The Innovation Challenge, now in its seventh year, encourages every employee to pitch concepts for ideas that address the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s impact on the AEC industry.
This year’s Innovation Challenge theme was “Forces of Change,” which prompted participants to explore innovative solutions that help the industry better respond to rapid changes and challenges. The theme highlighted the need to address evolving environmental, social, and demographic trends, such as decarbonization, urbanization, an aging population, and the demand for more accessible infrastructure.
While addressing these forces, employees were motivated to share their innovative solutions, contribute creative ideas, and work together to advance to the annual Innovation Summit held each year in Nashville, Tennessee.
The 2023 winners are Branden Leaphart and Wesley Hill, PE, for their innovation, “Process Automation Code Generator.” Their submission proposes a software tool to generate all aspects of code requirements in an automation project that is controller agnostic.