A Digital Future Based on Collaboration in the Construction Industry

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PMI and Oracle collaborate to revolutionize Construction Project Digitization

Exciting news is stirring up the construction industry!

The Project Management Institute (PMI) and Oracle Construction and Engineering are joining forces in a strategic alliance to supercharge the efficiency of digital projects in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) sector. This collaboration will combine the strengths of both organizations, offering intellectual leadership, best practices, and exclusive design tools to professionals in the construction and high-value asset sectors.

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Despite the challenges posed by the construction industry for digital transformation – such as fragmented project management, lack of integrated platforms, the singularity of each project, transitory collaborations, and decentralization of large companies, the collaboration between PMI and Oracle comes as a breath of fresh air promising to overcome these barriers.

The construction industry has scant truly effective technological analytic solutions at both project and company scales. All too often, individual project teams and business units develop their digital solutions without seeking integration with other systems due to previously mentioned characteristics.

Technological integration would enable connection and information exchange between different systems and applications, enhancing efficiency and productivity in construction processes.

PMI, an undisputed global leader in project management, bolsters its knowledge portfolio to support organizations and individuals in delivering highly complex construction projects, ensuring safety and adherence to schedules, budgets, and scopes. In this working environment, PMI has launched the PMI-CP (Construction Professional in Built Environment Projects) certification to meet unique construction challenges, validating the necessary skills and knowledge to manage projects in the construction industry.

The PMI-CP certification emphasizes the importance of collaboration in managing construction projects, teaching how to work effectively with various stakeholders, from architects and engineers to subcontractors and suppliers. By fostering collaboration, the certification promotes team efficiency, mitigates conflicts, and ensures a smooth workflow. Thanks to the best project management practices and the most advanced digital technology, the aim is to optimize processes, improving productivity.

On the other hand, Oracle Construction and Engineering, known for its expertise in engineering and construction solutions, stands out for its contribution to construction research initiatives. Oracle applies the best industry practices in its digital products and services, and its Oracle Smart Construction platform provides control and visibility at all project stages, from planning to construction and delivery.

Next-generation digital platforms build on the foundation laid by cloud technology to boost collaboration, prediction, and synchronization, thereby increasing productivity. By implementing an intelligent platform, more data can be gathered to provide a holistic view of projects and programs. This centralized access to data links teams, providing them with essential information to optimize every project phase.

The onset of this collaboration between PMI and Oracle will reflect in integrating Oracle resources into the current courses for the PMI-CP certification. This will enhance the skills of construction professionals, enabling them to achieve more impactful and efficient projects.

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Leveraging data synchronization to improve productivity

Data synchronization across all teams breaks down barriers that previously restricted analysis and hindered efforts to perfect processes from one project to the next. Additionally, artificial intelligence and machine learning provide predictive intelligence that helps make precise decisions, enabling teams to learn from past experiences, triumph in the present, and enhance the future.

By implementing the appropriate intelligent platform, promoters and project teams can collaborate to make decisions confidently and coordinate projects more flexibly.

This is the promise of analytics and insights platforms in construction: they allow us to see further, act proactively, and drive our projects with a clear vision backed by data. Leveraging these technological advancements will allow us to exceed expectations, improve our margins, and achieve unprecedented levels of excellence in one of the traditionally least productive sectors:

  • Bidding and awarding processes are simplified as platforms enable quick and effective proposal comparison and evaluation;
  • Intelligent platforms facilitate real-time progress tracking and visualization, with clear traceability of every change made;
  • Resource management and planning become more accurate and less troublesome, based on predictions and artificial intelligence;
  • Finally, after each project, a vast amount of data and experiences is gathered to improve future projects, promoting a constant cycle of learning and improvement.

Digital and human collaboration in the construction industry

The philosophy of collaboration behind intelligent platforms extends to collaboration between organizations as well:

True progress in the construction industry is based not only on the adoption of groundbreaking technologies but also on creating meaningful and productive collaborations.

Mark Webster of Oracle Construction and Engineering underscores the importance of forging meaningful collaborations in the construction industry. PMI and Oracle plan to participate in joint events, webinars, and roundtables that bring together industry leaders and experts.

True progress in the construction industry is based not only on the adoption of groundbreaking technologies but also on creating meaningful and productive collaborations. We find the real engine of our growth and development at the crossroads of cutting-edge technology and solid partnerships.

The future of construction is filled with possibilities. Beyond advanced techniques and digital solutions lies the power of human relationships, strategic partnerships, and effective collaboration. By combining our skills, knowledge, and experiences, we can achieve more than we could ever accomplish alone.

We need to view collaborations as an operational necessity and a strategic opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive together.

So, let’s call on all actors in our industry to join us on this journey of progress and transformation. Because the future of construction is not just technological, it’s also collaborative.

A Digital Future Based on Collaboration

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