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The New Role of Construction Data and Its Optimization

The growth of data – the growth of problem

Construction industry deals with some of the biggest and most expensive projects on Earth. Huge amounts of resources, labor and equipment go into major construction projects and of course, this means that huge volumes of data are generated. “The 2004 project contained 100 gigabytes of project data, including drawings, documents, image files and more than 100,000 e-mails; the 2014 project contained 6.6 terabytes of data, comprising 288,000 project e-mails and more than 11,000 construction drawings, which adds up to 66 times more data” (Raconteur). Despite the growing abundance of information in construction, how to make it work and help drive more informed decisions? Let’s consider it.

Many construction companies are not able to optimizing even a fraction of the data they have on hand because of the gap and the distance between the construction site and the office. Meaning, while they have access to large amounts of data, that information isn’t being processed, analyzed and collated to influence project and company decisions. Thanks to fulminant mobile technology progress, nowadays there is one solution that can help bridge the gap and provide instant exchange of current data.

Breakthrough opportunities of construction data

Special mobile apps provide access to the most relevant data, in one place and real-time, and project teams are able to instantly communicate and make changes to the project. Field workers can capture data right on the jobsite and share with the office and management department. And the office, in its turn, can make decisions and timely notify the jobsite. Such streamlined communication and work with data contribute to a more efficient workflow.

Snappii works with construction companies about 10 years. Taking into account requirements of modern construction specialists, we improve and develop our mobile solutions to provide maximum benefits. Snappii construction apps are a combination of high quality, set of powerful features, intuitiveness and speed of execution. Our customers participate in the whole process, from idea to delivery and can control the creation of the app.

“There is a strong need for accountable construction processes that minimize mistakes, waste, re-work and cost/time overruns. As a global average, higher costs versus budget runs around 20 percent. This is mainly due to re-work and delays from unforeseen events,” said Topcon’s Senior Manager Construction Chris Emery at DigiCon 2019. The main aims of Snappii are to help eliminate delays, reduce a waste of time and money and increase productivity. Snappii construction apps provide strong constant communication and reporting in the whole project team.

“Thanks to Snappii, we moved away from paper forms and are quite pleased with the result. Now it literally takes a few minutes to fill out the report, sign and send it. We receive a convenient PDF output that’s stored in the app and also can be shared via email, cloud drives and printed, if needed” says Steven Koski from Harold Brothers Mechanical Contractors. We are not going to stop there and continue to develop. Join us and learn the existing opportunities. Also you can contribute to our new innovative solutions.

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