Speaking Concretely: To Err is Human, Automation is Wise
Construction companies are in a constant battle to deliver high-quality construction solutions faster than their competitors. This has motivated organizations to adopt automation as a way to speed up their processes and achieve business goals more efficiently.
Yet despite the clear advantages of automation, many construction companies are still resisting applying it to their processes. They are either simply resistant to new ways of working, or they believe that introducing automation implies making difficult and expensive changes. But using tools or software that automate actions brings many benefits to any construction company.
Some advantages of automation for construction businesses:
1. Automation reduces human error: People are prone to many kinds of mistakes. In the construction industry, mistakes can lead to significant negative consequences. And rectifying errors can cost businesses a lot of money every year, especially if they are discovered late in the construction process. Automation tools can help with this by improving efficiency, ensuring accuracy and reducing the financial burden of human error.
2. Automation means lower costs: Automation reduces operative costs and increases the speed and reliability of task implementation, development and support. Automation also guarantees more efficient use of material and resources, as you free up time to work on tasks that add more value to your business
3. Automation improves productivity: Some recurring tasks happen regularly and are predictable, such as those associated with creating a constructible model. By using technology to automate such tasks, engineers and designers have more time at their disposal.
4. Automation means workplace safety: With workers able to automate processes and correct mistakes on time, on-site risks are reduced and overall safety is improved
5. Automation improves employee morale: Many employees spend much of their time performing menial, repetitive tasks that do not add much value to the organization. With automation, employers can automate such tasks and free up time for higher-value work
6. Automation enables visibility and control of all workflows and tasks: This is achieved through status reports about completed processes, in progress tasks, and incoming tasks