Paperless Savings in Construction Settings

Every building or roadway that is constructed runs on both the hard work of crew during the development of the roadway and on integrated data covering each part of a project. However, each development project of buildings and structures also produces endless amounts of paperwork and drawn out plans on paper, serving as a record to every aspect of the project.

E-construction is the collection, review, approval, and distribution of highway construction contract documents in a paperless environment. It is a process where construction data is electronically captured, documentation is submitted electronically and automation of documents are reviewed and approved construction projects.

The following are three advantages of DT Research rugged tablets utilized in construction paperless settings:

Data Management

The practice of having plans and recordings in construction settings typically implies having planning sheets or marked up paperwork from the construction site in order to have a permanent record of what is built, completed project milestones and accepted changes to the plans during the project. With the latest innovative technological advancements and the advent of geospatial technologies, construction companies are now collecting data from the site during the project and using technologies such as Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), and geographic information systems (GIS) for modeling and mapping of worksites.

All information collected is stored in the tablet is accessible by all team members assigned to the project in real-time.

Prevent Catastrophic Errors

Construction sites are rough working environments and can contain conditions that could pose a risk to workers in the field. DT Research rugged tablets with the built-in 3D Real Sense camera helps to limit a workers risk on the job. The 3D RealSense camera takes accurate measurements for surveying needs and also assists with project inspections in hard to reach areas or areas that may pose a risk to workers to survey or take images of. The integration of the 3D RealSense camera in a rugged tablet, allows workers to take three-dimensional pictures of physical space, upload the renderings in real-time and produce a digital copy of the renderings for their team both in the field and in the office to access at any given time.

Improved Communication

Rugged tablets in the hands of construction teams improve the communication process between field workers and office employees. This allows for faster approvals, increased accuracy of reports and enhanced document tracking. The use of rugged tablets increases the transparency of the activities on a worksite while enabling reports to be sent out faster for tracking of job site changes, reducing the time it takes to collect data virtually which eliminates human errors and questions on project changes.

Faster reporting on a project also increases the time it takes to transfer data from the site to the office and billing department, thus allowing invoices to be sent faster which speeds up the project completion time.