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Ci-iT: Change impact intelligence Tool

Company:

SKANSKA TECHNOLOGY LIMITED, Manufacturing Technology Centre, MOBIBIZ LTD, UNIT 9 LIMITED

Changes can be necessary at any stage in an infrastructure or building project. As well as yielding direct and indirect rework costs and programme
disruption, the increased material wastage and knock-on effects causing further errors and reworks make the post-project approval and apportionment of
change-related costs complex and highly contentious.
As well as contributing to low industry productivity and profit margins, this challenge presents a primary risk to collaborative project delivery.
In the context of the UK construction sector transformation programme, seeking increased pre-manufacture and technical complexity of buildings to meet
performance standards, the requirements to manage impacts, risks and complexity of changes are further increased.
Preventing introduction of construction innovations into live projects, the opportunity to realise disruptive construction-phase improvements and optimise full
lifecycle performance is restricted, undermining potential long-term contractual arrangements targeting increased collaboration.
The need for a solution for assessing the impact of change effectively (by having the right information) and quickly (by automating aspects of the process)
remains unmet, with fundamental technical and cultural boundaries between existing digital solutions and the intended communities of practice.
In response, Skanska and collaborators — the Manufacturing Technology Centre, plus SME’s Enable My Team and UNIT9 — have a vision to create the first
AI-enabled digital construction platform for data-driven change impact intelligence and management: Ci-iT.
Underpinned by a core knowledge management platform to integrate, virtualise and analyse unstructured data from multiple tools across the construction
management workflow, Ci-iT will leverage machine learning, impact models and a novel change envisioning layer to allow near real-time change impact
intelligence and visualisation. Facilitating open discussions with clients to enable rapid, optimally informed decision-making in collaboration, Ci-iT therefore
targets an increase in productivity, resource efficiency and overall innovation capacity across the construction industry.