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How Big Data Impacts the Different Phases of Construction

How Big Data Impacts the Different Phases of Construction

by Proforma Construction, November 12, 2019

How big data can improve every phase of the construction process.

In recent years, leaders in various industries have heralded big data as the key to evolving their businesses.  When it comes to the construction industry, relevant information can come from multiple sources, creating a huge cache of information that has the potential to streamline the entire construction process.  Through the efficient collection, organization, and analysis of data, construction projects can save time, money, and avoid serious errors or accidents at every stage of the process.  Your Pleasanton contractor reports on the impact that big data can have on the different phases of construction.

  • Design

During the design phase, information such as stakeholder input, digital communication records, environmental data, and historical reports can all be synthesized to assist the process.  For instance, this information can help the developer choose the best location for the new project.  Additionally, the info can predict potential issues with the finished building, allowing the designer to adjust their plans accordingly.  Finally, information analysis can also help the designer draw up their plans, so time and money are saved during that actual building phase of the project.

  • Construction

During the actual construction phase of a project, data such as weather patterns, business patterns, and traffic conditions can inform developers about the best time to break ground on a construction project.  Additionally, the information generated during the construction process can be used to document how workers are using their time and whether or not they are actively communicating.  These conclusions can be drawn from the information generated by the machinery and equipment on-site, input from communication devices/platforms, and electronic employee time clocks.

This is how the collection and synthesization of big data can help to streamline two important phases of the construction process.  Curious to learn more about the tech innovations that are transforming construction?  If so, then contact your Pleasanton contractor at Proforma Construction.   Serving Pleasanton and the surrounding California area, our highly-trained team is ready to make your commercial construction dreams a reality.