QMCA Breakfast – Construction Data

QMCA Breakfast – Construction Data

Envision’s Dr Adrian Smith recently presented to a packed room of 150 leaders from the infrastructure sector at the Queensland Major Contractors Association’s July Breakfast. Discussing the theme of data in the construction sector, Adrian likened data to oil, largely...
Engaging with Civil Engineering students at QUT

Engaging with Civil Engineering students at QUT

Recently Envision was asked to address the Civil Engineering students at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) on the subject of driving Construction Project Efficiency with data from a Lean perspective. University lecturer Can Kutan, and +20 students learnt about...
Founders message on why we created Envision

Founders message on why we created Envision

The Envision co-founders, Dr Adrian Smith and Hugh Hofmeister with their collective experiences responded to a need in the market when they started out, back in 2010. Deeper understanding and guidance from the market has shaped the product we have now. This journey...
The “Good Oil” on construction data

The “Good Oil” on construction data

The analogy between oil and data is credited to Clive Humby in 2006. Clive is a British mathematician who established Tesco’s Clubcard loyalty program. Humby highlighted the fact that, although inherently valuable, data needs processing, just as oil needs refining...
Digital construction technologies – what it takes to succeed

Digital construction technologies – what it takes to succeed

I was delighted to be invited by Aconex to share at the recent 2017 Construction Technology Summit as part of the panel on ‘Best practices in successfully introducing digital construction technologies’. For a very well attended event, it was exciting to see the...
Three opportunities unlocked by real-time data

Three opportunities unlocked by real-time data

At the recent Project Controls Conference, held in Sydney, I spoke on advancing real-time field capture and reporting. With the pervasiveness of smart-phone technology, now, more than ever, project leaders can better tackle productivity issues while improving cost and...