Construction workers and project managers can now experience a project before it is actually built, thanks to today’s technology. Working on a project digitally can boost productivity and may ultimately save construction companies money.

In an article from Digital Journal, author Karen Graham writes, “Construction workers today don’t have to rely only on pages of blueprints and hand-held tools to transform raw materials into structures. Now, they can see and walk inside a project using virtual modeling and other technologies. As a matter of Fact, a recent McKinsey research study found that with the construction sector using new digital tools, and doing so more often, the industry could boost productivity by 50 to 60 percent, generating $1.6 trillion in value, according to Construction Dive”.

In the article Graham discusses:

  • Building information modeling (BIM)
  • A technology drawback

Graham continues, “The Internet is full of sites where anyone interested in learning the skills required for BIM can either take an online course or go to school. And it is a good thing that interactive courses are now being used to their potential. Many companies have already bought the software technology, but because of anyone being sufficiently trained in its use, it sits there doing nothing”. Has your company thought about implementing a BIM system? Do you have employees with the necessary skills to properly use a BIM system? It may be worth looking into.

To read more, see the full article from Karen Graham in Digital Journal.