Podcast | Leveraging the pandemic-triggered rate of technology uptake

The latest episode of The engineering collective is out now.

The rapid shift to working from home last March led to a leap in the use of technology as people looked for alternative ways to deploy and maintain transportation infrastructure.

Join NCE Editor Claire Smith and special guests, Network Rail BIM Program Manager John Nolan and Bentley Systems Vice President of Road and Rail Asset Management Dan Vogen, as they examine how the pandemic forced technological change and the benefits it gained.

John talks about how rapidly developing a digital twin using existing data enabled his project team to not only keep working on a key project, but also achieve cost and time savings that would not have been possible before.

Dan saw similar changes outside the UK and believes the pandemic acted as a driver of technological change, which under normal circumstances would have lasted five to ten years.

Claire and guests examine what are the barriers to advancing technology uptake at the same pace in the future and what technology we could use in the future and how this will benefit both the construction and maintenance of transportation infrastructure.

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The engineering collective

The engineering collective has a truly global reach with a third of listeners based outside of the UK. It is also attractive to an inquisitive, career-enhancing population group with 80% of listeners under the age of 35.

Special guests from previous episodes included Crossrail General Manager Mark Wild, HS2 Ltd Special Advisor Andrew McNaughton, and ICE President Rachel Skinner. All are available for download and deal with current and ongoing topics relating to skills and the implementation of major projects.

The Engineers Collective is available via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, A-cast, Stitcher, PodBean and via. available newcivilengineer.com/podcast.

The Engineers Collective is operated by Bentley Systems. Engineers and architects, builders and owner-operators around the world use Bentley software solutions to accelerate project delivery and improve asset performance for transportation infrastructures that support our economy and our environment. Together we advance the infrastructure.

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