The connected construction site can lead to better, faster, more cost-effective outcomes for contractors and owners. Capturing, sharing, and managing construction data in real-time makes every aspect of the process run smoothly.
However, too much data without the ability to organize and manage it can turn into “noise” that causes more problems than it solves.
Having all that data sounds like a good thing, but it raises problems, too. For one thing, there’s so much of it that it can be impossible to know which data to pay attention to. And for another, most of it exists in silos–different software formats, different technologies, various contractors and subcontractors, and other stakeholders.
St. Louis-based PARIC Corp – that is consistently in the ENR 200 – is one company that has invested in solving the problem of “too much data” and truly harnessing the power of breaking down silos and integrating workflows to access predictive project insights and improve construction safety, quality, and timelines.
PARIC is a full-service construction company that has stayed competitive over four decades by marrying its strength and longevity to practical, forward-thinking innovation and delivering the highest quality and best outcomes to clients.
Andy Leek, Vice President of Technology and Innovation at PARIC, says the company has always been data-driven, even from the very start. But the technology has changed. He says there are three key steps to apply data and analytics effectively on the modern construction site.
Three Key Steps to Applying Data and Analytics on the Construction Site
- Provide actionable insights. With so much data available, it’s critical that contractors leverage technology that will deliver actionable insights in real-time to key stakeholders so they can inform proactive decision-making.
- Provide proactive performance metrics to project leaders. Leveraging data allows project leaders to manage trends and see developments in real-time to take action and improve outcomes.
- Learn from the data. A mature data and analytics program will use historical information to make decisions and improve future projects.
To see how PARIC achieved greater safety and quality with construction data analytics, view the full article on Autodesk Construction Blog.