Middle East Consultant is a monthly publication and the only dedicated construction consultancy publication in the region. The February 2018 edition profiles HKA in the Middle East, following the official HKA brand launch in Dubai.
One question asked by Middle East Consultant was “What technology will have the biggest impact in the market?” HKA Tech’s Michael Konieczka responded:
“Advances in power storage will have the biggest impact. We will also see increased use and expansion of AR in the construction industry. Additionally, we’ve found that the need for collaborative tools for managing all stakeholders and increasing communication has been on the rise, and is becoming more embraced in the Middle East market. Through the use of these tools, we will see a greater desired use of mobile platforms and mobile apps to provide the necessary inputs for these systems.
“Wearable technology is a trend that is just coming into the market, and its use will continue to grow as the development improves. The industry is moving towards big data gathering and providing analytics for historical information, building performance and real-time reporting. The need to be able to report on all aspects of a PMO and the associated projects requires hundreds, if not thousands, of inputs from multiple stakeholders to provide the necessary analytics. This is being supported and driven by the increased acceptance of cloud-based collaboration platforms.” Read more