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If you’ve heard of Bitcoin, then you’re sort of familiar with blockchain. Blockchain is the online secure ledger for Bitcoin. But Blockchain has more versatile uses than simply keeping a ledger for cryptocurrency, and with it, the possibility for whole new opportunities for the construction world.
Digitized jobsites are inevitable. Making the transition to digital isn’t easy, and it can be overwhelming, so we’ve broken it down into parts. Much as humans have basic needs for survival, the construction industry has basic technological needs that require nurturing before escalation.
According to Construction Executive, big data has tremendous opportunities for construction. “…as much as 35 percent of the total cost on a construction project goes to material waste and remedial work…” meaning big data can reduce this waste by revealing areas to improve efficiency.
Your IT department has it’s hands full managing a multitude of tasks, so it’s important to prioritize what tasks your internal team MUST accomplish and look at tasks that take up more time than they’re worth. Those are the tasks you’ll want to outsource. Instead of having your IT department handle administrative tasks like sourcing internet for a new jobsite or dropping everything to deal with outages, hire someone to manage that for you.
Often, construction companies choose to follow big-name ISPs for connectivity solutions simply because the choices seem limited. But these solutions are not typically turn-key options, which means you spend more time managing your own connection rather than leveraging it to its full potential.
Construction is only one of the industries utilizing technology to improve work processes, but the applications for this industry are seemingly endless. AR and VR have the potential to reduce delays due to rework, improve estimation, and synergize jobsite relationships through transparent communication between all stakeholders.
Getting a construction site prepped and ready to service your crew requires a lot of work, time, and resources. There’s a long list of requirements to be met, often before you even begin to consider technology. Your teams need to leverage the tools you’ve invested in to expedite and improve the building process.
Saving time (and money) is a top priority that can be helped with technology, but failing to establish a reliable connectivity solution can be a huge time suck.
On a construction project, high-quality work is first and foremost, according to 74% of managers. Rework is costly and time-consuming, and as with all projects, staying on time is the bane of any project manager’s existence.
Fortunately, with the implementation of lean construction methods, time waste decreases and quality improves. There’s less overproduction, waiting, inventory, and faster exchange of information and materials.
Construction projects are complex. You have contractors who need to coordinate, timelines to manage, materials to track, and budgets to maintain. On top of that, most of the teams who collaborate with each other may not use the same programs, applications, or software to track, create, or store their data for a project.