On the construction site, paper and pencil are becoming outdated. Thanks to new technologies, handwritten notes no longer have to be transferred to computers and pictures no longer have to be photographed on site and uploaded in the office. With a construction site tablet, all data is available at all times. It’s never been easier to organize communication with tradespeople, architects, project managers and billing departments.
This is how rugged tablets perform in the construction sector:
1. Perfect documentation – Rugged tablets with 3D camera capture a building precisely, quickly and directly via the device. Software records the data and makes the information available to all users logged into the network – in real time. The devices create 3D images in the highest resolution. In this way, both small areas indoors and large areas outdoors can be precisely documented. Depending on the software used, even volumes and weights of bodies can be determined quickly.
2. Shorter project lead times – Using rugged tablet PCs in the field makes it easier for field teams to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders – such as surveyors, project managers or construction managers. Plans that are changed on site or defects that are identified can be immediately incorporated into estimating and documentation via tablet. The departments at headquarters can quickly record the changed situation and, for example, invoice services quickly and correctly. The entire construction site inventory can also be managed efficiently. Material that is running low can be quickly reordered and teams involved can be notified automatically before a bottleneck occurs.
3. More efficient construction site management thanks to BIM – BIM stands for “Building Information Modeling“. It is based on the recording of all building information, such as the type and number of components used, in a virtual 3D model. Here, much more information from all trades is recorded in advance of construction. In this way, a synchronized database is created collaboratively. Once construction has begun, all participants can access and update the data. This means, for example, that project managers are better connected with tradesmen – and can immediately enter problems and arrange for their resolution. Inspections can be done virtually and also in advance, reducing site visits and saving costs. At the same time, project deadlines can be met and invoices issued more quickly. A Rugged Tablet PC with (optional) 3D camera provides the interface between the 3D model and the real building.
4. Accurate measurements – Rugged tablets with real-time 3D image capture enable accurate measurements, reducing risks from human carelessness. The tablet reliably scans and captures volumes and dimensions for a variety of construction tasks, including purchase orders.
5. Artificial intelligence – DT Research’s rugged tablets enable access to models in the context of Industry 4.0, using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to gain valuable insights into project performance, development and profitability. Quality and safety risks can be analyzed throughout the project lifecycle. Every change is accurately documented and the system can anticipate problems based on existing data from previous projects.