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How Construction Technology is Changing the Way we Build

This “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” as it’s sometimes known, inevitably raises the thorny issue of how workers will be impacted by the industry’s increasing reliance on software and methods designed in part to mimic or even replicate jobs that, until recently, only humans could do.

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How Using Technology can Help Improve and Protect your Margins

Construction companies often operate on thin margins in the first place, so any cost overruns over the course of a project are acutely felt. These overruns can be due to a number of factors, including inefficient operation, equipment failure, last-minute changes and rework. But technology seems to have an answer for most of these problems plaguing the industry which cut into its bottom line.

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Surface Go Packs a Punch in the Office and the Field

Surface Go with LTE Advanced also helps reduce dependence on Wi-Fi at jobsites. For example, construction project managers can input real-time assessments and photos of contractor progress into their cloud system, sign off on completed work, and drive insights back into the company systems in real time without waiting to reconnect in the site office or back at home.

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How Technology is Transforming the Estimation Process

For construction projects of any size, accurate estimates are essential to protect profits, control risks and mitigate against blown deadlines. The estimation process is something of a tightrope. Too high an estimate could cost the company bids. Too low, and the profit margin disappears. It’s a process that has evolved with technology, and today, companies can deliver more accurate estimates faster than ever, which means more competitive bidding, fewer cost overruns and improved collaboration.

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Transforming Jobsite Data into Actionable Insights

Whether it’s collected or not, every construction project produces vast amounts of data. Every worker movement on site, every piece of equipment, every materials delivery—all give measurable data. By leveraging these and other data points you get from jobsite monitoring, you start to gain a better understanding of the process and can learn to identify areas for improvement.

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