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  • Last Updated : 13 Sep, 2021
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Technology includes Mobile Apps, Scanners, Drones, and much more which if used knowledgeably fulfill many practical purposes of the construction industry. You may now think about what purposes the construction industry nurtures or deals with! They would be field measurements, accessing or editing the data of the workers, or tracking the physical condition of a worker. And to fulfill such a purpose, technology has come forward with fewer ways through which the construction industry can be reshaped with accuracy and efficiency. 


Let’s take a look at those ways and analyze how well the construction projects can be tracked and managed through the latest advancements in technology.

1. Mobile Devices & Apps to Access, Edit, and Share Construction Project Information

Devices such as Mobile phones, tablets if used well by the construction industry facilitate accuracy and efficiency. This is because the workers may not only access but edit as well as share the information related to stakeholders and the accountability of field staff. Moreover, all or any of those applications can access cloud servers with which server uptime and availability of resources isn’t a big concern. Besides, they are supporting collaboration and project work simplification, so that the construction sector can plan and schedule their processes in a simplified manner. What else is needed now for saving hundreds of hours while organizing and automating critical files of construction so that one need not shuffle the older reports repetitively?

2. Laser Scanning will be Performing Field Measurements

Laser Scanning (three or two-dimensional) can usefully capture the information of construction sites point-wise. As per the analysis of POB Magazine, the market value of Laser Scanning (particularly Three-Dimensional) may exponentially grow up to 10 billion dollars by the year 2024. Thinking if you or the workers may utilize the potential of this amazing scanning technology well! Yes, its basic designs can save cost overheads while fielding measurements are modeled for different case studies of construction. So, if you want to learn every particular aspect of construction through this technology, then it will not be a slow adopter either for your company’s projects or personal construction projects.  

3. BIM will Scale and Enhance the Production of Construction Workers

BIM implies making the foundations of construction processes stronger. Its full form is Building Information Modelling which incorporates well cost-effective and scalable designs promisingly enhancing the quality and quantity of production. Indeed, if you are working in a construction company and your colleagues or stakeholders fail to understand interruptions at the site, BIM will ensure that it resolves all the issues related so that every member can collaborate with the same enthusiasm and motto. In other words, such modeling is transforming the ways construction outcomes are perceived in real-time so that contractors or managers walk well through the designs and ongoing construction activities without any hesitations or confusion.

4. Big Data and the IoT for Better Quality Control and Delivery

IoT, Big Data if experienced by the construction industry will reciprocate growth and unlimited productivity. With IoT, it is much flexible to enable preventive maintenance of the constructional assets since it is possible to predict the catastrophic failures of assets, and hence, they can be prevented from unexpected failures which are somehow related to quality control. On the other side, Big Data will ensure if the construction processes and the deliveries associated are assured without deteriorating the health of employees working for the construction industry. Therefore, it would be a mistake not to leverage Big Data (as well as IoT) as a transformation through which constructional solutions are extracted wisely and preventively.  

5. Drones are Capturing the Location for Monitoring Construction Workforce

Drones – do they really capture the location with accurate longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates? Exactly, they are equipped with high-definition tracking functionalities through which managers or higher authorities of the construction industry can pinpoint well the accuracy of the pictorial view of the current or futuristic construction sites. Besides, one may expect commendable workforce monitoring with Drones since they process well, the spatial data of buildings or bridges in a durable and portable manner. Henceforth, workers performing certain tasks related to construction may either be reorganized or tracked precisely through drones like DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2, DJI Air 2S, Ryze Tello, and much more!!  

6. GPS Tracking can Redeem Instant Data About the Equipment & Field Conditions

GPS Tracking is augmenting well the field conditions and data of the constructional equipment in an instantaneous manner. Reason?? This type of tracking uses communication with the satellite systems which marks the coordinates by triangulating the current position. Now, the coordinates may either be of equipment or the construction field solely capable of amplifying the revenue of the construction business anywhere, anytime. It is actually reshaping the construction industry as you can keep an eye on EQUIP., field COND. without looking around physically for them. So, if you have a doubt if theft prevention or data redemption is possible via GPS tracking, then it won’t be lasting longer as this tracking neither supports delays, nor the risks related to data of construction sites or heavy equipment surrounding them.  

7. Wearables can Provide the Best Visualization about Const. Workers Movements  

Wearables are available in many forms in the current era. Either we talk about Bionic Suits, Smart Work Boots, Smart Helmets, or Sensors, all of these monitors every movement of the construction workers. Curious to know-how! They can visualize well the body temperature, biometric signs, and current location of a worker somewhere contributing to not only their safety but efficiency too. Furthermore, it is possible for such wearables to sense the motion on a real-time basis by taking a clear and creative snap of the day-to-day activities of the workers and the construction sites which one may synchronize later through devices or computers. On an overall basis, these wearables have offered convenience and usefulness to the innovative construction sector with a guarantee of tracking short-and-long-term progress.

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