Chris joined the Esri family in 2001 and currently works in the Global Business Development team focussed on the Architecture, Engineering & Construction industries (AEC).
He is passionate about how Geography, maps and location analytics can be used to model the complexity and interconnectedness of the human, natural and built environments.
His work centres around Sustainability and how this holistic, geographic approach is helping AEC firms transform working practices to deliver infrastructure and communities that balance environmental regeneration, social equity and economic resilience.
He previously worked for government, education and private sector organisations as a technician, consultant, manager and lecturer.
What to expect during the event
The AEC industry faces on-going challenges in project planning and delivery – but many opportunities exist to improve processes and workflows to increase productivity, reduce errors and wastage, save time and money, and improve collaboration between stakeholders.
One such opportunity is the use of location information, maps and geographic analysis as an underlying framework for shared understanding, context, analysis and visualisation. Geography is the science of our world, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are being used to create digital models of the world around us. It is one of the few technologies that enables us to explore and understand the interconnectedness of the human/social, natural and built environments. This understanding is critical for successful delivery of built infrastructure projects.
GIS integrates with many other technologies and data sources – such as satellite/drone imagery, sensors, BIM/CAD/IFC models, weather/traffic/demographic data, project schedules, document libraries – and this integration using maps and 3/4/5D visualisations is helping project stakeholders to gain a more holistic understanding of projects and is improving the value of data and information as it passes between each phase of project delivery.
Information Management for Strategic Project Planning