We’re slowly turning into a technology-driven world. In fact, even the construction industry has been gradually adopting the use of technology to improve overall productivity in the construction site. Here are some of the ways on how construction firms are using technology.
Technology made it possible for project managers to view the project digitally. With Building Information Modeling, the way contractors operate is slowly changing. It allows them to design, construct, and plan buildings accurately and quickly.
The single plan that lays the framework for how the project will unfold ensures that there wouldn’t be any problems during construction. For example, with pre construction, clash detection can be performed in a way where you’ll be able to observe if the air duct is running property or not.
With BIM, it will also help you prevent the additional costs often related to inaccuracy during the production process. BIM is also used for practical applications, such as staging a job site where thoughtful planning and preparation are essential.
The benefits you can enjoy from BIM doesn’t end here– when the project is already complete. You could also hand over a detailed model to those who are in charge. Gone are the days where you have to rely on blueprints whenever someone needs a reference. Everything can be accessed at a single click of the button.
In the construction industry, security should be one of the top priorities, especially for those who have to utilize several devices and use cloud-based applications for data storage. Due to this, there has been a rise in demand for security applications to handle workers who are using handheld devices to communicate with each other.
Fortunately, IoT technology, together with Big Data, could ensure that vital information is protected and safe from cybercriminals.
To ensure the success of the project, efficiency is essential. For the past few years, there has been an increase in the availability and demand for project management software. This software are compelling and could handle almost every kind of technical jobs, such as scheduling, bidding, specs, photo sharing and many more.
Another advantage that can be enjoyed with a project management software is the enhancement of collaboration. No need to manually send questions through fax and wait for answers. Now, everything is stored in a single system, and a single record is created for everyone to use. Due to this, transparency within the job site has dramatically improved as well.
Just like any other industries, even the construction industry is facing human resource challenges. To resolve this, more and more companies are turning to human resources; which are tools that could help during training, recruiting, onboarding, and asset management. This would allow the company to save time and focus on other essential tasks instead.
In fact, HR solutions standard in other industries are gaining better traction among construction companies, and inexpensive systems are now being utilized by smaller and midsize contractors.
These applications are perfect for construction companies that have to work in some locations and doesn’t have a significant workforce. Aside from tracking training and onboarding, these applications could also be used to monitor what’s happening on the job site and prevent accidents.
Contractors are now embracing new technology as it helps them improve job site safety. For instance, safety drones are used to survey the area. Back in the days, construction workers have to handle this dangerous task. However, times have changed; no need to put the lives of the workers at risk.
Aside from that, even traffic safety devices, like traffic cones are now embedded with sensors. These allow them to alert driverless vehicles, and those who are in charge whenever something unusual happens. The implementation of technology for better safety seems to be working well, as the number of fatalities has dramatically decreased.
Well-maintained equipment is crucial in the construction site. However, most of the time, workers fail to check the machinery, and this could lead to accidents. Yet, the use of inspection software, you’ll never have to worry about missed inspections again. Everything is done automatically and transmitted to project managers for assessment.