Working faster, safer and more efficiently are key goals for any general contractor and many are realizing the role that data can play in helping them achieve these goals. Contractors today have made great progress in collecting different types of data on the jobsite, yet they are still in the beginning stages of figuring out how to best leverage it.
Over the past few years, construction firms have begun to capture more of their data and digitize it. Although much of the data is still collected manually, e.g., by walking around the jobsite to count the workforce. Some forward-thinking firms are beginning to automatically collect this information passively through IoT and software. This not only frees up time for managers so they can focus on other tasks, but it also ensures better, more accurate data.