Innovative Technologies in Construction Industry
It`s not a surprise nowadays that technology rapidly changes all business industries. And construction is not exception.
Mobile technologies help construction companies work safely and more efficiently. There are 5 innovations in construction industry for 2015:
Wearable Smart Sensors – allow its users to secure the working process on the world of construction. The number of construction companies using these devices grows. Constructors put smart sensors in shoes, hard hats and other safety gear.
These sensors help construction owners to track and monitor the working process and the condition of workers better. For example watch sensors can monitor body temperatures and ensure workers aren’t suffering from heat exhaustion. These sensors also track how long did the worker work or rest.
Tool Tracking – with the help of this thing the constructors can easily track their equipment. Construction companies are outfitting their machinery, hand tools, and power tools with barcodes. So during the working day construction companies have the ability to track, manage and analyze all their equipment.
Drones – are the best way for construction companies to safely collect aerial photos, maps, 2D and 3D models, and other valuable data.
“The map comes to life on our dashboard, so to speak, and clients can do things like impose overlays of plans onto what’s actually been built, calculate volumetric measurements, and make annotations for themselves or to share with co-workers,” Skycatch CEO Christian Sanz tells Gizmag.
“Right now, drone technology is providing a competitive edge to the companies who’ve successfully adopted it,” he says. “They use their equipment and resources more efficiently, communicate better through accurate maps and data, and now have highly quantitative means of measuring their progress against their schedule. In the future, the construction industry will realize aggregate benefits such as a much better safety record and fewer projects that are completely late and off budget.”
Tablets – allow its users to save all the data needed in one device, replacing paper forms with mobile forms. Using file-hosting apps like Dropbox, builders can access virtually any construction documents from the field, including purchase orders, floor plans, site plans, selections, colors, etc. Moreover, superintendents can snap a photo of a problem area, write a note on it, and email it along with a copy of the plans.
Mobile apps –help construction business owners and constructors to manage and analyze their businesses with vast amounts of data at ultrafast speeds, and obtain valuable insights that can improve their decision-making processes. Construction companies are using big data to perform a wide range of tasks, from data management to pre-construction analysis.
Snappii offers mobile apps for construction which allow its users to process massive amounts of data at high speeds, enabling them to save time and effort, and focus more on the job site instead of IT. Anyone can use, create or customize the Snappii apps for construction without any coding skills. Mobile apps for construction allow contractors, service companies, salespeople and estimators to quickly create on-site estimates for construction and repair projects. Besides increasing company’s efficiency, optimizing workflows, reducing costs and lowering deployment risks, the apps for construction allow its users to speed up project estimation, improve data accuracy, eliminate paperwork, go green, and more.