The importance of technology in the construction industry.
Construction is one of the longest-standing industries, yet it has struggled to get good, simple technology on site. The industry has long been hindered by outdated workflows and disjointed communications, making projects inefficient. This is where the importance of new software becomes crucial to drive quality and productivity through the industry.
So what’s the best practice when introducing new technology, and where can technology really make an impact.
Best practice to introducing new technology
When it comes to productivity, project managers know that implementing the right software can help facilitate a more efficient jobsite. Productivity however can only be increased if the site team are using the software. Which is why it’s important that the software is simple, and that your team is trained to get the most out of it. While introducing new technology can have its challenges, the results are a more efficient and productive project/job site.
The key to introducing this new technology is to provide ample support and guidance to ensure the team is successful in using the software. Construction currently sees some of the lowest profit margins of any industry, which is why your success is so important here at Conqa. Conqa offers full onsite training and support to implement and ensure the successful use of our software on your project. Giving your team the knowledge and confidence to use Conqa will better communications and productivity on a project.
Where technology can really make an impact
Organising and distributing data has typically been a laborious process for construction professionals. With simple technology this can be streamlined. Project teams benefit from accurate data on past and current projects to help give an accurate idea of costs, equipment, and staff requirements, allowing you to improve productivity.
Keep your project on time
Having organized, digital processes can keep your project on time with everyone having access to all the latest plans and documents. Scheduling delays can have a domino effect on sequenced trades, and pushes back the timeline for projects to be completed.
Communication is key
Having a more collaborative communication strategy can enable your team to get the job done without having to request or manually leaf through folders of information. With the many parties on a job site, communication is important to avoid rework, errors, or delays.
Future of the industry
Technology can help propel the construction industry to be more efficient and collaborative.
Cloud technology keeps all your data secure and accessible, and forms a best practice approach to any construction project. Technology will help you increase productivity, efficiency, and can improve the data you collect on every project. This can give you insight into areas that need optimisation.