Have you embraced new technology on your worksite? Incorporating today’s tech can improve productivity and efficiency, as well as provide a multitude of data to help you improve the conditions of a project.
Here are some of the industry’s coolest new technologies:
More and more drones can be found on today’s construction sites. Drones allow you to complete accurate site surveys with ease, providing you with tons of data in a limited amount of time. Sites can be mapped out, progress can be monitored, conditions of the site can be noted, all using a drone.
Geofencing is one of the newest emerging technologies to be incorporated into the construction industry. The technology can be used to keep track of equipment (using GPS), as well as monitor who has last operated a piece of equipment, the hours used on a particular project of a certain machine, as well as fuel levels. The data from geofencing can be used to reduce idling time, demurrage costs, in addition to machine down-time.
Cloud computing uses remote servers hosted on the internet to store and manage data; it’s a great addition to the construction industry. Not only does it provide you with the flexibility to access a project’s data remotely, it can save costs. With cloud computing, you don’t need to worry about server management, or backing up data.
From smart hard hats to vests to safety goggles, wearable technology has begun to infiltrate the construction industry. Utilizing this technology can result in safer, more productive worksites with increased efficiency.