New industrial construction technologies

Managing an industrial site requires a depth of knowledge, as well as exemplary organizational skills. All professionals involved need to clearly communicate their needs and progress reports. Integrating new technologies can significantly improve information sharing. Everyone involved in a project gets real time monitoring of progress and changes made. The technological tools available for industrial construction can serve multiple purposes. This article will highlight some of these tools and explain their benefits. 

Mobile Solutions

With the ubiquity of cell phones, a number of apps now exist to facilitate and speed up all stages of a construction project.

Some applications help establish better communication between project stakeholders. They can be used by customers, construction company managers, engineers, site workers, etc., who can quickly and easily share information. People involved can even receive notifications when a problem arises and when changes are made to the original plan. These apps allow users to share, in real time, a wide range of documents, including various models, survey data, and site photographs. Centralizing information makes it easy to trace problem history and suggested solutions. Decision-making traceability can also ensure a clear follow-up process and make it easier to identify responsible parties in the event of a dispute.

Drones

Using a drone on a construction site has several advantages. First, when planning the project, aerial shots and precise survey measurements provide a better site visualization. During construction, drones can generate quick images. This allows managers to document project progress and inspect the infrastructure for accident prevention. Data collected by drones can be analyzed to clearly locate hazardous areas. These photos can easily be shared with customers, which reduces the need for in-person site visits.

BIM (Building Information Modelling)

BIMs are digital models of a structure or a facility in the design phase. They typically include a 3D model of the building, factory, or other facility. Some BIM software will even allow you to include time and cost factors to get a “4D or 5D model.” This tool provides a better project overview and allows users to automatically save new data and share it with all parties involved.

Depending on the type of industry (food, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, plastic, production line, etc.), users may be able to run the following: self-diagnostics to assess the condition of production equipment, quality control for production lines, and simulations for manufacturing processes.

Modular Builds  

Many construction companies can now provide factory-made framing sections. This process can speed up the construction project and reduce the number of employees required to complete the work. Modular construction generally saves customers time and money without compromising on quality and the reliability of their investment.

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