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New Blockchain Capabilities Restructuring Construction Practices

Construction Tech Review | Friday, August 02, 2019

Blockchain has enormous potential in driving seamless processes in the construction sector.  

FREMONT, CA: The construction industry has steadily adopted many advanced technologies. The technology of blockchain has delivered substantial benefits to the industry. Its application can lead to many benefits, and it can impact many aspects of the construction process. To understand the utility of blockchain in construction industry, one must know what it is all about. Being one of the most capable technologies, blockchain has the potential to craft better and smarter construction practices.

Blockchain, used as the framework for cryptocurrency, has now found other viable uses in financial as well as several different industries. It is a peer-to-peer transaction platform that allows for decentralization. The transactions using blockchain take off the need for central organizations like banks. With the help of digital ledgers or blocks, blockchains create transparent records of transaction that authorized parties can access. These features of a blockchain make it a highly valuable technology.

For the construction industry, blockchain can prove to be a real game-changer. One can expect the industry to adopt blockchain at a gradual pace with the more prominent companies leading in the adoption process. Higher chances of errors and inefficiencies are quite common in bigger projects. A blockchain-backed project tracking system can significantly enhance accuracy and efficiency. Everything ranging from supplies to designs to transportation-related information can be made accessible for stakeholders with the help of a blockchain network. 

The provision of smart contracts through blockchain enables the transactions with specific structure and rules. These can account for real-time adjustments to schedules and streamline supply chains with the help of self-executing payments, secure verifications, and faster procedures. The construction companies are already taking advantage of building information modeling, which allows the creation of three-dimensional building models for projects. By adding blockchain technology to the mix, companies can enhance coordination among stakeholders.

Blockchain technology has real benefits that the construction industry should look to utilize. It can reduce costs and improve overall project management significantly.

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