By Anirudh Singh Chauhan
Amid the conundrum of ‘Digital India’ and technology penetration at the grassroots levels, the strategic construction and infrastructure industry of India remains ‘Digitally Immature’. While technology transformation is on its way, the rate of adoption is abysmally slow.
Digitisation and automation of the construction sector of India is a long-overdue phenomenon. Despite the willingness of the construction professionals, challenges such as skilled operators and attached costs keep them from embracing technology. Though construction companies across India are prioritising the digital makeover, a lack of digital maturity and absence of a clear digital road map is keeping the industry from harnessing the benefits of the transformation. A recent report by International Data Corporation, based on a survey of construction professionals across the globe, puts forth the clear picture in this regard.