WHAT: The Centre for Digital and Innovative Construction Lifecycle (Dig*IN) is a joint SINTEF – NTNU proposal to the SFI call from the Norwegian Research Council. Dig*IN will support the digital transformation of the Norwegian AEC industry by leveraging new digital technologies to enable greater collaboration within and across existing and new business ecosystems. Dig*IN will address the gap between the availability of cost-efficient digital solutions and their actual implementation, as well as the actual use of digital tools to achieve the best possible interaction between AEC professionals and digital technology. Dig*IN will develop a digitally oriented, agile process framework for the lifecycle of buildings and infrastructure in a physical-digital context. Dig*IN will identify the state of the art and opportunities for business model innovation by investigating and mapping key processes of value creation and value capture in the AEC industry.
WHY: Rapid technological change is displacing traditional processes, disciplines, and ways of working across all industries. Specifically, in the building industry, technology is moving to the strategic centre of activities and business models due to the need for greater productivity and improved financial outcomes. However, the building industry is often regarded as lagging behind other industries when it comes to the digital transformation of their business processes. In general, many struggle to consolidate fragmented platforms, standardise processes, or attract digital savvy talent. This creates barriers to change and slow adoption of innovation.
WHO: Dig*IN invites all stakeholders working within or for the built environment to express their interest. This include, but is not limited to: the construction sector and its professional subgroups; the end-users; the service providers and supply chain businesses; public planning authorities; private investors.
WHEN: The deadline for submitting the full proposal is in September 2019, it is therefore pivotal that interested parties take contact as soon as possible, latest in June 2019.