Construction’s somewhat tricky relationship with technology has been put to the test in recent years, as increasing demands, ever-tightening margins and a shrinking labor pool have all squeezed the industry. Nevertheless, more firms than ever before are turning to technology to build safer, smarter and more efficiently.
Construction companies often operate on thin margins in the first place, so any cost overruns over the course of a project are acutely felt. But technology seems to have an answer for most of these problems plaguing the industry which cut into its bottom line.
Even in the face of a worker shortage, construction is booming. Companies are now looking to technological solutions to shore up operations, increase efficiencies, and do more with less.
We’re ready to show you the difference between running processes like submittals and RFIs the old way, and running them the Procore way. Procore expert Mikael Reckley, formerly of Turner Construction, will be showcasing how technology can change the way you run your projects.
The so-called “cloud” is a series of state-of-the-art, geographically dispersed data servers that redundantly host your project information, and present it to your people in the field and office as clear, actionable information.
Jobsite recently spoke with David Alexander, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Microsoft’s Surface, about the Surface Go and how it’s helping construction workers save time and money all while offering seamless field-to-office connectivity.
Recurring building and roadway maintenance is a time-consuming and expensive part of construction work. If MIT’s material becomes viable for use in construction, it could save firms time and money on labor, in addition to its environmental benefits.