Atkins predicts digitally driven COVID recovery in 18 months

There is general agreement that the world won’t emerge from the crisis within the same form, with the overwhelming majority of respondents agreeing that digital innovation is going to be increasingly important.

Atkins predicts digitally driven COVID recovery in 18 months
Atkins predicts digitally driven COVID recovery in 18 months

Atkins predicts digitally driven COVID recovery in 18 months

The independent market research organization Savanta ComRes, on behalf of the Atkins, carried out the report ‘Infrastructure Insights: COVID Impact and Recovery’. It represents the first comprehensive survey of senior public and private sector decision-makers across different subsectors within the infrastructure industry. 398 responses were completed via virtual surveys during June and July 2020 and 8 in-depth interviews were conducted.

Report findings can be found here.  

There is general agreement that the world won’t emerge from the crisis within the same form, with the overwhelming majority of respondents agreeing that digital innovation is going to be increasingly important. It’s also clear that senior decision-makers want to see digital innovations from the design, engineering and consultancy sector to help support their organization during the COVID-19 recovery.

Clarity and confidence

According to a report by pbctoday, Richard Robinson, Atkins UK&E CEO, said that the findings set out in this report represent a compelling and powerful take on the sector and its path forward. He added that while it’s clear that they would like a finalized National Infrastructure Strategy to offer them more clarity and confidence, there’s an expectation for the private sector to intensify the utilization of technology and data to accelerate the recovery by building back smarter as well as better.