Increased use of data in construction

By Andy Brown11 July 2019



A new report has revealed that 64% of those in the construction industry believe that their ability to gather and analyse data has improved or improved significantly.

The report – released by Dodge Data & Analytics, in collaboration with construction management software provider Viewpoint, a Trimble company – surveyed those in the construction industry. 

The data shows that contractors believe improvements in field data collection will bring impactful change over the next three years, driving the industry’s digital transformation.

The findings also reveal that contractors that use commercial software to gather jobsite data have significantly higher satisfaction rates than those using paper forms or spreadsheets.

Both general contractors and specialty trades list security concerns as the top reason for not managing data in the cloud. Among those surveyed, 65% still use on-premise servers.

Viewpoint chief product & strategy officer, Matt Harris, said, “Contractors are demanding easier, better and more consistent collection of data – from the office, across their extended teams and into the field – in order to enable better measurement of project performance and drive toward greater gains.”

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