The construction industry is going through a tumultuous time. The number of projects, the complexity of the work and the duration of schedules is increasing at an unprecedented rate. Companies are expected to meet or beat project turnaround times and budgets offered by their competitors more than ever before. According to industry research, many firms are not keeping up with client expectations, with some large projects running 20% longer than expected and up to 80% over budget. Simultaneously, skilled workers are a rare commodity. Technology in construction attempts to make light of these shortfalls and improve the efficiency and efficacy of construction projects. We discuss.
Realtime Status Updates
The days of emailing someone on site from a remote computer are long gone. Project managers are currently expected to update executives live from a job site in order to keep everybody on the same page at all times. When project schedules, decisions and delays are updates via a live application, office and remote workers gain insight into project status in real time. Every department involved in a project have access to necessary information, which leads to greater productivity and transparency and faster results.
Lost minutes and hours can quickly add up to days and weeks of delays during construction projects. As one segment of a project must be finished before the next can begin, progress often grinds to a halt while workers wait for information or approvals. Automated technology in construction like work execution platforms create automated alerts, collect digital signatures and keep documentation updated. Team members can automatically be notified regarding updates that affect their job and manual processes like sign ins, change orders and safety logs can be kept in the same, central location. This all offers significant time savings.
When workers operate as individuals, tasks are delayed unnecessarily and errors occur. Nearly every process involved in a construction project relies on another process. Office workers must work with field workers throughout a project. Technology in construction, like mobile devices, greatly improve the quality and efficiency of communication. However, these must be augmented with processes that make real-time collaboration easier. Cloud software is often used to enable work management, facilitate communication and automate approvals and alerts in real time.
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