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Technology, big data trending in construction

February 2019
Getting continuous feedback from the site to monitor the physical progress of work as against the deliverable quantities and budgets is the biggest pain point in construction management, according to Sundar Rajan Tatachar, Head, Projects Development, Shree Naman Group. “Coordinating with site staff via telephone, WhatsApp and email is susceptible to transfer errors and can result in duplication of efforts as different sets of planning professionals may require information as well as need to provide direction.”

Inefficient collaboration between different stakeholders often leads losses, as well as sometimes hampers a company’s access to funds. “Seamless collaboration amongst project stakeholders is often neglected, and this frequently leads to project delays and errors,” adds Paul Wallett, Regional Director, Trimble Solutions India and Middle East.

No surprises then that collaborating technologies that enable robust and real-time project monitoring improve contractors’ and developers’ chances of netting new projects and getting funds from financiers who prioritise tools that help monitor the utilisation of their investment and ensure operational transparency, observes Ruchik Vora, Founder & CEO, SuperWise.

To improve coordination, the Shree Naman Group installed the SuperWise solution that generated automatic updates, including actual site progress photographs.

Vora feels the influx of overseas funds in realty is somewhat boosting the prospects for globally known solutions like SAP, or mobile-first solutions like SuperWise that speed up the reporting cycle by enabling project leads to sign off on reports even when they are onthego.

Trimble offers cloud-based collaboration tools such as Trimble Connect and Tekla Model Sharing, which help multiple engineering and construction project teams to work remotely, on-the-go, and give third parties e.g. funding agencies, access to a project’s live status.

- CHARU BAHRI