Month: May 2020

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How social distancing works on a construction site

In highly-collaborative professions such as construction, social distancing is disrupting how things have always been done. One construction worker in Salt Lake City told NPR that social distancing in construction comes with a unique set of challenges. He shared an anecdote about recruiting several other workers to help him push a concrete machine. This is an …

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Remote construction site monitoring blog series: Introduction

Welcome to a short series on ways to get the information you need from your construction sites, without actually being on site. In this series, we’ll go through all the ways you can improve managing your site — whether working from home or in a remote location, and seeing reduced workforces or handling the pressures …

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Remote construction site monitoring, Part 1: Understand who’s on your site

You’re stuck at home, or in the car, or in an airport. So,how do you keep on top of what’s happening at one of your projects? This isn’t simply an issue for our current COVID-impacted times, this issue has existed for decades. Contractors and health and safety managers are heavily dependent on past information: daily …

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Remote Construction Site Monitoring, Part 2: Automating Compliance, H&S and Security

Keeping people safe has always been a core priority on the construction site. By limiting who is on site and confirming those on site have passed safety training, attended safety briefings, passed background or drug checks, with the ultimate goal of limiting injury incidents. Traditionally, construction access control was managed by having someone stand at …

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Remote Construction Site Monitoring, Part 3: Communicating with Your Site

From our first two articles in this series, you’ve learned how to remotely keep track of what is going on at your site and ensure that everyone there has the appropriate documentation. Now, we’re going to cover how to use the same system to allow you to communicate with people, companies and trades on the site. Keep workers safe, not swimming …

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Remote Construction Site Monitoring, Part 4: Perimeter Security

The demand for increasing jobsite security has only increased in recent years – making sure that only people with permission and the right documentation are allowed on our sites. We also need to make sure that while we have a reduced human presence, that we don’t see an increase in theft or intrusion. Perimeter security …

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Remote Construction Site Monitoring, Part 5: Contactless Entry

In a post COVID-19 world with extended health and safety checks, including removal of any unnecessary shared surface contact, how do you quickly take time and attendance, or perform compliance checks on site while still getting the remote monitoring data you need? Contactless site entry and compliance checks. When a construction site is still operating, …

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Remote Construction Site Monitoring, Part 6: Live Streaming Your Site with Cameras

We’ve talked at length about how to get detailed ‘ground truth’ information from each of your construction sites through the first 5 articles of this series, but now it’s time to focus on combining that information with cameras giving you a live view of what’s happening on site. Monitor progress on your site with a …

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How Mixed Reality Is Revolutionizing Facility Management

Mixed reality — what admittedly sounds like abstract futurism — turns out to be a realistic construction technology being leveraged at this very second. Don’t get mixed up, because mixed reality delivers real-world ROI by merging digital and physical environments. This technology is called “mixed” reality because it blends virtual reality with the real world …

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How To Upgrade Your 7 Step Workflow With The Constructible Process

Few technological advancements should have impacted the construction industry quite as profoundly as Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the hardware and software solutions that make it possible. From the conceptual plans — when a project is nothing more than an idea — to the ongoing maintenance and management of the completed building as it evolves …

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