Cloud-based platforms are making it possible for construction professionals to seamlessly work together on projects. The technology helps developers, architects, contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, and suppliers effectively do their job to the best of their capabilities. Whether it’s meeting deadlines or ensuring the design is precisely implemented, this technology is revolutionizing the construction process.
In the first section of this four-part article, we educated you on what exactly “The Cloud” is. In this section, the third section, and the fourth section, we will feature several of the specific ways that the web-based platform is taking construction management techniques and projects to an exciting new level. As Nashville contractor attorneys, we know that any technological advancements that assist our clientele with effectively producing the best results should be embraced and utilized to its fullest potential.
You do not need to be a Nashville contractor lawyer to know that construction projects require an endless arsenal of documents. From contracts to purchase orders to change orders to invoices to permits to building specs to blueprints to photos of the worksite, wrangling all of these documents into an accessible file is no small feat. With the cloud, all of this information can be scanned and uploaded to a single folder giving everyone on the project access to the information they need with the click of a button. Platforms like Google Drive and Dropbox allow essential construction documents to live in one easily accessible place with the storage capabilities to house all of the information you will require for a project.
Seamless Autonomous Contribution
Of course, with the emerging presence of autonomous technology on job sites, highly sophisticated drones and rovers can scan entire construction zones and the footage will automatically be uploaded to the cloud. Advanced cloud-based systems can then analyze this information and even take the measured data and determine the overall productivity of a project. From a high-flying drone to a smartphone, this seamless integration of data can provide construction professionals with the valuable input required for a project in real time.
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