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5 Ways Technology Can Help Your Construction Business

April 18, 2022 No Comments

Featured article by Russell Emmental, Independent Technology Author

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What can you do to ensure your construction business is at the top of its game? There are plenty of new technologies available to help you get ahead of the competition and deliver top-tier results. This guide will cover five technological advances that can help your construction business boom.

1. Payroll Software

Every employer knows the importance of payroll. With the right construction payroll software, your company can deliver everything from paycheck calculations to form filing support quickly and reliably. Versatile software will enable you to improve the department’s efficiency and meet the company’s needs as it grows. And the best part is that, with the right software, it reduces the amount of effort you put in with minimal cost to you.

Don’t hesitate to install software that will make the most taxing part of your job easier. You’ll thank yourself later when all the paperwork is taken care of by a computer. Some software has a free demo available for temporary use if you’re still unsure.

2. Augmented Reality

AR enables construction workers to visualize the blueprints and the layout before beginning the actual work to ensure everything looks right. Professional-grade tools allow for a digital layer of information to be laid over a picture, simulating the results in real-time. You can double-check measurements or modify any changes before committing to them.

This information can also reveal any safety hazards that crop up during construction, allowing the crew to react accordingly and eliminate dangerous situations and structures before they can harm. AR glasses are one example of a hands-free method to utilize this technology, allowing the wearer to have access to all this information at all times.

3. Construction Exoskeletons

Originally designed to work with rehabilitation programs, these exoskeletons have found additional uses in the field of construction. The skeletons are designed to redistribute body weight to prevent and reduce injury on the job. But there are additional advantages to these devices.

Workers will see an improvement in their efficiency as they will have proper back support and shoulder support while wearing the suit. Fatigue from heavy lifting will fade into the past as the exoskeleton reduces the strain. Reducing the physical stress of these tasks is a great way to help your construction business by increasing the happiness of your workers and the effectiveness of their labor.

4. Drones

Many industries are already seeking ways to use drones to improve business. But more than just serving as delivery droids, drones can be used in construction to help plan the layout of buildings. Topographic mapping is essential in the reconstruction phase, and drones have the potential to reduce the cost of that process significantly because they can survey a large area of land quickly.

Drones can also be used for security purposes to ensure that materials and equipment don’t go missing after hours. Rather than keep standard security guards, or in addition to them, drones can handle the night shift.

5. 3D Printing

Have you ever thought of how easy it would be just to print the supplies you needed? With 3D printing, you can print a house in about a day (give or take a few hours). While the process has not yet taken over the industry, your company could be on the cutting edge as you discover how it supports your projects.

3D printing supplies can save costs as well since you reduce the materials and time needed for labor.

Update Your Business Today

Technology goes hand in hand with construction, so take advantage of it to bring your business to the top. Don’t fall behind the competition when you can lead the way with state-of-the-art technology on your side.

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