“Imagine a collaboration utopia for architects, engineers, fabricators, contractors, and project owners. What would it be like?
Maybe it’s a world where all software talks to each other, regardless of which company sells it. Maybe it’s a world where no one has to remodel and duplicate work on a project because there’s a seamless flow of information handed off from discipline to discipline. Or maybe it’s a world where all collaborators can work together in a common data environment and access the important information they need, when and where they need it.
Good news: This better world—fueled by data interoperability—is close at hand. It’s the experimentation, problem-solving, and technical agility of architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals and teams to adapt software tools and business models to the unique challenges of designing and making that propels this industry forward.”