Solutions Amidst Its Digital Transformation
By Iain Scholnick, CEO of Braidio
Construction now accounts for 10% of the world’s GDP, but is still in its digital infancy. While Deloitte has claimed that it is unlikely that any one particular technology will disrupt construction on its own, embracing digitized solutions in new, disruptive ways will help solve some of the biggest problems in the industry, including productivity issues, collaboration, time tracking, compliance and safety issues, project billings, and more.
Improved collaboration is essential in construction, as leading businesses in this industry are constantly scaling, supplying teams with a mix of in-house workers and subcontractors. Collaborative solutions such as Braidio’s WorkStreams platform provides customers more exceptional service by eliminating guesswork, streamlining operations, and allow entire field service businesses to access any information and people in real time.
Mobile solutions for real time communication are convenient for techs in the field and for the customers they are servicing, and can also give workers remote support with other experienced techs. GoFormz, a company that turns paper forms into mobile forms, making it easier to run reports and get data on the go with your mobile device, is helping companies capture better data and modernize their business. Connecting forms with real-time collaboration, information, and knowledge from third party applications in the palm of your hand will reduce human error while improving efficiencies. For example, when it comes to jobsite inspection, completed digital inspection forms can be automatically routed to supervisors, customers, subcontractors, and more, seamlessly expediting responses to on-site concerns.
If you oversee employee training for your organization, mobile learning is an easy way to distribute learning and knowledge to your employees without having to pull them away from their normal work. They can complete it at their own pace and in their own space.
A verticalized approach and creating workflows for specific channels opens up technology to have a major impact, while still delivering an optimal user experience to customers. The modular construction market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.9% from $112.4 billion today to $157 billion by 2023, and the need for digital tools is more pronounced than ever. The future of work in the construction industry will be highlighted by collaboration and productivity apps that will enhance efficiencies.