2019 Giants 300 Technology and Innovation Survey
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On behalf of the BD+C editorial team, thank you for participating in BD+C's 2019 Giants 300 Technology and Innovation Survey. This research project is part of an ongoing effort by BD+C editors to report on the state of technology adoption and innovation initiatives at the nation's largest and most influential AEC firms. This 11-question survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.  

Sincerely,  

The BD+C Editorial Team (David Barista, Robert Cassidy, John Caulfield, David Malone)

What's your company's primary role in the design and construction of commercial, industrial, institutional, and multifamily building projects?
Where has AEC technology had the most significant impact on your business? Please check your top three. 
Is your firm using any of the following AEC technologies on projects? 
Yes, on all projects
Yes, on many projects (5 or more)
Yes, but only on a handful of projects (less than 5)
Yes, but we're only pilot-testing this technology
No, but we're considering the technology
No, we're not interested in this technology at this time
360 video/photos
3D laser scanning
3D printing/additive manufacturing
Artificial intelligence (AI)
Augmented reality
Autonomous vehicles/construction equipment
Blockchain
Data analytics/big data
Design computation tools
Digital fabrication
Yes, on all projects
Yes, on many projects (5 or more)
Yes, but only on a handful of projects (less than 5)
Yes, but we're only pilot-testing this technology
No, but we're considering the technology
No, we're not interested in this technology at this time
Digital twin
Drones
Exoskeleton suit
Jobsite sensors
LiDAR (light detection and ranging)
Mixed reality (e.g., Hololens)
Offsite/prefab construction
Photogrammetry 3D scanning
Real-time rendering tools
Robotics on the jobsite
Yes, on all projects
Yes, on many projects (5 or more)
Yes, but only on a handful of projects (less than 5)
Yes, but we're only pilot-testing this technology
No, but we're considering the technology
No, we're not interested in this technology at this time
Rovers
Virtual reality
Wearable devices
With regard to AEC technology adoption, do you believe your firm is ahead of, on par with, or behind your closest direct competitors? 
Which of the following initiatives has your firm implemented? Please check all that apply.
Implemented, and are still using successfully
Implemented, but no longer using
Exploring for future implementation
Have not implemented
Tech tools training
VR/AR lab/CAVE
Dedicated collaboration zones in firm office(s)
Innovation grants/seed money
Innovation competition/hackathon program
Developing custom tools/apps/products in-house
Maker spaces
In-house fabrication shop (3D printer, CNC, laser cutter, etc.)
Venture capital (VC) investments
Real-time project tracking/jobsite feeds
Implemented, and are still using successfully
Implemented, but no longer using
Exploring for future implementation
Have not implemented
Permanent offsite/prefab factory operations
What is your firm's "innovation conversion" rate? That is, of all innovation initiatives implemented at your firm (business- or project-level, etc.) within the past 24 months, what percent were successful and are still making an impact internally?
During the past 24 months, has your firm hired professionals from outside the traditional AEC industry? If so, please indicate the job function.
What is the single most significant AEC technology innovation your firm has initiated in the past year with positive results. Please indicate ROI if possible ($$ savings, % time savings, etc.). 
Of the following AEC tech strategies, please select your TOP THREE (3) with the highest return on initial and ongoing investment (ROI).
Name one AEC-related tech company or application that shows strong promise for the AEC industry for the near future. If possible, please explain why. 
Please provide your contact information for follow-up, if required. Thanks!