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How Can Advanced Technology Help Prevent Project Delays?

By Construction Tech Review | Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Technology is playing a significant role in keeping track of the construction work as well as its workers. However, are all the enterprises adopting these technologies?

FREMONT, CA: Unanticipated project delays are one of the most costly and frustrating aspects of construction. However, keeping track of the project schedule is a crucial responsibility for a reputable construction firm. The finest building partners find out and address challenges to the schedule head-on, ideally before construction starts.

Utilizing appropriate tools for resolving complicated issues in preconstruction

The most costly and time-consuming place to resolve an issue is on the construction site, post starting the work. However, the general contractors who kept themselves updated with the technology and incorporated it into every aspect of operations have practical, data-driven benefits over other organizations.

For instance, electrical and mechanical systems, plumbing need a broad range of components and arrangements, which at times betray all together as anticipated. These clashes need work stops as the management team troubleshoots, asks for approval, and then waits for new parts to arrive for solving the problem. In this case, companies are advised to use clash detection tools as they make it possible to address the issues before they occur at the construction site.

Utilizing technology on the job site

Some robust tools like drones, BIM, and laser scans can be used to make forecasts, allocate data, and supervise progress on the job sites.

The 3-D modeling empowers the construction owners to visualize the flow of their active campus. Moreover, they will also be able to see where they are going to park their trucks and how they are going to keep their workers in a safe zone.

The next simple yet powerful example of technology, i.e., tablets and smartphones, allows speedier and more precise communication on the construction site.

Integrated cloud-based systems can be used by the owners to make sure that everyone included in the project are able to have a look at schedules, drawings, material shipments, and more all on a screen anywhere across the globe. This is a great way of saving immense amounts of time and enabling a clear and concise level of communication.

The bottom line

To remain competitive in the market, construction companies need to adopt advanced technologies as soon as possible. Otherwise, the lack of innovation can lead to the downfall of the company.

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