Data seen as cost saver – TheMontrealGazette(QC)

Data seen as cost-saver

We need to use information to become more efficient and less wasteful. There are all sorts of levels you can do that at, from design to planning to construction to manufacturing.

Construction industry, tagged as being particularly wasteful, could see billions in savings through analytics, engineer says Construction industry leaders think the sector needs to cut waste, and that analytics will make it happen.

“We are a wasteful industry,” said Darlene La Truce, executive vice-president of the Edmonton Construction Association, pointing to the amount of wood a typical framer throws away while building a house.

“We’re not productive. We need all the help we can get.”

Building a single-family home can create as much as 50 tonnes of
carbon-dioxide emissions, says Mohamed Al-Hussein, a professor of
construction and engineering management at the University of Alberta,
who agrees with La Truce: “This industry is the most wasteful industry you could have.”


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Building Productivity by Darlene a Trace, Klaas Rodenburg, Allan Partridge, Mohamed Al-Husseiin

Estimates identify the waste in the construction industry at over 50 percent…much of waste comes from inaccurate or untrusted information causing information to have to be regathered multiple times throughout the life of a project. -Dianne Davis, BuildingSmart Alliance

Can Analytics reduce the cost of buildings by 50%?

  • Reduce duplication
  • Reduce Risk
  • Reduce Waste
  • Lean Construction
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Building Automation
  • Life Cycle

The construction industry is changing at a dizzying rapid pace!

  • Slow growing uncertain markets
  • Pressure on traditional business models
  • Geographic Irrelevance
  • Shortage of Talent
  • Drowning in a sea of data
  • Disruptive technologies
  • Sustainability


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Building Industry to Cut Waste by Lewis Kelly

“We are a wasteful industry’” said Darlene La Truce, executive vice president of the Edmonton Construction, pointing to the amount of wood a typical framer throws away while building  a house. “We’re not productive. We need al the help we can get.”