Across sectors, infrastructure remains one of the least technologically advanced in the entire economy. A technological transformation of the industry has the potential to, among other things, improve efficiency, safety and quality of projects while decreasing delays, financing gaps and instances of poor planning- all while helping achieve sustainability and resilience goals. Luckily, there are a plethora of new materials, new methods and new technologies that are transforming the infrastructure society depends on.
Following the release of a paper by the Forum’s Global Future Council on Infrastructure, Transforming Infrastructure: Frameworks for Bringing the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Infrastructure, the Forum and the Global Infrastructure Hub are collaborating to increase the adoption of these emerging infrastructure technologies across the project lifecycle. By leveraging the best-practice examples of integrating these technologies into infrastructure development, and uncovering strategies to alleviate specific issues, this initiative can improve the quality of the infrastructure we build, and in turn, its value to our society.