Construction has begun to embrace new technology that increases efficiency and safety. Meanwhile, a widespread digital transformation that eliminates paperwork and manual data transfer has sped up with the pandemic. Shifting to digital processes reduces unnecessary contact at job sites—bringing businesses closer to a touchless jobsite. Digital solutions also increase overall efficiency and safety, making many contractors want to keep them around for the long haul.
Construction’s biggest struggles: efficiency and safety
There are many moving parts involved in construction projects, and this complexity has held the industry back. Levels of productivity in construction have been flat for decades—and the ongoing labor shortage hasn’t helped matters.
Some inefficiencies in construction occur in the building work itself, but other processes also slow down business, including back-end tasks that require workers’ input such as hiring and onboarding, time tracking, scheduling and payroll.
Safety is also an ongoing challenge for the construction industry. Worker deaths, injuries and illnesses have