The Gatton Research Facility will be equipped with new infrastructure, including climate-controlled glasshouses, a retractable-roof protected cropping structure and cold rooms with the latest controlled-atmosphere technology.
The global construction sector is set to reform by leveraging the options presented by the digital economy. With each passing day, cities and assets are becoming ever more complex. It is time to accept that ICT can significantly advance the design, planning, quality and cost of new infrastructure. The use of digital management can have a tremendous impact on the planning, development, management and maintenance of infrastructure. ITCs also can considerably augment the pace and precision of data collection. It will improve the mapping and modelling of infrastructure by making it much more efficient and cost-effective. It will mean huge benefits for the community as a whole.
Governments should carry out public procurements efficiently to ensure the quality of service delivery and thereby safeguard the public interest. Globally, more and more countries have moved towards adopting digital procurement systems for a host of benefits. The key benefits include transparency, an open marketplace for procurement needs and reforms in managing procurement activities.
Over time, as energy becomes increasingly digital with sensors, while also becoming more decentralized with energy coming from a local solar photovoltaic, wind, or microgrid system, users will have even more control and ability to manage their energy usage