New technological advancements are used in almost every area of business in the country. The construction industry has seen new technology that allows job sites to be safer and more efficient. Here are just a few of the technological advancements that are beginning to change the way the construction industry operates.

Wearable Technology

Wearable technology has become a large trend among the fitness community and surrounding health organizations. The convenience of having a tracker to monitor your vital signs has spanned into the construction industry, but with a more practical framework.

A technology called Spot-r has been making its way in the construction industry and has promising potential to make job sites much safer. Spot-r is a wearable piece of tech that relays information to a dashboard that can be monitored, detecting problems, such as a fall or slip, which may otherwise go unnoticed for hours.

Spot-r can relay information about where the accident happened, who was involved, and the distance of a fall if it were to occur. Spot-r also has additional features that workers can use if they see any other potentially hazardous situations happening. Workers can instantly communicate with a supervisor about anything related to the job site. The Spot-r clip can also track time and attendance on a work site for an operator to oversee the work of the project being completed.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

AI and Machine Learning have been a part of our lives for a few years now and the software can now be geared towards a vast amount of projects and tasks. Machine Learning is what AI does to help make itself more efficient without it having to be reprogrammed by a programmer.

Throughout any normal construction project, there are mass amounts of emails and communication taking place every day. What Machine Learning can do is identify the most important and vital tasks first, then notify you of those tasks. AI and Machine Learning can do the dirty work for you when sifting through the large quantity of information one individual gets each day to make sure you know the most important factors.

AI can also help identify workplace hazards and analyze safety procedures to make sure workers are following the correct protocol. If there is a safety concern, AI has the ability to identify the worker and notify the appropriate supervisor to report unsafe working conditions. Both AI and Machine Learning have incredible potential to dramatically affect the way the construction industry operates on a day-to-day basis.

Real Time Reporting

Construction companies no longer have the luxury of doing business as they have for decades. They must find technological solutions to improve their efficiency or productivity or be left behind by the firms that do. Mobile solutions such as Raken streamline the communication between field and office, as well as between contractor and client. Raken’s digital toolbox connects daily reports, time cards, project insights and photo management into a one in all portal.

David Joseph Simard technology construction blog Author