The ability of data science to streamline workflows and organize activities across diverse teams is harnessed by connected construction. Linked analytics makes sure that whenever they need it, everyone has the knowledge they need. Linked analytics can promote communication and collaboration, help you make informed decisions, minimize risks, and reduce co-operation, from design to engineering to construction.
A connected analytics approach to the management of construction projects implies the introduction of an integrated data management system, which can minimize miscommunication or data loss as a project moves from one stage of production to the next or is spread through teams. With any changes coordinated across the system in real-time, the information should be easily accessible across departments, centralized in one location.
All stakeholders can work with trust in access to up-to-date information, ensuring that they are working with the correct data. This streamlines the entire construction process, avoids mistakes until they occur and, while removing repetitive activities, further reduces costs.
The secret to complete any project is consistent and frequent contact between stakeholders, and connected analytics can enhance communication at all levels of the life cycle of a project, from conception to completion. The use of linked resources means that everybody is still on the same page, and there is less lag time when changes happen because it takes less time for stakeholders to become aware of and adapt to those changes. The transfer of information from one stakeholder to the next during the project lifecycle, with little to no data loss, allows for greater transparency and quicker response times. Members of the team should spend more time focusing on project progress and less time clarifying or duplicating tasks.
In the design, engineering, and construction phases of a project, connected data solutions will help you make better decisions because you will still have all the knowledge you need at your fingertips, and when you use business analytics to optimize your project workflows, you can respond to changes more easily and retain stakeholder transparency. Problems can be addressed earlier in the project life cycle with greater coordination and access to real-time data updates, and you can experience a smoother phase with fewer blips and bumps.
The building process is also the riskiest aspect of the life cycle of the project. There is so much that could go wrong that disruptions in the supply chain could cause completion delays, or a moment’s lack of adherence to safety standards could lead to a serious injury, and that’s only two cases.
You still want to make the most of the skills of your staff, and linked analytics tools are ideal for delegating work according to the skill set you have in your talent pool available to you. For example, to find out which team members can take on which tasks, analytics will break down tasks into the skills needed. And analytics can be used to assess how long tasks are being performed and how critical they are, as well as how accurately they are being performed. This can help you identify workflow areas that need to be revisited, or even determine which skills your workforce needs for which assignments.