Construction projects are an incredibly intricate and complex undertaking that require hours upon hours of manual labor and even more time planning, coordinating, and communicating with all involved team members. Professionals in this industry know that the manual work is only a fraction of the effort that goes into the completion of a project.
According to the United Nations, by 2050 the world’s population will reach 10 billion. This massive growth in the population of almost 3 billion people means the world will need efficient building expansions and resilient infrastructure to support the influx. The responsibility of providing these new social and economic spaces for the population as well as maintaining and restoring the infrastructures already in use falls on the manufacturing, engineering, and construction industries. Not only that, right now these industries are losing money and time during the creation process due to a lack of information and not being able to anticipate future complications. Due to this, these industries need smarter and more efficient ways to design and build. The technological innovations of Building Information Modeling (BIM) Digital Twin and the incorporation of them into rugged tablets are here to meet these needs.
It is evident that rugged tablets are here to stay, and that they are tools of the future. They are being used in big construction firms and companies, ensuring that there is efficiency in the offices and in the field. These purpose-built devices help construction companies to be economical and to improve performance in all workplace settings.
Engineering, architectural, and construction fields can benefit from rugged tablets with 3D cameras, scanners, and CAD software to enhance accuracy at every stage of a build. With purpose-built tech, engineers and general contractors are better able to communicate during a build to ensure every stage is safely and effectively finished according to spec, and any change orders can be communicated between all members of the team to check for compatibility in real-time.