Urban Infrastructure is a critical accelerator for economic and social development. It is thus imperative to ascertain continuous growth of the sector in terms of project planning and execution. It is here that 3D design, engineering, simulation and implementation over a collaborative business experience platform carries immense potential to provide a single source of truth, thereby enabling them to design, monitor and execute in an efficient and seamless manner. The role of business experience platforms has become all the more critical in the current scenario that calls for the use of emerging and most advanced technologies that are both safe and contactless.
With an aim to address some of the key challenges faced by city planners, municipal corporations, infrastructure players and building construction segment and to showcase the capability and impact of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and VIRTUAL TWIN EXPERIENCE, we conceptualized and organized virtual event- The World After: Sustainable and Resilient Urban Future. The event offered insights on current and upcoming technology trends accelerating development of infrastructure projects in India.
experience for smart cities, large infrastructure projects and building constructions.
The key note of the event was delivered by Sylvain LAURENT, Executive Vice President and Chairman, Infrastructure & Cities Board – Dassault Systèmes who shared insights on the virtual twin experience and how city administrators can engage in collaborative planning and execution of infra projects, driving greater efficiencies through upfront construction simulations. Sylvain also showed how Dassault Systèmes could help assess the safety of buildings to contain virus spread and gave a global perspective about how the virtual twin can benefit countries at large via planning pandemic emergencies.
Independent Business Transformation Consultant, John STOKOE, spoke on The Digital Construction Revolution. He mentioned how we are on the verge of a new transformation revolution. Through its exponential growth and computing power, digitization embraces every aspect of our lives. Relevant data is key to future sustainability and certainty, he stressed.
Dr S Selva KUMAR, IAS – Skill Secretary to the Government of Karnataka, noted how the country’s rapid growth had led to a shortage of skilled human resources, despite the growing population. He also discussed at length, several initiatives taken by the Government of Karnataka to bridge the skill gap. This includes establishing Skill Development Entrepreneurship and Livelihood Department and setting up 12 Centres of Excellence in the state. He also highlighted that urban infrastructure projects are one of the ways for moving government money to the public, whereby it can be circulated, allowing the economy to improve faster.
The virtual conclave also witnessed a session on Transforming City, Building & Infrastructure with Dassault Systèmes by Simon HUFFETEAU, Vice President, Construction, Cities & Territories – Dassault Systèmes and Prasad PANDIT, CC&T Industry Process Leader – Dassault Systèmes. The session highlighted how productivity in the manufacturing world had almost doubled over the past 25 years. Yet, productivity in the construction sector has been lagging. In the present pandemic, 3DEXPERIENCE platform can play a pivotal role in managing the crisis by helping authorities take the right decisions.
And finally, the event featured dedicated break-out sessions with deep dive discussions about how Dassault Systèmes ’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform can redefine the three specific sub-segments in the Construction, Cities and Territories segment: Cities & Infrastructure and Buildings & Facilities.
This virtual event The World After: Sustainable and Resilient Urban Future is just one of the many initiatives in our long journey, which is aimed at ushering in sustainability, innovation, aesthetics and future ready approach in urban development.