“At our yards, we still have a long way to go in terms of digitalization,” realizes Tom Hoogmartens. “We’re going to start using digital plans, plans on tablets, measuring as much as possible digitally, setting out digitally and so on. The challenge here is on a human level.
Because our workers, foremen, site managers and project leaders have sometimes worked in a certain way for decades, it is not obvious to let them digitize. In the beginning, a new way of working always feels like an extra burden. That feeling can only change by carefully mapping out how work is done today, what can be improved by digitizing, and what the beneﬁts are for people. They need to experience those beneﬁts themselves, and they need to be trained well.”