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Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Will Transform the AEC Space

09 Dec, 2021

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data are the emerging technologies that are reshaping just about every industry today. BST Global is uniquely familiar with these advancements and presented the webinar “How AI + Big Data Will Transform the AEC Industry” to share our knowledge and help AEC firms around the world. 


Director of Knowledge Management Hank Tran discussed the unique opportunity AEC firms have to leverage these technologies and foster the data-driven consultancy of the future, which is built on project intelligence™ and powered by predictive analytics. He also shared real-world instructions on how to get this innovation journey started at your own firm. Head of Global Sales Brian Furr served as the event’s moderator. 

Some key highlights from the presentation included:   

  • “You must treat data as an asset. You need quality data in the right format to use it.” 
  • Think of this like Waze for projects. Signals are coming in from every transaction, and the models learn, inform and predict so you can course correct.” 
  • Data can come from any number of systems. For instance, you can model the makeup of teams; many are data-driven and you can see patterns. So, start by getting the data in order and then you can utilize to predict. 
  • Project intelligence™ can work for big and small firms, and is now available at a fraction of the cost.” 
  • “To get started, we recommend you pick a key metric, or your top three metrics, and identify the associated data set. Start small and go from there.” 
  • “Intelligent machine learning analyzes historical data sets to predict future project outcomes.” 
  • “The goal NLM can bset on a project-by-project basis.” 
  • “The model can still predict even if you are not using a resource management tool.” 

BST Global appreciates the opportunity to share our industry knowledge for the greater goodCheck out our Events page to find out where else we’ll be — we’d love to see you at some of our sessions!


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BST Global designs, develops and deploys the AEC industry’s first suite of AI-powered project intelligence™ solutions. Beyond our flagship ERP offering, we provide work management, predictive insights and resource management solutions to complement a firm’s existing ERP. More than 120,000 architects, engineers and consultants in 65 countries across six continents rely on BST Global’s solutions each day to successfully manage their projects, resources, finances and client relationships. With unrivaled industry knowledge, BST Global serves as a trusted partner to its loyal clients and remains at the forefront of innovation. For more information, visit