Construction industry still remains as one of the most dangerous industries of all. According to the survey conducted by International Labor Organization (ILO), nearly 60,000 fatal accidents at construction job site occur every year. Well, technology can help but only if it is used properly and consistently. Technology is improving the construction industry in the office, through equipment and materials, on the job site and even with personal protective equipment. The advanced technology is making construction sites safer and more efficient. Recent advancements have seen many tech innovations that started out as novelties or gimmicks to quickly find their way to practical applications in the built environment sector. Here are six videos that explain how digital technology can advance construction safety.
One of the common considerations while constructing a building among the owners or decision-makers is the choice between using one firm for all aspects of your project (architecture, engineering, development, and construction), or using separate firms for each component. While cases can be made for each approach, we at A F Alber believe that integrated approach offers several unique benefits to the building owners. Integrated approach not only helps in improving the life-cycle costs but also offers a greater potential to reduce first costs. Many owners have assumed that high performance; integrated design solutions would always cost them more.