Future State, Aurecon

Future State

Our digitally connected future is here

We are experiencing profound shifts in how we work and how our environment works around us. Our digital world is about more than sensors and IoT – it is about bringing together multiple technologies into a connected and responsible environment.


Integrated and comprehensive solutions allow us to gather data, generate multiple scenarios, extract detailed insights and communicate through diverse forms of media.


At Aurecon, we’re using digital technologies to work with asset owners and stakeholders to create better but more affordable infrastructure, making ownership more efficient and capital expenditure decisions more informed.


Welcome to the future state. 

 The future is here, come in and touch it.


Digitising the estate
What if you could:
  • Get a machine to learn how to halve your energy consumption?
  • Improve emergency management through asset optimisation?
  • Reduce your portfolio expenditure through using real-time data?
  • Extend the life of your asset base by understanding and predicting when failures will occur?
  • Prioritise capital investment using predictive analytics?
Digitising your estate provides a digital profile of existing and real-time asset behaviours that can be used to optimise business performance. This digital twin can provide opportunities to detect physical issues sooner, predict outcomes more accurately, and drive greater value through assets now and into the future.
Pedalling Immersion
For years, we have designed all manner of things but delivered these designs through just a few means.

We can now share our designs through immersive experiences in virtual, augmented and mixed reality tools.

At Aurecon, we are passionate about cycling, so we thought, why not design and test our key cycleways on a bike?

Come and join us for a ride!
Information. Connected.
Just like you, we need access to technology to enable our teams to work smarter. We also need to be able to visualise, collaborate and dynamically update our designs to engage with our clients. If we can’t always find the digital tools we want, we build our own.

Here are a few of our favourites:

Field Force is a mobile application that enables us to capture information from anywhere using customisable forms and automation.

Drawing Box came from frustration in accessing drawings and documents while at project sites. Using a QR code installed on an asset, we use Drawing Box to access digital drawing repositories and document databases, either stored locally or in the cloud.

Viz RT is our flagship interactive 3D visualisation and Virtual Reality platform. At the cutting edge of emerging visual and digital technologies, VizRT enables multi-user interaction by bringing together sources of design and contextual information into one digital experience.

SwipeEngage takes the simplicity of Tinder to the complex environment of user engagement. A mobile app, SwipeEngage enables us to create very simple, engaging and fun ways of working with stakeholders to ask questions about proposed designs and options.

Propeller is our platform to incubate ideas and foster innovation across teams and businesses. It provides an open space to propose, grow and critique ideas among peers.
It's all in the data
Data is the new oil, or so they say. Making sense from data, and gaining real insights through it are essential to continuously improving and understanding business needs into the future.

Our Digital Insights group have a particular focus on machine learning and advanced analytics. Beyond simply exploring concepts in these fields, they are working with domain experts across the business in delivering new types of value to our clients.

From saving energy in the operation of complex facilities, to recognising features and patterns among millions of images, come and gain some insights into emerging possibilities…!
More is different
As designers of the built environment, we are just beginning to use computational tools to generate and analyse information.

Rather than replicate and automate old techniques like drafting, computation allows us to explore the complex relationships between design drivers. Through this exploration we can understand design problems and iteratively test the forms we design, the materials we build with and the performance we demand from our buildings.

Our Computational Design network spans our markets at Aurecon and are helping change how we deliver projects like the West Gate Tunnel in Melbourne. Our experts will take you through two computational models which are being used to deliver across disciplines.
Building sciences
We often take our daily experience of life for granted, but in every moment, there is a plethora of forces controlling our lives. The air we breathe, the vibrations and noise around us, the wind, rain, and humidity all impact on our comfort, safety and productivity. These human centric aspects are increasingly becoming design drivers in Buildings of the Future.

Aurecon's national building sciences team, located in Adelaide, rigorously analyse physical phenomena by combining real-world experience, state of the art research and leading digital tools to solve problems that have previously been unaddressed.
Once upon a time said the engineer
We can only collaborate effectively when we understand fully. Using visual mediums, we can create a sense of place that provides a common basis for engagement and conversation. We use technology to augment our technical expertise, and to help our engineers share their stories.

We are so serious about storytelling, that in February this year Aurecon acquired market leading digital agency, Studio Magnified.

Now called Unsigned Studio, we offer a completely new capability combining storytelling, art, design and code to create memorable human experiences that communicate, inform and engage.
New Frontiers
Delivering great projects, digitally.

Major projects such as SEA1000 Submarines, Auckland City Rail Link, Melbourne Metro, WestConnex and Rio Tinto Capital Project Portfolio do not get delivered using paper.

Engineering projects are increasingly complex, distributed and collaborative, requiring a complimentary digital platform that supports both rigorous delivery and iterative design.

We create digital collaboration platforms that drive transparency, automate key processes and digitise all aspects of project delivery, while facilitating the ongoing injection of emerging technologies and innovation through human-centred design.
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