Sayan Biswas, Negosentro | Technology is shaping all industries, and some sectors such as construction and mining have been hesitant to shift with the landscape until recent times. The implementation of technology into modern working practices and procedures is helping to make these hardened industries safer and more profitable with smart machinery and management software that brings each part of the process together. Streamlining huge projects can see remarkable improvements in the speed and accuracy of work and faster times for completion. This technological shift is changing the face of sectors that have previously had fragmented systems and processes. So as technology is starting to change the game for many businesses, take a look the innovations that are making it happen.
Business Management Software (BIM)
This system is becoming renowned for bringing information to everyone on a project through the use of powerful software both on and off sites. The implementation of this system enables each stakeholder to see the productivity levels and how much progress a project is making before, during and after its completion. With advances in this technology, it is now enabling organizations to see data in real-time situations and can help to adjust processes or objectives according to the information collected. In the future, machine learning will enable users to manage larger data sets, which will be delivered through faster, and more responsive systems.
The use of drones in modern construction and mining industries is enabling companies to survey areas and locations with optimum precision. The high-quality images that are produced can assist in site assessments and help in areas that are usually inaccessible to people. These drones have proved invaluable to sectors such as mineral drilling, as it can help to plan whether locations are suitable for excavation. In recent years, cameras have improved dramatically and are able to show real-time footage and take 3D pictures to support land assessments.
For industries that use fleet vehicles and heavy machinery on projects, GPS tracking is proving an invaluable tool to manage fleets and equipment. This technology enables organizations to monitor where machinery is on a real-time basis and helps to solve issues where projects are carried out in remote or cut-off locations. GPS also assists in providing data on field conditions and provides information on the condition of the equipment itself. This can help to improve productivity and reduce the amount of downtime on jobs through equipment issues and failures.
This type of technology is widely used in a number of industry sectors and most recently in large-scale and remote fieldwork. Instead of smaller devices that mobile technology is known for, the construction and mining industries are equipped with rugged equipment that provides clear screens for use in all light conditions. These devices are then streamlined with project information and equipment conditions to offer the best possible information for optimum productivity.
Technology is shaping the way all businesses operate, and these advances are providing innovation and improvements for greater profitability.