How “The Internet of Things” is Affecting the Construction Industry

How does interconnection affect the construction industry?

UK, December 4, 2017.- The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is becoming an increasingly growing topic of conversation both in the workplace and outside of it. The IoT is the concept of connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other) and is transforming the construction industry. This includes everything from mobile phones to wearable devices and almost anything else you can think of. This is also subject to components used on modern building sites, such as Doka’s innovative concrete monitoring sensor – Concremote, which plays a huge part in the IoT. The Balance’ takes a look into how the IoT is changing the construction industry in the 21st century with some practical examples.

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The Best Connectivity Options for Construction in Industry 4.0

UK, October 24, 2017.- Construction sites require quick and flexible connectivity even before the start of a project, yet many sites still struggle to get reliable broadband and phonelines. In this particular article, Countrywide Telecoms explore several options which a site agent can choose to employ into their site: 

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Do you already have a cybersecurity protocol in your construction company?

UK, October 20, 2017.-  We are living in one of the greatest disruptive transformations of human history: the digitalisation of personal and professional life. The internet of things, big data, smart data, artificial intelligence and analytics all require an efficient and competitive level of cybersecurity.

With the construction and manufacturing industries being  strategically important parts of  Western economic development, the construction publication, UK Construction Online, and Schneider Electric assimilates the great importance of cybersecurity and have published the following analysis:

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2050: #Construction works without humans?

UK, September 11, 2017.- The speed of revolution 4.0 is the fastest of all times. The Internet connection to all the objects we work with every day will be more intense every year. Augmented reality and virtual reality are secured this year because smartphone makers have decided. These and other innovations will make possible the construction works without humans ?. This scenario has been raised by UK Construction On Line with this result:

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Will you trust your construction project to virtual reality?

UK, July 12, 2017. – Virtual reality technology will be in our hands sooner than originally planned. Technology giants, Google, Samsung, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft are working to market virtual reality products and services for any market. And of course, for the creation and development of construction projects. Here, we recall a Construction Enquirer analysis of this technology.

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5 things I learned from working to close the gender gap in my company

UK, June 18, 2017. Doka UK Social Media has already published information on the gender pay gap in the construction sector. Today we bring an interesting reflection from the World Economic Forum. We then reproduce it in full to give way to debate and knowledge.

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17 APPS, Specialized in Construction, for Your Mobile Devices

UK, May 16, 2017.- Daily Reporter, as it has done since 2013, has published an interesting list with 17 applications (APPs) of construction, after a detailed survey. They are interesting because of the functionality of each APP and also because of the many comments they have made among construction professionals. No doubt, it is a reference guide and we take the opportunity to ask you if you work with other APPs, please indicate this in the comments section in this information:

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#Construction: Ignoring digitization is a mistake

UK, April 6, 2017.- Roland Berger, Civil Economics, Energy & Infrastructure Competence Center, has produced the book Thinking: Digitization in the construction industry. Building Europe’s road to “Construction 4.0”. From the Blog Formwork of Doka UK we recommend to carefully read every analysis and graph of this in-depth study. Here we are only going to publish a synthesis that will lead you to read the entire Roland Berger report. For example the final conclusion:

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IoT + Construction: Safer and more efficient civil works

UK, February 20, 2017. Today, the smartphone you carry in your pocket has more technology than the first space vehicle that came to the moon. Never before, the human being lived such a dizzying evolution thanks to the hardware, the software and the connection that unites them: Internet.

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