Construction sites can be located in the most remote and inhospitable environments. Obtaining Internet with standard ISP’s can be costly and may not fit your project's timeline. Given that remote locations may not even be able to host a wired connection, installation would be a lengthy process. With the consistent evolution of a worksite installing LAN cabling becomes an impossible task.
Some challenges faced on construction sites include:
Safety is important in any construction site and, with IoT technology, the potential to increase safety is significant. IoT sensors can be used to record historical data and predict future damage from machinery issues or other site issues. With wearables for staff, real-time movement can be detected, and accidents can be reported and resolved quickly.
Having all of your devices and staff connected via the Internet, you can use geolocation to find them efficiently. IoT technology will improve resource management and save you time and money by preventing idle machinery and underemployed staff.
With thousands of sensors consistently sending information to your IoT devices about construction sites (both complete and incomplete), you can better maintain your site. These sensors can detect any unusual activity on equipment and machinery and indicate when these need to be updated or fixed. They can also detect any issues to site conditions that may need to be examined.
Project management is made simple with connected IoT devices throughout your site. With IoT, you can easily track project progress in real-time and remotely. Connected sensors and wearables can be used to monitor staff and ongoing projects to make sure that time and resources are being used efficiently and deliveries are made on time--allowing you to meet deadlines and reduce costs.