Farai Mazhandu, IoT For All, July 12 2019
Original article published on IoT For All.
IoT Applications in Construction
Farai Mazhandu makes some great points in this article in IoT For All about IoT applications being used in the construction industry to improve different elements of its running.
The need for improvements to everyday tasks and functions on construction sites to make them more efficient and safe working environments is becoming ever-more imperative. However, the future of construction is about more than just IoT applications. It is about how these apps are able to comprehensively cooperate and communicate with one another and how the data they are collecting is able to be shared, as well as how relevant information can be gained more quickly and efficiently.
It is about enabling interoperability within a construction site, meaning issues can be flagged more quickly and predictions can be made on site about potential factors that may affect assets, meaning companies are able to determine how to approach the day's work, for example, when certain equipment should not be used or how long a delivery will take. This information can all be presented within one feed, giving the user a single source of truth about any particular asset. Predictions like this can ensure the smooth running of active construction sites, diminishing the fear of work having to cease altogether, and ensuring construction can be completed on time and to the best possible standards.
This kind of intelligent technology is available and being used right now, that has the ability to improve safety, security, efficiency, and overall productivity on construction sites, all within one interoperable ecosystem, using Digital Twin technology.
We at Iotic are enabling this interoperability today, through Digital Twins, an example of its use in construction being through one of our ongoing collaborations with BAM Nuttall and Cranfield University, which you can learn more about on The Learning Camera website. However, construction isn't the only sector that Digital Twin technology is able to improve. It can help any company, today, find out more on our website.