Dodge Data Developing Project Analytics Dataset to Curb Project Uncertainty
Emily Pollock posted on June 13, 2019 |
Dodge Data is gathering project analytics data from project owners to help prevent problems in the future. (Image courtesy of Dodge Data and Analytics.)
Dodge Data and Analytics is launching a multiplatform effort aimed at bridging the communication gap between owners and architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals, including a predictive analytics dataset that will help anticipate construction problems.
The inspiration behind the effort is a study that Dodge conducted in 2014, where the company interviewed owners, architects and contractors on project completion satisfaction. There was a 300 percent difference between how successfully a project was completed and how successful the architects and contractors believed they would describe it. Dodge also found that everyone described the problems their discipline could contribute to as the least toxic problems on a build site.
“It’s like the blind man and the elephant,” said Steve Jones, Dodge’s senior director of Industry Insights. “They’re looking at the same project, but nobody has an idea as to whether the project works.”
Part of the company’s solution is a dataset on project problems and why they happen. Dodge has started reaching out to owners for project data: what went wrong that you weren’t planning for, how toxic the project was, and what advice…