion of the FM Area Diversion comprehensive project. She will provide property management support, coordinate information across multiple stakeholders, and make recommendations to leadership regarding land management.
Gorghuber brings experience in mapping, GIS and related land management tools. Prior to joining the MFDA, she worked for the city of Fargo, North Dakota, as a land management specialist where she processed, administered and documented land management transactions, parcel splits, new plats and annexation records.
"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to join this team and work on this project," Gorghuber said. "I know that there are many challenges that lie ahead, but I look forward to contributing to the flood protection of this area."
She earned a bachelor’s degree in biological science with an emphasis in soil science from North Dakota State University.
Grand Forks EDC welcomes UAS development officer
GRAND FORKS, N.D. • Bill Adams has joined the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation as its Unmanned and Autonomous Systems (UAS) Development Officer. Adams will execute strategies to support primary sector business recruitment and expansion in the aerospace sector.
He will focus on unmanned and autonomous systems and associated technology development within the Grand Forks, N.D. region. He will assist in leading the EDC initiatives to foster collaboration among industry partners, provide resources and expertise to engage with stakeholders, and capitalize on new opportunities for industry development.
Adams recently graduated from the University of North Dakota in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics in Unmanned Aircraft Systems with Aviation Safety emphasis and a UAS minor and previously received an Associate of Business from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as an account executive at UPS and owned real estate and fitness businesses. Adams moved to Grand Forks from Minneapolis knowing that it is the best place to be for UAS.
The Climate Ready Academy is hosting an open session for all Tipperary businesses interested in upskilling in the areas of sustainability and climate action in 2023.
According to a latest ESRI report, 75% of businesses recognised the need to change to more sustainable activities but claimed they were struggling to turn ambition into action.
A major challenge for businesses is developing skills which help the transition to more sustainable activities. The Climate Ready Academy, an enterprise initiative of Skillnet Ireland, has been working to provide businesses with resources and training to transition their businesses. In 2022 alone, the Climate Ready Academy has worked with almost 1,650 businesses in Ireland.
To deliver businesses an insight into the type of courses and training available, the Climate Ready Academy is providing a free open session on the Topics of sustainability management, biodiversity, waste and the circular economy. The online event, hosted by broadcaster Ella McSweeney, will take place on Wednesday, 14th December at 13.00 to 14.00 and is open to businesses of all sizes and across all sectors.
The open session will provide an introduction to the following available courses, as well as the expert mentors delivering the programmes:
Waste and Circular Economy Leaders Programme, hosted by Gerry Higgins
This programme aims to support businesses to Boost their waste management policies and develop a detailed action plan for their business anchored in Ireland's Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy.
Sustainability Leaders programme, hosted by Angus Mitchell
The Sustainability Leaders programme seeks to assist businesses and Sustainability professionals to embrace responsible and sustainable business practices towards a decarbonised economy and identify the key organisational levers that facilitate change.
Biodiversity Essentials Programme, hosted by Anja Murray
A programme designed to deliver participants an introduction to biodiversity and what first steps their business can take to become more biodiverse, and develop a unique approach tailored towards each business for positive and effective action.
Energy Leaders Programme, hosted by Richard Morrison
A course which aims to equip businesses and energy professionals with the knowledge and expertise on how to reduce energy waste, optimise cost savings, and protect the environment.
Transport Leaders Programme, hosted by Raoul Empey
The Transport Leaders training programme aims to support businesses and professionals by providing training on how to reduce their transport emissions, increase fuel performance, deliver cost savings, and protect the environment.
Further details on available courses and resources can be found on the Climate Ready Academy website: https://www.climatereadyacademy.ie/
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The significant commitment and resources of the UAE government have led to many projects and opportunities for companies in the construction and engineering sector. Reports suggest that the UAE’s construction sector is expected to see a solid recovery in the next five years, with the construction industry’s value expected to grow between 3.7-4.7 per cent. As part of the Projects of the 50 initiative, the UAE government announced plans to implement a series of projects aimed at accelerating the UAE’s economic development to transform the country into a comprehensive hub for all sectors, with a view to attract $149.8 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) over the next nine years. This brings a tremendous focus to the commitment on the side of the developers to keep up the pace of the projects. The construction sector, historically, has been a real-world phenomenon. For this reason, many developers still believe in the legacy system of working on paper, which may be hindering the progress of the sector on many grounds. Technology has the potential to help Boost the scalability of business models and utilise assets more effectively. However, the construction industry has consistently been a slow technology adopter.
Naji Atallah, who has been with Autodesk for 10 years, elaborates why there should be disruption now in the real world of construction. He also stresses that companies must adopt and invest in technologies to remain competitive and relevant.
Excerpts from the interview:
The construction sector in the UAE has been awarded the biggest piece of the pie in new projects in Q3 2022. Is this why you think the industry needs to adopt digital project delivery at the earliest to keep up the pace?
Historically, construction isn’t necessarily an industry renowned for digitisation, when you compare manufacturing with other broader sectors. In 2017, McKinsey conducted a study where they earmarked 25 different industries in terms of the adoption of digital technologies. In that study, construction ranked second to last, ahead of only agriculture and hunting! This has translated into lower growth in productivity in construction than in any other industry. But today, there has been a transformation from within companies to adapt to technology and Boost processes. I can safely say that all large projects that have been completed in the latest past couldn't have been done on time and within budget without depending on digital technology — the bigger projects were the earlier adopters. Digitalisation can help in two ways: take the time strain off ambitious projects and also put in checks and balances on the sector’s environmental footprint to reduce the negative impact of construction on the environment.
What is the carbon footprint of the construction sector currently and how can digitisation help?
The sector is one of the largest industries in the world, but it’s also highly energy-intensive. Buildings are the cause of 38 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) worldwide. Out of which about 28 per cent can be attributed to building operations — energy for HVAC and lighting accessories, for example. The rest is made up of the construction itself and associated materials. Contributing over a third towards global carbon emissions doesn’t bode well for the industry as we aim to achieve Net Zero worldwide.
In this aspect, new and emerging technologies are proven to maximise efficiency, productivity, collaboration, quality construction, and profit margins and move us closer towards sustainable practices. By digitising the design and construction processes with Building Information Modelling (BIM), projects result in less waste on field. This, in turn, leads to a reduction in the environmental impact.
With BIM, different project stakeholders add their own design information to make the most constructible version of the genuine project with collaboration. This ensures that there are minimum design clashes on site, and with simulations now possible, this empowers better designs with regard to sustainability and construction. All of the decisions made earlier lead to better project outcomes. A case in point is Amana Investments in the UAE. With its industrialised construction strategies enabled by BIM, the firm has managed to reduce construction waste by over a third compared to traditional projects.
As the leader in BIM, Autodesk is the industry’s preferred partner to realise better ways of working and enabling efficient outcomes for businesses and the built-up world.
At Autodesk, we also walk the walk; we have neutralised greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across our operations and entire value chain for the second year in a row.
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Autodesk is a leader in design and make technology. The focus lies on the Autodesk Construction Cloud. So, could you tell us about its immense opportunity and how it fits into the sustainability model?
The nature of the construction sector, by default, is collaboration. In traditional models, you have an owner of the asset, who works with an architect, a consultant or designer, a contractor, and then you have a number of subcontractors.
With the adoption of cloud technologies in construction, I see this as the third wave of digital transformation in the construction industry after the move to CAD during the early 1980s, and then to BIM in the early 2000s. With Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC), we've taken the construction workflows online, made them even more collaborative and extended them to the construction site. Now, there is no limitation on where teams sit because information can be accessed from anywhere, seamlessly and securely across geographies and entities.
One of the companies that we work closely with in the ACC space is Khansaheb, a leading UAE construction company. With our technology, Khansaheb managed to reduce the time spent on snagging onsite by 60 per cent. Traditionally, information was flowing from the design office to site and the latter part had to make sense of the information. ACC has created a feedback loop that goes from site back into engineering to make sure that the right data reaches the right person at the right time for better decision making.
With ACC, you get a unified database, where everybody is on the same page — in the process, building a sustainable data infrastructure.
Museum of The Future in Dubai
Coming to the UAE, how would you rate the digital project delivery adoption?
Looking at some of the flagship projects like the Museum of the Future and Expo 2020 Dubai, I would say that these projects would not have been delivered in the timeframes in which they were delivered without adopting BIM and cloud processes. We are now seeing that policymakers in the UAE are working to establish a digital project delivery mandate. Therefore, the landscape here is encouraging and the rate of adoption of BIM is increasing. We’ve seen it on all major projects across the nation first before it trickled to smaller projects too.
How is Autodesk aligned with the Net Zero goals of the UAE government?
Six months ago, we published our global impact report for the previous year. And for the second year in a row, we are a net zero greenhouse gas emissions company. So, the subject is of the utmost importance to us. We have also significantly reduced our emissions across our value chain and our suppliers through science-based goals for our suppliers to reduce their carbon footprint.
In October 2021, Autodesk issued its first sustainability bond offering, totalling $1 billion to further align our impact strategy with our financial strategy. And these funds will be used to Boost and develop tools including better design and production.
However, as a leading technology company, our impact is not just what we do, but how we enable our customers to reduce emissions in the industries that they operate in. We are constantly developing new tools that can better measure the impact of projects and decisions on the environment.
Data is a huge asset as well as a challenge for construction companies. What role does Autodesk play in creating a seamless experience?
Data provides us with insights. Having said that, data is not something that’s scarce in the construction sector. A report by FMI says that over 95 per cent of the data that the industry generates during a construction project is actually unused. So, as an industry, a lot of data is created and, it’s not used or the benefit is not understood. A reason for this is that, traditionally, data can be unstructured, and can be in huge volumes. So, as humans, we are less likely to identify patterns and impactful insights. Here, I see the vital role ACC plays in mining data and extracting actionable insights. The platform can warn users of potential risks. And this is the direction that we're taking Autodesk Construction Cloud towards; we want the platform to enable decision making rather than just a passive place where data is being stored and consumed.
The Riyadh Metro is the world’s most extensive public transportation system, which is currently under development. — Image courtesy of Atkins Global and Arriyadh Authority (ADA)
You spoke about predicting risks on projects, which also means that ACC can actually go a long way in safety management in project sites as well.
Data openness is one of our values for better collaboration in construction. As such, we have opened ACC through Autodesk Platform Services. Here, you can customise, extend, and connect Autodesk products with other solutions to create seamless end-to-end workflows and meet business objectives. This is what our coders use to develop Autodesk technology. Third-parties can use those same tools and add functionality through utilities and apps to our platform. In cases where our customers have their own unique requirements, they will have the ability to customise their solutions. However, ACC will be the central platform into which everyone connects.
Through third-party applications, the platform can monitor photos or videos for example to identify and highlight issues like not wearing a safety helmet.
With open platforms, comes the challenge of cybersecurity. Have you taken any steps to protect an open data platform?
We abide by industry standards in relation to data security and in many cases, we exceed these standards. We have partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) who has made a significant investment in its data security system. With data sovereignty, we still deal with questions around whether data should be hosted locally or on the cloud. But again, this is also changing fast. With so many benefits that cloud computing provides, many governments are happy to host data on clouds elsewhere.
It’s a misconception that Autodesk is only for professionals. SMEs and students can also benefit from the ACC software. Can you explain how?
We want to make sure that the designers of the future are skilled in business tools when they embark on their careers. Of course, engineering and design experience can only be earned working on projects, but we don’t want technology to be a limitation to students’ learning. Autodesk offers aspiring students and start-ups free access to Autodesk tools and learning material. This is part of our efforts to raise a new generation of digitally advanced workforce in the UAE and other countries.
For smaller companies and SMEs, we provide flexibility in terms of how these companies can access technology. A subscription model is in place to ensure that the initial investment for SMEs is much lower. They are also given the flexibility to subscribe, based on their requirements so there is no need to procure the software. All this can be done in our e-stores.
What are your thoughts on companies still working in the legacy mode?
My advice to them would be to assess where they are in their digital maturity against their business goals to create a clear digital transformation roadmap. Digitising for the sake of digitising often fails, because it simply does not drive the right value. Any company still in legacy mode needs to take a holistic view, combining technology with the right processes and people to ensure they do not just compete, but thrive in the future.
Could you talk about some of the vital projects that you're involved in currently, and probably in future as well?
One of the largest projects we are supporting now is the Red Sea Development project in Saudi Arabia with Amana Investments as one of the main contractors. Amana Investments has fabricated modules here in Dubai to be shipped to the coastal village of the development project, where they assemble these modules, rather than having to build them from scratch. This translates into less people on site, fewer materials wastage, and shortened schedules. We’ve also been a part of many iconic large-scale projects that you hear about — Museum of the Future in Dubai, Riyadh Metro in Saudi Arabia, and creating the Dar bridge, the bridge that designs and builds itself, among many others.
Dar Smart Bridge
Another exciting project we were a part of was creating a bridge that builds and designs itself. Together, with our customer, Dar Al-Handasah, a leading name in the regional construction industry, we generatively designed and manufactured a two-metre long smart bridge, a first-of-its-kind in the EMEA region. One of our aims was to reduce the amount of material that would normally be used to build a bridge of this scale.
The bridge was realised through state-of-the-art processes and technologies, including Autodesk's generative design technology, which has transformed the way people design. Instead of a Dar designer sitting infront of a piece of software and actually telling the software how the bridge should look, the designer describes the intent of the bridge to the algorithm and then the algorithm proposes an array of solutions.
Then it is up to the designer to choose the best solution out there for manufacturing. After the design was finalised, the model of the Dar bridge was fed into a 3D printer that used recyclable polymer-reinforced plastic.
A five-metre 3D prototype of the smart pedestrian bridge was showcased for the first time to more than 9,000 people at our annual design and make conference, Autodesk University 2022, which took place in New Orleans in September. It showcased the potential of the future of smart buildings and large-scale civil structure designs and provided a proof of concept that construction can be more intelligent and more sustainable.
The Riyadh Metro is the world’s most extensive public transportation system currently under development. We are proud to be supporting our customers, Atkins and FAST Consortium, in constructing this project which is instrumental to achieving KSA’s Vision 2030 and bringing progress and prosperity to the country.
Our BIM solutions are being used to design and deliver three lines of the Riyadh Metro. The BIM software connects design teams scattered across the world, by enabling discipline-specific design processes and performing coordination reviews across individual disciplines and entities. In turn. this empowers the team to produce designs with high quality, accuracy, and efficiency, which set the project on the road to success.
Do you think partnerships help in creating vital projects and make them more fruitful?
Yes, I believe so. One of our partnerships is with AWS as mentioned previously, where we host our applications. Another is with Esri — the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping. Autodesk and Esri have joined forces to put GIS and BIM data at the centre of projects. Our shared vision is an integrated and collaborative workflow that removes silos and improves understanding of projects in context, reduces inefficiencies, and delivers more sustainable and resilient infrastructure.
Final thoughts on how technology is disrupting the construction industry and cloud connectivity and how will it transform the way we work in future?
With technology, the way we work will definitely change in the future. Algorithms and machines will do what they do best — iteration and extraction of insights from data, which will enable us to do what we do best as humans — make decisions in the context of the outcomes that are desired from the project.
My view is that technology is not here to help us with better execution alone, but rather, ensure the scalability of construction; the seamless inclusion of all relevant stakeholders in the design and decision-making process; and always with one eye firmly on reducing the industry’s impact on our earth.
Dec. 11—The Humboldt County branch of the American Association of University Women recently awarded its annual re-entry scholarships focused on supporting Cal Poly Humboldt upper division and graduate level re-entry women students.
The "re-entry" eligibility requires applicants to have had a minimum five-year interruption in their college/university educational experience.
AAUW-Humboldt has focused on giving scholarships to women returning to school after a long break in recognition of the value that a degree can bring, but how hard it can be when family, finances and other barriers come along.
Four scholarships were awarded, ranging from $1,000 or $2,000. The recipients are:
—Mickelle Ammer is enrolled in Cal Poly Humboldt's new RN-to-BSN program. Upon graduating from the associate degree in nursing program at College of the Redwoods in 2014, she began working at Providence St. Joseph Hospital. She has continued working, now part-time, facing challenges and medical debt from a serious medical condition, and caring for her two small children. The Selection Committee was impressed by her critical thinking about the changes she wants to see in health care and her goal of becoming a nurse educator, but especially found her resilience to be inspirational.
—Julia Bartley is working on her master's degree in natural resources with an emphasis on forest ecology. Her thesis is in the arena of using prescribed fire (controlled burns) as a land management tool. She has worked for eight years following her undergraduate studies at land management agencies and organizations, including The Nature Conservancy. Her experiences as frequently one of the few, if only, women on largely male-dominated wildland firefighting crews have sparked a strong desire to serve as a mentor to help traditionally under-represented students succeed in careers in natural resources.
—Ashley Dickinson works in the field of rare plant conservation and is strongly committed to promoting biodiversity and understanding of how to protect threatened plants. A master's degree candidate in natural resources, Dickinson's current research is focused on understanding the risk of extinction of a rare plant, the two-flowered pea, found only in Humboldt County. She has shown great dedication to her work, persisting through logistical challenges and difficulties, disrupting important seasonal study times and plant access. Her community commitment includes volunteer work with the North Coast Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.
—Sarah Leidinger is pursuing a master's degree in geology. She currently has a very ambitious course schedule while also working part-time job as a GIS analyst with an environmental consulting company. The Selection Committee was impressed with well she explained complex concepts and talked about her work mentoring students studying GIS. Leidinger is also very focused on her long-term goal of becoming a licensed professional geologist, a long process that will take many years following completion of her master's degree.
The AAUW's mission is to advance gender equity through research, education and advocacy. The Humboldt branch provides these scholarships, offers other educational and leadership opportunities for local girls, and hosts various interest groups and monthly meetings to promote community engagement. For more information, visit https://humboldt-ca.aauw.net.
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