How Construction Businesses Can Benefit From Digital Optimisation and Collaborative Planning

Construction businesses have been quicker to adopt digital solutions from the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis has been a wake-up call in the construction sector, with many contractors going digital and embracing new ways to deliver projects.

But more needs to be done with the sector still lagging in terms of construction output and considering the increase in demand for infrastructural projects.

Early adopters of digital technologies like Building Information Modelling (BIM) are already leveraging its end-to-end collaboration solutions and making a difference. And the benefits of BIM are set to expand further as it becomes mainstream.

how can construction businesses benefit from this technology:

  1. Improved productivity

The more traditional construction model often involves different trades working in isolation, using time-consuming paper-based documentation, and manual workflows, which inevitably decreases the effectiveness of projects.

However, adopting a model that includes all the parties involved from the start of the project will help construction businesses in the UK drive productivity. With BIM, all aspects of the construction projects become faster to complete with greater efficiency as it improves communication and collaboration between all the people involved. Architects can also use the software to create designs promptly and start construction earlier.

  1. Cost and material savings

BIM provides construction businesses with tools that improve the planning stages of projects. It includes reliable construction estimates of materials, transport and expenses related to labour. Having such accurate estimations before on-site construction helps contractors save costs and reduce material waste.

Contractors are also able to reduce labour costs by streamlining the construction workflow for fewer billable hours. What’s more, the effective planning stage using BIM reduces the margin for mistakes, leading to fewer revisions on-site and material savings.

  1. Better results

Improved communication and collaboration between construction businesses, clients, architects, and other relevant parties provide a synchronised model and better results at every stage of the project. BIM allows all the parties involved in the construction project to obtain updated information in real-time, minimising inadequacies during the development and resulting in higher quality built assets.

About Jerram Falkus

We are an experienced family-run construction business with a strong commitment and dedication to meeting our clients’ needs.

We believe that BIM systems and technology as a whole can revolutionise the construction sector and help meet the rising demand for infrastructural projects. This is highlighted in our Ark Soane project, one of our largest construction projects in recent years,  where we are implementing BIM to ensure greater efficiency.

Choose Jerram Falkus as your next construction company. Get in touch with us for more information.