Industrial construction is undergoing a massive shift in the way projects are managed. Traditional methods for project management include spreadsheets, sticky notes, and printed pdfs among other manual and disparate processes and tools. The industry is one of the last major sectors to adopt modern technology for managing tasks, teams, goals and projects.
This list highlights the top three technology changes that are affecting industrial construction for the better.
- Construction Software
Software to manage projects from concept through commissioning are gaining a lot of traction for obvious reasons. From collaboration, automation and visibility software is enabling teams to increase productivity and ultimately bottom lines. Saving time through the use of software greatly increases project performance by keeping teams on schedule and on budget.
2. Building Information Modeling (BIM)
More than just technology, the foundation to which work package is approached is being taken over with BIM technology. According to Autodesk BIM is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure.
3. Cloud-Based Software
The need for a cloud-based software in the field and on the job site is immense. Observations in the field are typically collected and communicated manually, making reports and data obsolete by the time it reaches the appropriate stakeholder. Solutions like O3’s ONTools provides real-time observations through the use of tables and provides reports in a digital dashboard. Information is automatically collected and updated. Live feedback is critical for the accuracy of tool time insights and ONTools does just that.
While these trends are popular right now in industrial construction, there are many other shifts taking place. The digital transformation has begun and is now more than ever important for construction to adopt or get left behind.
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