Maintaining safety for your construction workers is your top priority. As a result, you should be using the latest technology to help achieve this goal.
Using building information modeling (BIM), artificial intelligence (AI), wearables, and drones significantly increase safety for your construction workers. This helps improve productivity, job satisfaction, and your bottom line.
Discover four of the latest technologies that improve construction safety.
Building Information Modeling
BIM helps create a multi-dimensional, virtual image of the physical points of a building. This provides a clearer understanding of the tasks and details required to construct the structure.
BIM helps uncover potential safety risks during the construction process. This helps your workers and subcontractors safely and efficiently complete their tasks.
Having a solid visual understanding of the site and working conditions primarily benefits new workers. It helps the workers understand the safety measures put in place. Visually understanding the site also promotes efficiency and quality in the construction process.
The use of AI in construction promotes more efficient and accurate data entry processing. The details gathered during project completion help predict upcoming project results. For instance, AI used in robots and drones that observe work progress can improve job site productivity.
The use of AI can significantly increase visibility on job sites. For instance, AI-supported cameras that provide real-time footage of a job site help uncover potential hazards. The cameras also can gather and analyze inbound job site data. This data provides construction managers insight into anticipating potentially dangerous situations. The managers can use the information to make better decisions regarding worker safety.
Hard hats, safety vests, and other add-ons are examples of construction worker wearables. These technology-infused items typically include biometric sensors and trackers. The technology observes the worker’s movements, posture, and potentially dangerous actions that may lead to injuries.
Other wearables include gloves, vests, and boots. These items have sensors that monitor the worker’s heart rate and body temperature. The sensors let the worker and supervisor know if there is a health concern that needs attention.
Surveyors use drones to visualize and inspect job sites. This minimizes the need for surveyors to be present at a site and exposed to heavy equipment, objects, and other risks.
Drones also are used to deliver building materials. This minimizes the time workers spend exposed to potential hazards on worksites.
Drones can inspect and maintain concrete roads, bridges, and other infrastructures. This helps construction managers see what is happening, track project progress, and uncover issues. The technology helps keep the structures and workers safe.
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