How Technology Continues to Accelerate Productivity in Construction

by | Aug 8, 2019 | All, Electrical, Mechanical

Many aspects of the Construction Industry have evolved within the last 100 years. The tools and methods used have revolutionized how things are built, allowing the possibility of bigger and better projects. Without the invention and implementation of power tools and other new technology, the construction industry would still be limited to what could be done by hand. Thankfully, new technology has offered a way to be safer, more efficient, and more innovative.

It is clear that technology has always played a pivotal role in shaping the construction industry over the last century, so why are companies still resistant to adopting new technology today? There is an abundance of cutting-edge technology being created every day, but few companies are taking full advantage. Products such as Mobile Apps, Software for Offsite Construction, and Artificial Intelligence offer an exciting opportunity for boosting productivity and efficiency throughout the industry. 

Check out a few of the ways technology is revolutionizing productivity within the Construction Industry:

Offsite Construction:

Offsite Construction is defined by The National Institute of Building Sciences as “the planning, design, fabrication and assembly of building elements at a location other than their final installed location to support the rapid and efficient construction of a permanent structure.”  This includes prefabrication and modularization which have had a significant impact on productivity within the Construction Industry. 

According to Dodge Data & Analytics, “some of the most significant productivity findings from prefabrication and modularization users include:

There are several reasons for this sharp increase in productivity. Some of these include better planning upfront, a consistent and predictable environment that is not susceptible to changing weather, a decrease in subcontractor scheduling delays and quicker fabrication due to the assembly of several pieces at once. By shortening the timeline of each project and increasing productivity, companies are able to take on multiple projects at once. As a result, companies are able to grow and increase revenue. 

AI & Machine Learning:

There are several uses for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning within the construction industry, all of which give their users a competitive advantage and boost productivity. AI offers a way to improve safety on job sites by analyzing data and identifying possible hazards. AI can also be used to track the location of tools around a job site so that workers can find them more quickly. 

Another important benefit of Artificial Intelligence is autonomous heavy equipment that can perform repetitive tasks at a faster pace than humans. The use of AI for these tasks allows workers to focus on other project demands. 

Software & Mobile App:

Software and Mobile Apps have been developed to assist with every aspect of Construction including project management, safety, scheduling, and preconstruction. Many of the Construction Software and Mobile Apps used today allow the entire team to access and update project plans in real time. Due to everyone having access to the same data, there is less chance for mistakes and rework. As a result, productivity increases and projects remain on schedule. 

eVolve MEP harnesses the Revit platform to offer a seamless collaboration for MEP organizations like no other software before it. eVolve MEP increases detailers productivity through pre-uploaded MEP content, automated spooling, automated hanger layout and many more helpful features! This ultimately saves the organization hundreds of hours of time and allows them to take on more projects while avoiding costly errors.

To learn more, check out eVolve MEP today, or request a quick discovery call to learn how we can help deliver industry leading software and services to your company. 

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