Construction projects have many moving parts, and managing all those different elements is crucial for project success. One wrong piece of information can create a snowball effect and potentially lead to project teams building off the wrong set of plans resulting in schedule delays, cost overruns, and a loss in morale.
One way to ensure that teams are coordinated and working off the latest data set is connected construction. By connecting and integrating workflows and data, information flows seamlessly from one system to the next, ensuring collaboration across stakeholders. At its core, connected construction connects teams, processes, and information from start to finish across the project’s lifecycle.
To better understand how our customers define connected construction and the value of integrated workflows, we asked, “what does connected construction mean to you?” The following response is from Hung Nguyen, Senior Virtual Design Construction Process Manager at Herrero Builders.
My name is Hung Nguyen. I am the senior virtual design construction process manager at Herrero Builders.
When I hear Connected Construction, I'm more thinking about connected workflows and connected data. We could bring all the data together to make sense of the information that can support informed decision making.
Connected Construction is going to have a huge potential because with the new era of machine learning and artificial intelligence, without quality data we would not be able to use it for business intelligence, or data analytics, or machine learning.
If we want the get the construction industry to move more toward advanced technology and catch up with other industries, like manufacturing, we need to make sure that we can connect all the workflows and at the end of the day, have a good consolidated set of data to build up our business intelligence.