With construction waste becoming an increasing issue in today’s society, and especially for the environment, many construction leaders are scrapping to find solutions to fix the issue to help reduce material waste and save on costs. Construction IoT (Internet of Things) has become a new phenomenon in the industry, helping leaders utilize technology and construction data collection to enhance their worksites and workforce, creating better and automated solutions. Even with so many advances in construction technology, has it proven to be successful, especially when managing and improving construction waste outcomes? The simple answer is, yes.
Waste is a very broad term in construction that can be used for many scenarios and definitions. In this case, waste can be the excess of materials bought, overbooking labor force hours, and anything to do with overpayments on the original budgeted agreement for a construction project. According to McKinsey & Company, 98% of commercial contractors have reported that their projects experience types of delays and cost overruns and can go 80% over budget on average.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at how Construction IoT can assist in limiting waste on worksites:
Construction IoT offers a huge advantage when it comes to the current construction labor shortage and increasing hours worked by the workforce. In real-time using NFC badges, beacons, or BLE technology, managers can monitor and alert their workforce through specific construction workforce management software platforms, eliminating in-person monitoring and saving untold hours of manual labor. With real-time workforce visibility, understand trends of projects through construction data collection, allowing managers to see problems and obstacles arise before they become larger issues.
Construction IoT allows managers to track and monitor specific materials and shipments to worksites, creating and enhancing visibility into what is coming in and out of construction projects in real-time. Visually track materials on site, knowing exactly where they are going and they get there at the time they should. With this, construction leaders have the opportunity to make better informed decisions, save time, save money, and there are no delays.
30% of surveyed construction firms shared that over 50% of the data they’re collecting is bad – inaccurate, incomplete, inconsistent, or untimely. This then leads to budget overruns, changes in material orders, and rework. With construction IoT, “good” and “actionable data” has never been easier to acquire. Through NFC Badges, BLE Technology, and beacons, accurately asses in real-time how a construction project is performing. If there are discrepancies on site, construction IoT provides a “centralized source of truth”, allowing managers to accurately see obstacles and fix them before it becomes a larger issue.
Construction projects have many moving parts, complexities attached, and overall struggles when it comes to creating an efficient workflow. Construction Projects differ from one another, making it more difficult for managers to accurately implement a system that works per project. That’s where construction IoT comes in. With construction IoT, easily adapt to any type of construction process or workflow, creating an automated and simplified solution onsite that allows managers to access construction data in real-time. This creates up-to-date trends, information, and more for managers to act on and make better and informed decisions onsite, saving time, money, and resources. Let construction IoT do the complex work, and people focus on the job at hand.
With Eyrus’ construction workforce visibility platform, construction IoT is heavily involved in creating efficient and customized solutions for specific projects and workflows. With this construction workforce management software, Eyrus is ready to tackle any type of issues industry leaders are currently facing. Connect with one of Eryus’ proven construction leaders today on how we can automate and simplify obstacles you may be facing on your construction project now.
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