Episode Description

Could deeper GIS integration simplify or complicate your projects? Are you overlooking potential efficiencies by not incorporating GIS data? Mortenson VDC Director Brian Nahas addresses these key questions.

Brian’s conversation raises important questions about AI, deep learning, GIS, and their role in the future of construction. He suggests how evolving technologies, such as image recognition, might transform productivity tracking and project planning. Is the construction industry approaching a new era of data-driven, interconnected workflows? This episode goes beyond current technology, offering a glimpse into a future where construction could see significant advances in efficiency and project management.

Brian Nahas is an experienced Virtual Design & Construction leader with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry across the U.S. on high-profile, complex sports venues, and an internal DfMA incubator, focused on rewriting the approach and enabling vertical integration.

Todd Takes

1. Enhancing Efficiency through Trackability: The ability to track and locate resources through GIS data significantly enhances efficiency in project management by providing a clear spatial perspective on all components involved.

2. Designing for the Real-World Environment: Designing structures that harmonize with the real-world environment offers a wealth of opportunities to create buildings that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also environmentally sustainable and functional.

3. Strategic Data Structuring: Taking the time to carefully plan and organize your data structure, including naming conventions, is essential for ensuring the long-term effectiveness and usability of your data management systems.


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