Visionary Integration: Jon Berkoe, PE, on Transforming the AEC Industry with Tech-Driven Strategies at ARUP

Jon Berkoe, PE named to Builtworld’s Top 50 Tech Adopters in 2021.The current built environment is confronted by unprecedented challenges to planning and delivering projects on time and on budget, which is why his passion is putting technology into practice to lower cost and reduce risk.
He’s led digital transformation initiatives at the executive level for one of the world’s largest AEC companies (Bechtel), one of the largest builders in the water industry (MWH), and one of the industry’s most innovative AEC technology solution providers (Synchro Software – acquired by Bentley Systems).
Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) principles, tools, and practices are essential to advancing the productivity and value delivered in the built environment – from design to construction to commissioning to operations. Jon has gained a tremendous amount of insight and practice in navigating the challenges to VDC success with agility and resourcefulness.
His strategy has always been based on customer value – outcome driven, team-oriented, and pragmatic approaches that encourage innovation while staying focused on key goals and constraints. But that success has been achieved first and foremost by building and leading diverse high performing teams across a wide range of business environments.

Show Highlight

  • Visualizing data results for effective communication
  • Change Management and Best Practices
  • Importance of success broadcasting for encouraging adoption of new practices
  • Excitement about connectivity of outcomes with day-to-day work processes
  • Potential future tools include robots, augmented reality, and virtual reality
  • Understanding the relationship between business and innovation.
  • Impact of small innovations highlighted in the AEC industry.
  • Organizational focus on creating value, efficiency, and sustainability

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