What are the benefits of digitalization in the construction sector?

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New technologies are revolutionizing ways of working in the construction sector. They address the limitations encountered so far with traditional methods: loose sheets of paper and Excel spreadsheets, a lack of visibility, historical information and most importantly, difficulty in collaborating effectively. It is therefore only natural that digitalization is making its way into construction, bringing about a digital revolution that proves to be extremely advantageous. Let’s explore together the strengths and drivers of digital transformation in support of your construction projects.


Centralized management and improved data processing

Dematerialization is the most opportune solution for saving time and increasing efficiency when it comes to administrative management in all companies, regardless of the sector. These new practices allow for greater agility and the ability to focus on the core of one’s business.

Digitalization has brought forth digital tools which are ideal to centralize documents for consolidating information related to a single project in a secure and shared online location. The use of Excel is still widespread in construction projects. However, it has obvious limitations. With online data storage, data entry becomes simpler and more secure. As a result, there is no longer a risk of losing important documents, and access to data is smooth and user-friendly, in addition to reducing paperwork. Ultimately, the digitalization on construction sites reinvents project management.


Did You Know?

Site Supervision is aware of the significant benefits of the digital world applied to the construction sector, right from the launching of the project to the handover. Our software is dedicated to managing punch lists and snags through the Defect management module and Audit module. Site Supervision enables the management of companies and their contacts, trades, contractors, and subcontractors. This means you can quickly launch your inquiries and find users to report to, assign, and manage the defects with just a few clicks.


Improved collaboration through digitalized communication

On a construction site, effective communication among stakeholders is the foundation of well-executed work and, consequently, fewer unpleasant surprises during project completion. Fortunately, the digitalization of the construction sector supports clear and open communication among every participant in the ongoing project. Whether it’s the developer, the project manager, or subcontractors, everyone benefits.

Enhanced connectivity also leads to better information transmission. This contributes to more efficient management of non-conformities, resulting in a quicker resolution of issues. The collaborative spirit enabled by such a digital construction strategy is fundamental to optimizing your time and ensuring deadlines are not only met but potentially even advanced.

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Optimizing profitability through digitalization

The transformation of construction companies through digital practices equally involves cost reduction. As project management becomes streamlined, its costs are better controlled and reduced, since back-and-forth trips to the construction site can be minimized.

Furthermore, adding to this are fewer communication errors and thus fewer administrative tasks, encompassing a significant aspect of the digital transformation’s challenges. This pertains to the aspect of cost savings through resource optimization (rooted in a lean philosophy applied to the construction sector).

Indeed, by opting for construction tracking software instead of Excel, you save time on updating spreadsheets (which are not very automated). The risk of data entry errors decreases. Additionally, you can collaborate with multiple individuals simultaneously, without having to wait for one party to finish before another begins.


A digitalized ecosystem for real-time work tracking and improved project delivery

In the field, this connectivity is easily established through software integrated into lightweight and easily transportable tools. This enables on-site construction tracking using tablets. A certain level of work comfort is provided to all collaborators. The monitoring of work progress becomes more precise, and any potential delays are detected at a glance. This allows for prompt implementation of appropriate measures to address them immediately.

Furthermore, digital tools ensure a higher quality of the final delivered projects. The simplified quality control process reduces the risk of facing a multitude of issues to address during project reception.


Did You Know?

Monitoring the progress of construction work is essential and can be much easier than with old-fashioned methods. With your digital tablet and Site Supervision’s Checklist and Approvals module, you can easily see where you stand in your operation. You can identify the tasks that still need to be completed while directly notifying the relevant company when you come across a non-conformity.


A digitalized era that enhances the customer experience

Lastly, if you are looking to redefine your customer relationship, digitalization can greatly assist you in this aspect as well. Through a dedicated platform for Project Handover and Warranty Management, the end customer has direct visibility to address any issues. The result is an increase in satisfaction with the experience of resolving post-delivery concerns.

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What are the risks of not digitalizing construction sites?

Ultimately, the risks of not embracing technological transformation on your construction sites include being burdened with hidden costs associated with traditional communication methods, such as ink, paper, etc. Additionally, data loss can easily occur. As a result, there’s a potential for missed deadlines or countless non-conformities that could have been avoided with more structured and centralized tracking.

Furthermore, the reputation of the real estate developer can be compromised, given that digitalization in the construction sector has been widely adopted by many players. Failing to keep up with the times by streamlining your construction site management could damage your online reputation, which serves as your showcase on the web. A dissatisfied customer can now publicly share their opinion online through review platforms, for instance.

So, are you ready to digitalize your work methods to enhance productivity? Request your free online demo now with our Site Productivity teams!

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