Construction efficiency may as well be called project profit. Time is money and network downtime, and delays cause knock-on effects. If one trade is delayed that can throw off all the careful scheduling that allows you to deliver a project on time.
Experts predict that 2021 will be a year of reemergence and growth in the construction industry after a turbulent year of adjusting forecasts and changing expectations. The COVID-19 pandemic changed how the construction industry does business, from scheduling and closing projects to hiring workers to meeting with clients.
Higher than normal construction costs and labor shortages linger, pushing the industry to innovate competitive new ideas, including IT initiatives. Meanwhile, stricter regulations are demanding a reduced margin for error and waste.
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The importance of efficiency to the bottom line of a construction project cannot be understated. Yet more than 90% of the world’s infrastructure projects are either late or over-budget, says Bent Flyvbjerg of Saïd Business School at Oxford University. There are a number of factors to the delays, but the slow pace of technology adoption has compounded the problem.
The biggest change in construction efficiency will be team communication resulting in far less wasted effort.
Team communications tools in the Office 365 suite are becoming ubiquitous across all industries. The advantage of the construction project management as a whole is that using Microsoft Teams ensures everyone is always working from the most recent version with smart collaboration tools like Sharepoint. If you have ever had your team wasting time and effort emailing files back and forth, only to find out someone has been working off of the wrong revision, this is the solution that solves that ongoing issue.
The foremen working out of the office can still be connected to the team and all the documents they need securely and simply their phones. Mobile device management can be easily overlooked in the scope of managing a construction site. But, there is a good reason to be concerned if company information could be lost or stolen on the job site.
The construction industry has become a prime target by cybercriminals because of the large transfers of funds that are common with the industry. Edmonton recently witnessed Grant MacEwan’s great phishing incident where MacEwan staff directed 11.8 million in payments to a fraudulent account after a spear-phishing attack via email.
Microsoft Office 365 can help here as well with Endpoint Manager to secure, deploy, and manage all users, apps, and devices without disruption to existing processes. And specifically, tools for remotely monitoring mobile devices and communications like Microsoft Intune. A cloud-based business mobility management tool that helps organizations manage the mobile devices employees use to access corporate data and applications, such as email and company documents. Microsoft’s Integrated Security delivers an intelligent, unified enterprise defense solution that provides comprehensive protection against attacks.
Keeran Networks has familiarity with CAD software tools used in the building process including Solidworks and Revit that brings all architecture, engineering, and construction disciplines into a unified modeling environment.
During the building process, project data needs to be readily available for critical decision-making. Poor communication of building updates can result in a delay in project delivery. Learn how Cloud IT services improve construction productivity.
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