Both the construction and engineering industry are excited about what technology has to offer. As technology startups come up with new tools and applications, the way construction companies design, plan, and execute projects changed.
With advanced software being available in the market, together with construction-focused hardware, and analytics capabilities, everything is becoming more efficient than how they were in the past. Such innovations could not come at a better time than now, and that’s why technology in the construction site is becoming more and more popular.
More and more construction companies are utilizing new construction technologies in their day-to-day activities– this includes the use of smart traffic cones, wearables, IoT, BIM, drones, and many more. However, most of their efforts are really focused on software tool specifically made for digital collaboration.
Essential Aspects of Construction: On-Site Execution
In this area, construction companies face a lot of difficulties, such as low productivity, delay in production, shipment, and machine failure. Construction technology has been looking for ways on how to resolve these problems, and they have come up with viable solutions for such.
One of which includes the use of tools capable of enhancing field productivity as it tracks crew deployment in real time– this consists of the number of active working hours for each worker. Likewise, there are also tools that monitor the workers through the analyzation of data coming from GPS and wearable devices, and there are those that require the workers to enter data about their location, activities, an hour into mobile devices.
These field-productivity applications ensure that companies would be able to manage the project effectively. Aside from that, it could also help with on-site monitoring productivity at the worker level. With one useful tool, all of these can be accomplished because even foreman would be able to obtain data based on actual project hours.
This is another tool that ensures on-site safety. A lot of applications organize tracking and reporting of incidents across different job sites, and this allows the managers to distribute safety alerts within the work site evenly.
As for quality control, there are a lot of applications that will enable managers to be able to inspect the remote locations through pictures and image tags, which also makes it possible for them to update and track their lists in real time. The use of GPS during construction projects, specifically the ones related to transportation ensure overall accuracy, and it also helps in avoiding costly mistakes.
Something like this is constructive in increasing overall efficiency and accuracy during on-site execution. Hopefully, shortly, more and more companies would help in creating autonomous quality control systems.
Stakeholders, like engineers, architects, and even foremen are starting to embrace technology even more because the latest innovation has made communication easier. Now, they can easily transmit information in real time.
No need to wait for days, sometimes even weeks, to deliver the information required for the project. Now, everything can be done almost instantly.
Indeed, technology is having a positive impact on the construction industry, and there’s a lot for us to look forward to in the future.