In an industry with tight timelines, tight budgets, and a tight labor market, companies are turning to Internet-connected wearables and other devices to improve visibility, monitor for unsafe conditions or fall events, and build smarter than before. Triax CEO Chad Hollingsworth spokes with Crain’s about using technology to connect a diverse workforce, boost site safety, improve efficiency and mitigate cost overruns. Check out a soundbite below or read the full article here.
“There are injuries around falls on site and there are language barriers,” Hollingsworth said. “For a lot of workers, English is their second language, or they don’t speak English, so having a button to call for help and communicate somethings wrong immediately is very important.”
Aside from the safety features, Triax’s products also make managing the construction site more efficient. Traditionally, the bulk of data on a job site—like the type and number of workers—is collected manually, then entered into a project management system.
Read the full Crain’s article here.