Transform your business with data for innovation.

Taking advantage of the data in your business means more than purchasing the latest technology: it also means investing in the right expertise and processes. As strategic advisers, we work with a wide range of building companies to create digital transformation strategies and roadmaps for leveraging data.

We collaborate with business leaders to create and implement smart, actionable plans that are customized to their unique goals, for example:

  • Process optimization and standards development
  • Improved quality control
  • Automating mundane tasks
  • Reallocating staff to high-value work
  • Integrating multiple sources of data
  • Analyzing data to make smart decisions
  • Among countless other industry-specific needs!

The common thread? Digital Transformation helps our clients work smarter to design, build, and operate better buildings.

We enable builders to leverage their data and capture the value it holds; gaining new insights into the performance of their buildings, productivity of their teams, and the experiences they create.


  • Identify market opportunities
  • Set clear, meaningful business targets
  • Define measures of success
  • Create and implement thoughtful strategic plans

We pair these tactics with Change Management expertise, guiding our clients every step of the way.

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Digital content management strategy supporting owner and architect coordination for a major retailer.

BIM standards and execution plan development for a state-wide healthcare provider.

Data guidelines and facilities data collection strategy for a multinational healthcare insurance company.

Roadmap to expand data-driven design capabilities for large AE firms.

Strategies across the Building Industry

Working across the building and operations industry, we are observing these areas of focus for each type of business we serve:

  • Architects – Integrate data into the design workflow and roll-out new technologies.
  • Engineers – Use data to improve performance and reduce errors.
  • Manufacturers – Use data to streamline production and deliver products.
  • Owners – Use data to make decisions about operations and future building needs.

Measuring Digital Practices

Proving Ground conducted an objective analysis of HDR’s architecture staff to measure technological competency and data literacy. The analysis included participation from over 270 staff member across 10 offices in 5 countries. Respondents were asked to rate their own capabilities and take a short exam related to the firm’s processes. The collected data revealed knowledge strengths and weaknesses in the current implementation of HDR’s digital workflow.

Proving Ground provided recommendations to HDR’s executive leadership which resulted in the positioning of new digital practice experts, investments in training, and the procurement of new technology to support growth in data-driven capabilities.

Digital Transformation Strategy for Architects - Example Report showing Staff Technology Assessment and Analysis - Data-Driven Design Capabilities


“It is estimated that today roughly 84% of digital transformation initiatives fail and only 1 in 3 change management initiatives succeed, with the number one cited reason being the inability to change behavior.

Nathan Miller, CEO

Read the full article:
“Get the Lead Out – Overcoming Barriers in Digital Transformation”

Presenting at Building Design + Construction’s Accelerate Live event in 2019.

Digital Facilities Management

Proving Ground was contracted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s facilities department to develop standards for BIM and data integration to support architecture design, construction, and operations. The object was to define ‘owner priority’ data requirements to be implemented by architects and contractors for the benefit of long-term facilities maintenance and operations.

Proving Ground developed a project execution plan template that defined workflows for model coordination and data delivery between owner, architect, and builder. Proving Ground also authored data standards that are to be implemented within Revit Building Information Models and used as the basis for systems integration by the campus facilities team.

Digital Transformation Strategy Example - Power BI Dashboard for Facilities Management - Track Maintenance Request and Building Health - BIM data merged with Real-time task tracking.

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