‘Far-reaching digitalisation is essential if the construction industry is to survive’

Digitalisation has an important role to play in solving the challenges of the construction and infrastructure sector. In fact, the industry needs to significantly speed up the digital transformation and make major changes. That is one of the conclusions from a talk show on the topic of sustainable digitalisation in the construction industry, which is now available to watch online.

The construction and infrastructure sector is facing a number of major challenges. By 2030, millions of new homes must be built across Europe and many existing ones must be made more sustainable, but the sector is currently lagging behind in terms of the infrastructure goals. In the Netherlands, for example, between 30,000 and 50,000 homes should have been made more energy-efficient by now, yet the current figure stands at just over 8,000. Digitalisation can play a key role in realising these ambitions.

In this latest broadcast available through De Nieuwe Wereld’s YouTube channel, journalist and philosopher Ad Verbrugge discusses the challenges the sector faces with two experts: Titia Siertsema (chair of the Dutch association of construction industry suppliers, NVTB) and Ron Saraber (partner at Contakt). 

This broadcast on sustainable digitalisation in construction is part of a series organised by De Nieuwe Wereld and INNOPAY on the topic of digital sustainability.

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