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Efficiency

Construction: Joining the Digital Revolution

Candy Lebby
by Candy Lebby on June 27, 2018

Many industries and businesses have gone digital. We have better broadband speeds, mobile connectivity, and cloud computing technology, which has changed the landscape of the working world and the way things are run. 

"The construction industry has so much to gain from making this change."

Whether you want to save paper, office space or money, there are many benefits to having your business join in the exciting digital revolution. We’re living in the second most advanced digital nation in the world after the United States! This is amazing news when it comes to the construction innovation as keeping up with digital advancements will allow the trade as a whole to move more efficiently.

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Digitising Data

The construction industry has so much to gain from going digital, and the potential is there for huge growth and success!

Businesses can benefit from knowing they are contributing to an eco-friendly way of working which is great to hear since here at Bobtrade we love all things eco-friendly and green. 

Digitising data instead of relying on hard copies of important documents is a new way forward and will save you money and time spent standing at the printer. There are less filing cabinets and paper flying around and more of a streamlined, organised system of storing data.

"Keeping up with digital innovations will allow the trade as a whole to move more efficiently"

Instead of spending time queuing for printers, you and your team could be planning your next exciting building project!

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Smartphones are an asset! 

Most of us have one, whether it's our colleagues at work, or our bosses- yet we can tend to underestimate the power in these pocket devices! Using mobile technology to its fullest potential can really transform the day-to-day runnings of your business. 

Picture this: You head on to your building site and are able, on the spot, to give a customer an estimate there and then. 

When it comes to getting materials for your construction project you can use our online marketplace to place your order. It's so simple to use and will get you the best materials, for the best price in the quickest delivery time frame. You can find out more here and can even be the first to gain exclusive access!

Imagine the relief you’d feel when you discover that you no longer have to trawl through pages of time-sheets. The app above will allow you to organise and manage your time-sheets so you are always in the know, organised and aware of the full schedule. 

"Using mobile technology to its fullest potential can really transform the day-to-day runnings of your business"

If you use the technology out there, you’ll soon find that it really is as simple as fine-tuning your projects with the click of a button. Brilliant. 

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Digital Communication is Key 

When it comes to communication, it’s really important that people and departments are working together to achieve the best end results, and this is definitely true for the construction industry. 

Using technology when it comes to data sharing and decision making is so much more efficient than relying on word of mouth or worse still, no communication at all! Collaborative platforms such as Wisembly are great for increasing productivity and workflow and getting teams together for meetings. It also helps that apps like this are incredibly easy to use and simply require a willingness to learn and be more efficient. 

"When it comes to communication, it’s really important that people and departments are working together"

Procurement Software 

One of the biggest costs in the construction industry relates to procurement and materials. This makes up a large chunk of the total costs when it comes to building projects. Thankfully, digital platforms can help to minimise these costs.

If you thought Excel was efficient you haven't seen the latest software available for the industry! Procurify is a popular choice for many businesses, helping them track and analyse spending.

Digital procurement is amazing because it organises repeated tasks which reduces costs and ultimately boosts efficiency. Sounds good to us. 

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"One of the biggest costs in the construction industry relates to procurement and materials"

Going digital really is the way forward, and for the innovative construction industry, it's something that will benefit and boost the productivity and efficiency of building sites everywhere.

Here at Bobtrade, we are passionate about an efficient construction industry. You can check out our articles on Efficiency in Delivery or on Transitioning Your Construction Business To Paperless if you'd like to know more.

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AUTHOR
Candy Lebby

Candy Lebby

Content Writer Executive at Bobtrade , relishes in learning about the innovative technology in the construction industry , mama to my beautiful 4 year old, Benjamin, blogger and video games enthusiast.!