Exclusive research: Download the final report for BD+C's Giants 300 Technology and Innovation Study

This survey of 130 of the nation's largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms tracks the state of AEC technology adoption and innovation initiatives at the AEC Giants.

February 13, 2020 |
Giants 300 Technology and Innovation Study: Assessing the state of technology adoption at AEC firms

The final report for Building Design+Construction's inaugural Giants 300 Technology and Innovation Study is now available for download. 

This free 17-page PDF report includes the complete findings from BD+C's inaugural survey of 130 of the nation's largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms to assess the state of AEC technology adoption and innovation initiatives at the AEC Giants. 

The 12-question survey that asked firms to:
• pinpoint the tools they use most often
• identify their highest-ROI tech strategies and innovation initiatives
• discuss the business innovation initiatives their firm has successfully implemented
• identify “non-AEC industry” hires their firm has made in the past 24 months, and
• discuss the top business impacts of AEC tech implementations.

Among the key findings:
- Nearly half (42.3%) of AEC Giant firms feel that they are either “significantly ahead” or “somewhat ahead” of their direct competitors when it comes to adopting advanced AEC tech tools and processes.
- Improved project team coordination was cited as the most significant business impact from adopting AEC technology tools and processes.
- 3D laser scanning, real-time rendering, and design computation were mentioned most often as “high-ROI” tech strategies.
- Two-thirds of responding firms have hired an “AEC outsider” within the past 24 months to help with their innovation.


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