Update: Jason English , CEO, Al Laith was chosen by a panel of independent judges as the Construction Technology Leader of the Year in the Construction Technology Awards.
In our interview, he explains why technology is changing the way companies present project ideas to clients
This includes ideas such as using gamification or virtual reality to put across ideas, and setting up a studio to conduct interviews and keep communication going between Al Laith and clients. “Where it might have started off in the old days with a tender pack and a couple of 2D drawings, [moving] to some 3D renders and showing a 3D model and then visualised renders which have nice skins and aesthetics, we’ve now taken it a step further where we’ve built a computer game.” This allows characters within the game to walk around, showing off the project.
During our interview we also discuss Al Laith’s response to Covid-19, the growing use of Internet of Things and drones and why digital technologies are important for the construction industry.
Construction Technology Awards
Each member of the shortlist for Construction Technology Leader of the Year is a pioneer, visionary and role model in their organisation for digital technology adoption and success. They are a Senior Manager, Director or above from the construction value chain who has demonstrated how they have successfully impacted their organisation’s approach to strategy, planning and management of digital technology initiatives, have a track record of innovation, and has delivered at least one exemplary technology implementation/initiative under their leadership.
The Leaders in this list have positively impacted the organisation’s strategy, planning, management processes or investment decisions, and successfully collaborated with internal and external stakeholders to achieve impressive project results.
The winner will be announced on Wednesday 2 June, on the second day of the Construction Technology Festival, taking place in Dubai. Find out more here.
See the full shortlist for Construction Technology Leader.
Main interview video editor: Kieran Popovski-Jones