Construction services have changed drastically with the mass adoption of digital technologies. From safety to efficiency, technology is transforming the way DFW construction managers and workers perform their jobs. Here are the 3 most common ways that technology has improved the construction industry forever.
Construction Services Safety Technology
Technology has provided many advancements when it comes to safety for construction workers around the world. The first major advancement is the development of online safety courses that make it possible for employees to complete courses at home during their leisure. This allows employees to focus on work while they are onsite and focus on important safety information while they are at home.
Wearable technology is also revolutionizing the training and monitoring processes at modern construction sites. Wearable technology allows construction managers to monitor new employees on the job while they gain hands-on experience. From cameras mounted to vests to helmets, wearable technology allows construction workers to improve on time-honored practices with an efficient modern twist.
Digital Building Plans
While blueprints were once in only paper form, they have since become digitized on the modern construction site. A construction manager from ten years ago would be shocked to find large sheets of paper sealed up in plastic tubes replaced by smartphones and tablets. Today’s construction software applications make it possible to capture the complexities of any blueprint drawing on a responsive screen that goes wherever the user goes. It is possible to upload plans to a tablet, smartphone or PC for use anywhere and on the go. While portability, greater accuracy, and space saving are obvious benefits; digital blueprints are also environmentally friendly. As more construction companies adopt green policies geared towards eliminating waste and reducing the environmental impact of each construction site, digital technology is paving the way.
Like much of the digital revolution wrapped up in smartphone technology, some of the most popular digital blueprint apps can be purchased through the Android and Apple application markets. Mobile phones have come a long way from the bulky models of the early 1980s. Today’s mobile phones weigh far less than a pound and slip into a pocket, making them easy to carry around a construction site. It is also easy for workers to take snapshots of work to share instantly through text message, improving overall site efficiency.
Project Management Software
Project management software is designed to solve the age-old problem of scheduling conflicts and deadline changes. Project management software allows construction managers to trade their paper schedules for sleek and efficient digital dashboards. Project management software is more efficient than using a small calendar to pencil in new projects and make changes. It allows construction managers to keep track of multiple projects at once, and many programs offer the option of dividing projects into multiple construction phases.
Project management software is also useful when it comes to staying on a budget. Not only are organized projects more likely to stay on track, but they’re more likely eliminate waste as well. When each phase of a project is accounted for, it is much easier to estimate accurately which supplies will be necessary and when they will be needed.
Construction work is a growing industry, and we see this as an opportunity innovate your next project. Call (817) 473-0484 or click here to get your free modern design started!