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Episode 5: How technology is really impacting construction's landscape with Nathan Marsh

Featuring:
Nathan Marsh, Chief Digital Officer at Turner & Townsend

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Summary:
In episode #5 of Construction Talk, Nathan talks about the perfect storm of society embracing technology and the tech itself getting increasingly capable. 

Nathan gives fascinating insights on construction data security, strategies and getting data right while covering a range of subjects that you will want to hear about. 

Our Speakers This Week

Nathan Marsh
Nathan Marsh

Chief Digital Officer (CDO)

Turner & Townsend

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Nathan Marsh

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Nathan Marsh

Chief Digital Officer (CDO)

Turner & Townsend

In his role as Chief Digital Officer, Nathan works with leaders and colleagues from Turner & Townsend across the world who are committed to making improvements to business transformation and infrastructure programme delivery, through the use of smart and resilient digital systems and better quality, more insightful and well secured data. He has over 25 years experience of successfully driving economic, social and environmental value creation across PE backed, FTSE listed and international businesses.

Peter Haddock
Peter Haddock
Host 
Construction Talk

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Peter Haddock
Host 
Construction Talk

Peter Haddock is a journalist, influencer content creator and communications professional with over 16 years' experience in the construction sector.

He runs Content With Media and is a correspondent for Construction Manager, Earthmovers Magazine, Plant and Civil Engineer and other titles in the industry.

Time-stamped highlights:

[00:54] Nathan introduces himself  

[01.59] Technology is taking over society and the workplace 

[02.40] A recognition in construction about security 

[02.53] Feeling the purpose behind rolling out technologies 

[04.22] We must get data right with the best strategy 

[05.05] We need to see data strategies normalised across major programs 

[06.53] Partnerships and digital rehearsals, modelling and twins 

[09.18] Work on the same version, at the same time, in the same place 

[12.37] Why digital permutations and real-time data help you succeed 

[14.40] Gaming technology has been repurposed for construction 

[16.23] Decarbonisation will be hard without digitalisation due to the complexity 

[18.22] What’s getting Nathan excited about the future (robots included) 

[20.36] Digitalisation is only there to support people, not the other way around 

[23.31] Looking to the future: a duty to upskill and digitalise our workforce 

[24.58] Construction is a hot sector and we can learn from other sectors 

[27.45] Figuring out the right mix of experience as part of our skills strategy 

[26.04] Guidance to help SMEs overcome their challenges  

[27.45] Great to see government mandates helping SMEs on projects 

[29.12] Nathan and Turner & Townsend are working on exciting projects right now 

[30.24] Nathan and Peter sign off from the podcast 

Links mentioned in today's episode:

Turner & Townsend
www.turnerandtownsend.com/

 

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