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Quality Assurance: How to stay ahead of the digital curve

With CH2M’s Digital Engineering in Quality Assurance report, you can explore the benefits and challenges of implementing quality assurance in a digital age, and take away actionable strategies to begin using over the lifecycle of a project.

To keep pace with our rapidly changing world, our industry is often charged to maintain and modernize infrastructure systems and assets to meet increasing demands and improvements to the customer experience. To meet this challenge, there is growing momentum to use digital engineering technology, like the intelligent 3D model-based process known as Building Information Modeling, where technology advancements propose that we can do more with less.

Many in the industry are upgrading existing delivery models towards a transition to a fully integrated BIM process in hopes of achieving higher efficiency. Infrastructure projects, like the London 2012 Summer Olympics and Crossrail, have even seen cost savings of up to 20 percent using digitized BIM processes.

As the industry steadily progresses toward digitization of services and products, the need for robust quality assurance is increasing as well. Recent reports show that production and consumption of data across all sectors, including infrastructure, is dramatically increasing. Experts now expect data production to be 44 times greater in 2020 than it was in 2009, and this influx of data will need to be managed in the coming years.

Thus, as contractors, clients and consultants, we must rethink the way we’re producing analog/non-automated flows of data and products in project delivery across the industry.

With CH2M’s Digital Engineering in Quality Assurance report, you can explore the benefits and challenges of implementing quality assurance in a digital age, and take away actionable strategies to begin using over the lifecycle of a project. From project inception to completion, these strategies will help you stay ahead of the curve and ultimately, create solutions to sustain, revitalize and advance the communities we’re serving.

Dividing his time between innovating the way we work and delivering projects in our rail practice, CH2Mer Dr. Ilias Krystallis thrives on the larger purpose behind our projects—linking communities around the world and advancing economic and social mobility. A civil engineer by trade, Ilias brings his over seven years of strategic asset management and BIM experience to some of our clients’ most complex infrastructure projects, helping them build and accelerate technology advancements that enhance the world we live in.

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Ilias Krystalis, PhD

Transit & Rail Technology Lead
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