Innovations Enhancing Jobsite Communication
In today’s competitive landscape, construction firms need to leverage current technologies in their business strategy. Innovations in site monitoring alone have proven to increase efficiency and productivity while improving communication.
The insights that real-time jobsite monitoring delivers can transform how you manage your projects. The visual data collected during the execution phase can significantly influence project outcomes relating to schedule, quality and safety. In fact, cameras can impact many challenges construction managers face every day, such as the need for increased productivity, improved communications and the avoidance of costly rework.
Site cameras can be accessed from any Internet-enabled device, allowing project stakeholders to monitor multiples sites from anywhere. This approach reduces travel expenses and saves hundreds of wasted man-hours driving from site to site. With real-time visibility into each jobsite, project stakeholders can focus on more important tasks like job progress and budget management.
SiteCloud Multi-site Construction Camera Dashboard
Unfortunately, miscommunication happens regularly on jobsites. Visual documentation can change this, greatly improving the communication process and decreasing the chances of misunderstandings. Project managers, trade partners and others who need daily reports can rely on images to “tell the story” of the project, and images help owners track the progress of their investment. According to KPMG, 82% of owners feel they need more collaboration with their contractors, indicating enhanced communication is imperative.
SiteCloud Project Site Weather Conditions
Rework is a significant financial issue and impedes productivity in the construction industry. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, big projects typically take 20% longer to finish than originally scheduled and are as much as 80% over budget.
Rework is every project manager’s nightmare, a PlanGrid + FMI report indicates that 52% of which is caused by poor project data and miscommunication, causing $31.3 billion in rework in the U.S. in 2018.
Onsite cameras can help avoid this problem from the outset. Typically, a project will slowly derail because of several minor issues rather than one large one. Live and recorded video as well as high-resolution real-time imagery from the jobsite can provide a robust picture of job progress and help spot potential problems early on — long before they wreak havoc on your schedule and budget and, more importantly, without requiring you to set foot on the jobsite. If what you see on the screen and in progress reports don’t match up, you can respond quickly and get the project back on track.
SiteCloud Markup, Annotate and Share Project Issues
There’s no question jobsite cameras provide a more extensive — and growing — range of capabilities to jobsite awareness. Whether your value proposition is security, marketing, productivity or compliance, cameras have greatly improved visual monitoring, resulting in a safe, secure, communicative and productive operation.
About Sensera Systems
Sensera Systems® is a leading innovator of comprehensive, real-time jobsite monitoring solutions. The company is recognized for pioneering the next-generation of multi-function jobsite cameras that seamlessly integrate progress monitoring, collaboration, site-security, safety, and documentation functions. Sensera’s solar/wireless/LTE/cloud solutions have earned the trust of over 1,000 general contractor customers, making Sensera the fastest growing solar-powered jobsite camera manufacturer in North America.
Sensera’s portfolio of jobsite monitoring solutions is powered by Sensera’s SiteCloud® platform which provides easy-to-use software for viewing, monitoring, and sharing real-time site data, detecting actionable insights, and simplifying workflow. SiteCloud is tightly integrated with Sensera’s complete line of jobsite cameras, SitePOVTM mobile app, and SiteCloud-AERIALTM drone photography services to provide comprehensive automated site monitoring from a simple web interface. SiteCloud service includes WiFi and 4G/LTE connectivity making it a true end-to-end solution. Integrations with Autodesk® BIM 360, Procore®, and PlanGrid simplify and automate workflow across the enterprise.
Director of Marketing, Sensera Systems
Wendi Burke has a career spanning over 25 years in the marketing and management of high-tech fortune 100 and SMB organizations. She has spent the past 10 years in executive leadership roles in the surveillance, access control, cloud-based SaaS, and construction jobsite monitoring industries for companies such as Sensera Systems, 3xLOGIC and IQinVision (now Vicon Security).