With the rapid advancement of technology, numerous industries are experiencing dramatic transformation. Construction industry players, in particular, have witnessed massive shifts towards digitization.
Connected construction technology, like Trackunit, is revolutionizing how we design, plan and build properties and infrastructure projects. In today’s post, we’ll explain just how this interconnection is transforming the industry.
Integrating IoT technology
Connected construction relies heavily on IoT devices and sensors to collect and transmit real-time data, from assets such as equipment and machinery to other things like tracking performance and providing insights that aid decision-making processes.
These IoT sensors collect the necessary information by attaching themselves directly to them to capture insights that facilitate better decision-making practices.
Increased communication and collaboration
Connected construction technology enables real-time collaboration and better communication among project stakeholders, such as architects, engineers, contractors, clients, etc., to enable better coordination, increased efficiency, and faster decision-making processes.
This results in quicker decision-making processes as well as quicker resolution times on issues raised during design or construction processes.
Improved safety on construction sites
Construction industry safety remains of great concern, with numerous accidents and injuries occurring on job sites each year. Connected construction technology enables monitoring of workers’ movements, equipment usage and environmental conditions on sites for increased protection against risks of accidents while creating a safer working environment.
IoT devices and sensors installed into construction equipment enable contractors to track productivity levels more closely in real-time, giving contractors real-time data tracking that allows for real-time analysis to identify bottlenecks, optimize workflow and increase overall productivity levels. This information may help contractors pinpoint bottlenecks while optimizing workflow, further increasing productivity levels and productivity gains.
Simplified project management
Connected construction technology offers a centralized platform to efficiently oversee various aspects of a construction project, such as scheduling, budgeting, resource allocation and progress tracking — streamlining project management while improving decision-making efficiency and streamlining project execution.
Improved data collection
Manual data collection on construction sites can be time-consuming and error-prone; with connected construction technology, data is automatically and precisely collected, allowing project planning and management teams to gain invaluable insights for better decision-making and more successful execution of their plans.
Virtual design and construction
Connected construction allows the creation of digital twins — virtual representations of physical assets used for design, planning, and simulation. This reduces the need for physical prototypes while streamlining design processes more effectively.
Real-time monitoring and maintenance
Connected construction technology enables real-time monitoring and predictive maintenance to help prevent costly breakdowns, reduce downtime, extend asset lifespan and protect budgets. This approach may reduce costly breakdowns while saving time and money on maintenance costs.
Sustainable construction practices
Through real-time data on energy usage, material consumption and waste disposal practices of construction projects, connected technology can assist in lessening their environmental footprint and promote more environmentally responsible practices within the industry.
Enhancing project delivery
Connected construction technology has the ability to transform project delivery by cutting costs, increasing efficiency and productivity, fostering collaboration among team members, shortening project timelines and producing better client results.
Connected construction technology has proven itself a game-changer in numerous ways for the construction industry, from increased safety and productivity, sustainable practices, and project delivery improvements all the way up to greater efficiencies through digitalization and connectivity, paving the way to enhanced efficiency and a sustainable future.