Construction & Civil Engineering Issue 180 October 2020

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solutions Building the worksite of the future. By Burcin Kaplanoglu


he construction industry is learning to respond to this new and unprecedented era of disruption. From global supply chain issues to adopting strict physical distancing rules to keep sites open, it has resulted in a slower-than-usual progress on many projects. While Covid-19 related challenges around health and


safety brought further delays, it only reveals what the industry already knows – that it remains one of the least digitised industries. Many onsite projects are completed in the same way they were being done decades prior. With the unpredictability around job sites, project managers must consider dependable construction innovation solutions

to achieve project delivery success in this new reality. In many cases, it may require adjusting the means and methods traditionally used when delivering projects in the past. Here are a few solutions available that can help address current industry challenges, ensuring construction projects are progressing with as little disruption as possible.