Reducing time and costs without compromising quality – this is still one of the biggest challenges in the construction industry. According to expert studies, large construction projects take around 20% longer than planned, which often leads to budget overruns. The Internet of Things can help contractors getting their projects done faster and more efficiently.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is an increasing technology worldwide and can also change construction work to the better. Since many devices are already equipped with sensors, the machine data can be continuously analyzed and saved. The data provides recommendations to contractors and their employees such as that they can operate a machine at lower power and thus save fuel. Because of such valuable information, the use of IoT enables more flexibility, security and targeted cost control. Maintenance work can also be better planned and machine downtimes reduced.
No downtime due to predictive maintenance
As long as the maintenance ensures that the machines and devices function continuously in the same quality, everything is fine, isn’t it? Not at all, because classic maintenance and maintenance strategies often take a lot of time. Due to spontaneous repairs, it is not uncommon for machines and equipment to fail, which in turn leads to an expensive construction delay. The solution: predictive maintenance that is based on condition monitoring and in which the condition of a machine or device can be determined using IoT sensors. The lesson is clear: only repair what needs to be repaired – IoT will tell you early enough. Because if construction machines are repaired on time, the likelihood of accidents is also reduced.
Promote employee health
There are many problems on the building site every day, but most of all accidents happen. To prevent them, more transparency regarding to machines, tools and the construction site itself would be beneficial. Presence detectors can already show in real time where materials or machines are located. If you are warned that a construction machine or a truck is passing by, you can avoid the danger in good time. Such information reduces the health risk for every worker and raises awareness for the environment. In addition, the sensors implemented on construction sites provide information about dangerous conditions, such as chemical leaks.
Asset tracking as a success factor
With using the right software, site managers have an overview of all machines, vehicles, consumables and raw materials. An important point is also the fuel consumption. With the new technologies, the fuel consumption and idle times of a machine can be tracked and as a result save thousands of euros. With the asset management system CloudSuite™ EAM by Infor, you can ensure that your projects are carried out safely, quickly and efficiently. Due to the powerful mobile function of the software you can also control your projects from anywhere and anytime.
Make use of the technologies and save time, costs and above all increase the safety of your employees. We are happy to help you to take your projects to the next level.
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