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IoT is changing the Construction Industry

  • Dinesh B 
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Construction is increasingly seen as the deployment of IoT devices in civic infrastructure.

Construction companies are increasingly adopting IoT technology to successfully address common workplace challenges and streamline operations to benefit from enhanced efficiency and improved responsiveness to the increasing demands of the industry. Flat productivity, reduced margins, more schedule overruns, and increased competition are some of the obvious challenges construction companies are considering implementing IoT technology and digitalization. IoT in construction offers benefits such as better productivity, maintenance, security, and safety. Moreover, many prominent companies are producing and launching new IoT solutions for the construction industry, which is expected to propel the global market further.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is important for digitalization in the construction industry. The term IoT in construction refers to using technical equipment or IoT and modern-day Internet software in the construction process to enhance project efficiency. It uses connected sensors and actuators to manage and monitor the environment. The IoT is extremely beneficial to the construction industry. It enables the monitoring and accounting of various assets and people across a traditionally fragmented sector. Integrating IoT with construction equipment, machinery, and devices helps to perform operations efficiently to reduce construction time and effectively utilize resources.

Construction IoT sensors refer to the use of Internet-connected sensors by workers and are placed around project sites. IoT in construction allows for collecting data regarding activity, conditions, performance on the construction site, and transmission of this information to a central dashboard where data is evaluated to help make informed decisions.

Technology is fast developing. Digital technologies, such as IoT, is transforming the construction industry by providing information that allows more timely maintenance, better parts management, and better machine utilization. As IoT technology is beginning to mature, the management of construction sites is likely to undergo fundamental changes. IoT has already achieved significant progress in the construction industry and is expected to improve productivity and safety at work sites significantly.

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