Internet of Pings: How connected construction can manage better than ever

The Internet of Things (IoT) is not a new concept. In fact, it has been a discussion point for decades and the first smart appliance, a toaster, was actually connected to the internet back in 1989.

Property wise, many connected trends focus on inside the home – be it networked climate controls, security solutions or connected appliances. However, outside the home, the construction industry has been slow to adopt technology innovations.

 

Last year, the sector was found to be one of the least digitised industries. Alongside the fact that construction labour productivity has not kept pace with overall productivity, it seems the need to invest in technology to keep the industry running is a given. These tools are aimed at increasing efficiencies, reducing cost and ensuring, as much as possible, that projects run on time – so resistance to change seems nonsensical, particularly when this is one of the goals for large builders and developers...

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