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Can 5G Enhance Construction Productivity with Real-Time Data?

By Construction Tech Review | Monday, January 13, 2020

5G networks provide excellent abilities that make them the ideal choice to convene a wide variety of requirements in the construction industry.

FREMONT, CA: To start with, the most popular technology dominating several industries is real-time automation in construction applications. It includes autonomous applications, such as robotic masons, welders, and cranes, that utilize data from sensors in real-time to boost particular actions. It is mostly used in mission-critical applications, where availability, latency, dependability, and security carry primary importance.

Since construction sites are complicated and are continually evolving environments, teams can depend on 5G to understand the activities on job sites in real-time, as well as to perform remote or independent construction operations. Blended with high communication speeds, it will help the construction work that is under progress to instantly access to data-intensive edge and cloud applications. Besides, it can also enable multiple users to interact with each other in real-time and indistinctly.

Even if reliability and trust are some of the key considerations in every IoT application, they are most important in mission-critical applications like the predictability of data delivery to robots.

Self-driving vehicles have recently gained a lot of prominence at construction sites, combined with data gathered and blended from a massive array of sensors, including structural health, waste management, location, GPS, and IP cameras. With the introduction of 5G, the information will tune into being indispensable as companies and cities superimpose other technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning, onto real-time data outputs.

5G can play a critical part in monitoring the health, location, status, and provisions of assets that include the following:

• Site machinery can make sure of operational capability, availability, remote, or independent construction functions.

• Site components can strengthen the coordination with projects, allowing the real-time reaction to changes, as well as updates.

• With the help of 5G, sensors can more effectively be implemented to enhance safety by tracking the safety compliance of individuals through smart vests, helmets, and shoes.

Autonomous vehicles, computer vision, RFIDs, BLE (Bluetooth low energy), and other digital tools can help in addressing the challenges related to various repetitive activities and the search for materials. The collected materials on its arrival can bring an enormous amount of productivity with much higher revenue outputs.

Real-time data, concerning the order status of materials and other components, manufactured offsite is essential to make sure that the project is ultimately running on time and benefiting the project managers and trade-people.

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