How Digitally Mature is Your Construction Company?

How Digitally Mature is Your Construction Company?

by Proforma Construction, December 5, 2019

Is your company making the best use of available digital technologies?

Today, most construction companies are looking to improve productivity, reduce project costs, and avoid wasteful reworks.  While there are various ways to tackle these issues, the best is through the adoption of digital technologies that connect construction teams and allow for real-time updates from both management and the field.  Unfortunately, many construction companies do not have the technological framework to support these digital communications.  In an effort to get construction firms to see how digitally progressive they are in comparison to other players in the industry, LetsBuild created the Construction Digital Maturity Ladder (CDML).  The data generated from the CDML reflects some of the major technology patterns in the construction industry.  Your Pleasanton contractor reports on the findings.

  • Opinions on Current Program

One of the questions that the CDML asks construction companies is whether or not they think that their current program reflects reality.  Sadly, only 7% of the CDML participants report that their program reflects reality at any point.  This means that this 7% do not feel that their program provides updated information on what’s happening on a project.  Fortunately, 36% of respondents feel that they work with a well-updated program most of the time.  However, even this is not enough because, in the fast-paced world of construction, all it takes is a second of missed communication for costly delays to arise.  Construction firms need to create a framework that allows on-site workers to communicate with the office in real-time, provide technology to handle these communications, and develop a workplace culture that encourages workers to post updates as soon as a task is completed.

  • Company Data Storage

The CDML also asks construction companies if and how they store project data.  Only 3% of respondents say that they store data digitally, with 8% reporting that they have recently started to do so.  This leaves a large chunk of respondents who store data in paper-format (6%), or who don’t keep data at all (12%).  Overall, the construction industry is one of the most poorly performing sectors when it comes to data storage and analysis.  To be more efficient, construction companies need to keep project data accessible to all involved parties.  Without this unified access, different agents go out and operate on isolated levels, halting the development of a project.

These are two of the major construction industry findings, as reported by the CDML.  Interested in partnering with a digitally mature construction firm on your next project?  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.