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Boost Productivity for Your Construction Business with Technology

By Paul Fitzgerald for America's Backbone Weekly

Emergent technologies are likely to have a major impact on how construction companies operate. The overriding view is that these new tech methods, particularly those that include location and status data devices and construction estimating software, can help increase production, leading to a stronger likelihood that projects will be on time and within budget. The cumulative effect of cutting edge technology can give assurance to present and future clients that reliability is at the forefront of evolving construction techniques.

High Tech and Construction: It's Here and It's Not Leaving

Sage Construction, a popular online and engineering publication, estimates that 93% of construction contractors now rely on mobile technology as part of their central on-site operations. So, the issue is not whether you need to use new high tech solutions but how they will increase productivity when used properly. For example, savings can be derived by better organizing and coordinating transportation companies that are working on the same worksites or jobsites with fleet tracking apps. Owners can trace where their drivers are situated and whether they are maximizing space allotments through these tech solutions.

Construction logistics companies are trumpeting their ability to let their clients stay on top of the status of construction material deliveries, allowing for accurate real-time decisions to be made at the physical construction site. Trimble's app, for instance, allows oversight of the mobile workforce to an extent not previously envisioned. Collaboration and cloud apps, such as Procore and Synchroteam, enable employees to interact effectively regardless of their respective locales. Successful coordination saves on project downtime by maximizing internal communications and increases productivity and efficiency. Tablets are a preferred choice among construction professionals, namely because of their mobile and visual utility on jobsites.

Tech has Practical Roles to Play for Your Construction Business

Electronic processing is a new area that is allowing construction business owners to declutter their files and deal with the onslaught of forms that are a necessary part of the business. In addition to helping overall construction management, construction bidding software are now available, such as Co-Construct, Quick Bid, and STACK Estimating. which address specialized types of construction contracting businesses, such electrical and low-voltage work.


The improving marriage between the construction industry and high tech applications has produced a stunning array of wireless software that includes time card management, wireless delivery management and work order forms. This matrix of technology is helping link all components of the construction ecosystem.

Conclusion

Helping construction business owners use inspiring and practical new tech solutions will increase productivity and efficiencies. These high tech remedies address evolving challenges faced by the construction industry and offer cost-savings that boost the bottom line.

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