Research has shown that Britain’s infrastructure sector has suffered following ten years of austerity. Indeed, the UK has now committed to investing £29bn in our road network and £48bn in our rail network.
Large companies are prioritising digitisation of the design, build, maintainance and operation of our built environment – to reduce cost, reduce overheads and remove people from risk. Meanwhile the UK Government is committed to supporting this new way of working – via the National Digital Twin – and actively investing to catalyse transition.
All of this means the focus is on developing algorithms and increasing automation to extract data. The technology is out there: intelligent systems to decide what to do; tools to confirm work is done.
But they rely on high-quality data, at national infrastructure scale. This data will be captured by cars, aircraft, satellites, and by drones controlled by companies like sees.ai.