What an insightful, inspiring, and timely article on building resiliency by Amy Marks, Head of Industrialized Construction Strategy and Evangelism here at Autodesk.
“In moments of hardship, communities come together to support one another. It’s that support that makes us more reliable and resilient on the other side.
As we continue to navigate this unprecedented situation, every industry is finding themselves in a new normal. The construction industry is no different. The traditional jobsite we’ve all become accustomed to looks a lot different these days. What was once boots on the ground is now sneakers at home, and headsets replace hard hats for some. But even though the day-to-day may not be what we’re used to, the industry is responding in unique ways — from the agility of building prefabricated field-hospitals in three days to using drones to conduct site reviews to limiting the number of workers on site. Digital tools are also enabling collaboration and greater communication as teams quickly scale on new ways of using technology.
Prefabrication Is the Answer to Safer, Rapid Deployment
To meet the overwhelming response to hospital overflow, firms like Suffolk, AECOM, and Balfour Beatty, among others, have stepped up and answered the call from local governments. Using industrialized construction methodologies, including prefabrication, these general contractors, along with their subcontractors, have constructed field hospitals in their communities.”
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