CECE Project on digitalisation of the construction value-chain
Digitalisation of the construction equipment sector is a key priority for CECE. CECE’s current project on digitalisation of the construction site management aims at enabling a successful digital transformation. It also focuses on the need for business-friendly regulation to reap the benefits of the data economy, insisting on the potential obstacles created by the ePrivacy Regulation in its current status.
As highlighted in a 2016 research by McKinsey and CECE, digitalisation is recognised by machinery manufacturers as the main technology trend.
Digital transformations are indeed happening in the machinery sector, as much as in other parts of the larger construction industry. Following the main recommendation of the McKinsey research, CECE is pushing for a global value-chain approach to have the construction industry as the leader of these changes.
In light of this approach, CECE took the decision to kick off the next phase of its digitalisation project.
A consulting team has been tasked with a research project involving multiple data collection tools inserted in a methodology that will lead to the presentation of the final results at the CECE Congress 2018 on 19th October 2018.
The project is managed by a Steering Committee that meets regularly. As part of the value chain approach, representatives of European construction contractors (FIEC) and equipment rental companies (ERA) are members of the Steering Committee.
The Launch Event
Taking place on 25th April at INTERMAT, the launch event gathered interested company representatives, stakeholders and members of the press.
Opening the event, CECE Secretary General Riccardo Viaggi explained the background of the research, the steps CECE took to properly identify the project as well as the parallel actions CECE is undertaking at the EU level in Brussels to involve the construction value-chain representatives.
The consulting team, led by Davide Meinero of I&D Consulting presented the most relevant elements of the methodology and outlined the most important steps of the project.
Robert Laux (BOMAG) in his capacity of Vice-chair of the CECE High-level technical policy advisory group concluded the meeting reminding the vast importance this project has for CECE and calling all interested parties to contribute.
The Results presented at the CECE Congress 2018
The results of the project are going to be presented at the Technical Forum of the CECE Congress 2018 in Rome. Davide Meinero, managing director at Innovation and Development Consulting, will make a presentation of the main findings of the project.