Project Data Analytics Community Newsletter
November 2020

We produce this newsletter to keep you plugged into the very latest developments, building capacity and understanding within the project delivery community.

Project, Portfolio and Programme Management
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Closed or Open Project Data Systems?
02/11/2020 - By Martin Paver
An interesting article from our CEO on different approaches to tackle the data problem within projects. Read more ...
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McAlpine Uses Apprenticeship Levy to Boost Existing Staff’s Data Skills
12/10/2020 - By Construction News
An article mentioning the work Sir Robert McAlpine are doing on project data analytics, from the apprenticeships through to the Task Force and Data Trust. Read more ...
Project Data Analytics
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18/10/2020 - By Projecting Success
We produce this newsletter to keep you pluggedin to the latest developments across the industry. We are expanding this ethos by launching a new meetup format called Project:Pluggedin. At lunchtime on the 3rd Wednesday of the month we will be inviting developers and vendors to share the latest developments in solutions from across the industry. Cutting edge solutions that will help to inspire. Please help to support it. Read more ...
Project Delivery
Rise of the Platform Era: The Next Chapter in Construction Technology
30/10/2020 - By McKinsey
A really interesting post from McKinsey. This will be useful as part of the PDA Task Force solutions development workstream. Read more ...
Construction must evolve on from BIM to embrace digital twins
29/10/2020 - By New Civil Engineer
New Civil Engineer discusses the necessity for BIM to develop and embrace digitilisation, specifically the concept of digital twins. Read more ...
Academic, industry leaders to create national institute for AI in construction
28/10/2020 - By Construction Dive
A team of researchers in the United States has received grants and support from the National Science Foundation and the Discovery Partners Institute to establish a National Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Construction. Read more ...
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Procore Delivers Artificial Intelligence to Unlock Insights from Construction Data
27/10/2020 - By PRNewswire
Californian firm introduces an initiative to increase the use of data in construction and AI developments at their annual conference Read more ...
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How AI computer vision is helping construction projects go digital
23/10/2020 - By TechHQ
New AI and computer vision solutions are helping real-world construction projects go digital to offset inefficient project management and delays. Read more ...
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Smart Construction - AI Style
23/10/2020 - By IndustryWeek
SafeAI launches their autonomous articulated dump truck which will operate in a pilot project at a construction site operated by Obayashi Corporation in San Francisco. Read more ...
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National Grid venture firm seeding funds into AI energy startups Aperio & AiDash
30/10/2020 - By Power Engineering Magazine
The investment arm of global utility firm National Grid will stake $6 million into data analytics startups which use artificial intelligence (AI) to protect critical infrastructure such as power systems. Read more ...
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Booming AR industry can disrupt future oil, gas operations, says report
17/10/2020 - By Trade Arabia
Report into the adoption of Augmented Reality in the Oil and Gas industry. The AR market is projected to be worth $76 billion by 2030. Read more ...
How AI And Blockchain Are Driving The Energy Transition
08/10/2020 - By
Researchers have come up with a solution to make renewable energy more dependable: that leverage AI and blockchain technology. Read more ...
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Bombardier Launches New Digital Service for Predictive Maintenance
04/11/2020 - By
Bombardier has launched a new digital subscription-based predictive maintenance service for railway assets called EBI Sense. The service uses the IoT, cloud and machine learning to turn asset performance data into data that can be applied to their maintenance. Read more ...
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Rlys banks on artificial intelligence, data analytics to improve operational efficiency
03/11/2020 - By Outlook India
Indian Railways are investing heavily in upskilling it’s workforce in order to be able to leverage data to improve operational efficiency. Read more ...
Prolintas uses AI, machine learning in highway operation management
02/11/2020 - By New Straits Times
Kuala Lumpar based Highways operator, Prolintas, has integrated artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning as part of their highway management. This upgrade is the first of it’s kind in the country. Read more ...
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How Digital Twins Can Transform Track Maintenance
29/10/2020 - By RailwayAge Magazine
This article explores how utilizing digital twins can transform maintenance in the rail industry, and deliver a safer and more reliable service. Read more ...
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Motorists' smartphones may help highways bosses keep roads safe
25/10/2020 - By University of Birmingham
A new study has investigated how road quality data can be crowdsourced from participants mobile phones. The proposal is to use existing accelerometers in phones to measure ‘road roughness’. Read more ...
HS2 Trials Artificial Intelligence Solution to Cut Carbon Emissions
14/09/2020 - By HS2
HS2 is trialing a tool that uses AI to assess the financial and carbon implications of competing designs. This will lead to the implementation of more environmentally friendly solutions. Read more ...
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Edge computing and IoT sensors help cities plug a leak in water bills
30/10/2020 - By TechRepublic
A Texas company is using edge computing and IoT sensors to help cities modernize crumbling water infrastructure and inaccurate water meters. Tracking the health of pipes and water meters in real time helps cities catch water main breaks sooner and issue more accurate bills. Read more ...
Project Data Analyst Apprenticeship
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28/01/2021 - By Projecting Success
The next cohort of the project data analyst apprenticeship starts on 28th January. It is free for most companies. Read more ...
AI & Machine Learning
AI camera operator repeatedly confuses bald head for soccer ball during live stream
03/11/2020 - By The Verge
Commentators at an Inverness Caledonian Thistle game were forced to apologise to viewers when the AI operated camera began to track a linesman’s bald head, after it was mistaken for the football. Read more ...
‘Triggerless’ backdoors can infect machine learning models without leaving a trace – research
02/11/2020 - By The Daily Swig
Potential attacks on deep learning models by malicious actors are causing security services concern. Read more ...
The First AI Model That Translates 100 Languages Without Relying On English Data
19/10/2020 - By Facebook AI
Facebook blogs on their multi-lingual machine translation tool. It maps any pair of languages directly to each other, without having an intermediate translate to English stage. Read more ...
Data Analytics
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Is Edge Analytics the Future of Real-time Data Analytics?
03/11/2020 - By Analytics Insight
Report into how Edge Analytics can free up cloud load and the benefits that can bring to real-time analytics. Read more ...
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Docker for Data Science – A Step by Step Guide
18/10/2020 - By Dean Pleban
A really informative guide on how to user Docker for Data Scientists. Read more ...
Why Culture Is The Greatest Barrier to Data Success
30/09/2020 - By MIT Sloan
Review of the criticality of a positive data culture and how it’s absence is a barrier to success. Read more ...
Robotic Process Automation
How Robotic Process Automation Can Help Small Business
07/10/2020 - By
High level article from describing Robotic Process Automation and the every day benefits it can have. Read more ...
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How companies can overcome the content processing drawbacks of RPA
06/10/2020 - By Information Age
A dive into some specific drawbacks Robotic Process Automation can have with regard to content processing and ways to overcome them. Read more ...
Upcoming Community Events
Details for Project:Hack8 will be anounced shortly!
We have some great Project:Meetups lined up for 2020 across the UK. Check out details of upcoming meetups now!
In 2017 Projecting Success founded the Project Data Analytics CommunityIt is now the UK's largest community of project delivery and data science professionals. Existing purely for the benefit of its members, it seeks to push the boundaries of project delivery into a whole new realm. In lockdown we have transitioned to hosting webinars twice a month and online hackathons three times a year. For more information visit our website. To receive this newsletter directly to your inbox every month click on the button below.
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