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Harnessing the power of data in construction

Data is an incredibly powerful tool, the potential of which is not being fully exploited in the construction industry. Data presents enormous opportunities within construction and could change the way businesses and sites operate, making them more efficient, more profitable and more accurate — all that’s missing is the consistent onboarding of data solutions.

The industry is facing a single-shot opportunity to recover from the impact of Covid-19, which has ravaged many sectors, including construction. As countries open back up and businesses across the board gear up for recovery, the opportunity is there for coronavirus to be the catalyst that accelerates digital adoption.

Data can connect field and office for complete visibility of progress. It can make construction processes more accurate, increase productivity on site and generate significant cost savings. Data is knowledge — and knowledge is power.

The power of data in construction

Harnessing the power of real-time, accurate data is key to creating a premium construction process. A construction site is a rich source of data, and that data contains insight into every single element of work. With a real-time picture of what’s going on on your site, your project management can be even more detailed.

With data, you can open up huge parts of a project to multiple people in order to benefit from varied insights and expertise. Technology can interpret huge amounts of data instantaneously, providing real-time feedback on a job’s progress, in turn allowing for immediate adjustments to maximise productivity and profitability.

What tools exist

Topcon Positioning has solutions for every size and style of site. We’ve recently launched our most advanced software, MAGNET 7, which is a digital workflow tool covering field, cloud and office. When it’s coupled with our on-site instruments and machine control, it’s an extremely powerful solution that means everyone is always up to date with the latest data analysis from your site.

The office and field can work with complete interconnectivity using Magnet Field and Magnet Office. When field and office work together like this, the potential for error is hugely diminished.

Topcon has a long history of designing accurate and reliable technologies for construction sites that transform the quality of the build by generating detailed knowledge about its process. For example, our total stations offer patented, best-in-class robotic prism tracking technology, with our Hybrid Technology combining GNSS positioning with optical robotic measurement for improved efficiency and profitability.

The construction sector is a dynamic, forward-looking industry that is shaping our collective future and creating a modern built environment for the benefit of society. Technology and data are the things that will transform the construction industry into something truly bold and enterprising.

Get in touch to find out how Topcon Positioning’s tools and softwares can help your business develop.