Technological improvements have impacted just about every industry imaginable. Most stakeholders in the construction industry have seen this, and understand that growth depends on the adoption of various high tech tools. Still, there are a few who are hesitant to implement the use of new technology, whether due to budget concerns or a preference to take the wait-and-see approach. No project manager or construction company should invest in technology just for the sake of having something new. Rather, each purchase should be dependent on the needs of the company or specific project. Here is a look at some technologies that are boosting productivity in different construction ventures.
Business Information Modeling has led to improvements in the construction industry since it was first introduced. It involves the use of modeling data to quickly determine the feasibility of various aspects of the project. In the past, 2D drawings were the norm, but 3D BIM models provide a more realistic look at project details, and the implications of any adjustments. This data can be made available to all members of the project team, improving communication and workflow. Teams can explore a number of different developments quickly, and make the necessary changes without a decline in productivity.
Apps and Mobile Devices
Mobile devices are now popular productivity tools due to their built-in data storage functions. This has been enhanced with the growth of the app industry, with software being created for every type of business and situation. Many of these apps are user friendly, so workers can learn about them while on the go. New productivity tools are regularly created for the construction industry to do everything from monitoring costs to inventory tracking. Information can be quickly shared even while the work is ongoing. Users now have access to more rugged devices built for use in these types of environments.
Every project relies on the timely delivery of materials to the job site, and some construction companies have their own vehicle fleets to manage. With GPS trackers project managers can know where vehicles are at any given moment. This real time tracking ensures that there are no project delays, and that if there is a problem they can respond quickly, minimizing downtime.
Steel Building Construction
Technological advancements in the production of steel buildings have helped to slash project timelines. These projects require less labor, so team management is a much simpler process. The use of technology such as modeling software has revolutionized the design of framing products and panels for improved efficiency.
Construction companies are expected to continue investing in new technologies that improve efficiency and productivity in their projects. This will not only prove to be cost effective, it will also increase profits and may prove better for the environment. Call us at 407-316-8544 to discuss ways to improve productivity during your upcoming construction project in the Orlando area or in other areas of central Florida.