Innovation in Delivery of Commercial Developments Through Digital Transformation

Stuart Bull
Digital Engineering Hub Leader
Laing O'Rourke, Sydney

With the evolution of powerful software tools, construction companies are fundamentally rethinking how commercial developments are procured, budgeted, measured, delivered, digitally operated, and positioned within the urban environment they occupy. Construction companies are striving to exploit the digital data with design partners to collaboratively drive digital transformation in the bid, design, construction, and operational handover phases of building delivery. These influential opportunities are primarily driven through innovative contractor engagement contracts and value propositions of the digital outcome, with clients and subcontractors being active, not passive, participants. The construction industry has at their disposal a broad range of digital tools that, if implemented correctly with a client willing to understanding digitization of a building life-cycle with rich data overlay, will significantly improve the design, construction, and operational performance of a building. This presentation was intended to illustrate how, through the adoption and implementation of digital technology across three commercial developments, forged improvements can be made by holistic and collaborative digital design, quality, procurement, site safety, environmental performance, stakeholder, and public consultation. Reference projects include: 123 Albert Street, Brisbane – early adoption exploiting the benefits in the use of digital engineering processes for trade coordination and environmental ratings; 122 Leadenhall Street, London – using digital engineering processes that produced an innovative delivery strategy that harnesses the benefits of off-site manufacturing; and 100 Mount Street Tower, Sydney – innovation in utilizing 3D point cloud scanning, stakeholder engagement reviews, and AR/VR interactions.