Sustainability in Construction: 4 Tips

Sustainability in Construction: 4 Tips
  • March 31, 2021
  • Elena
  • The current sustainability debate is not bypassing the construction industry. For construction companies, an important part lies with sustainable building ressources and materials. However, sustainability does not stop at the actual construction process itself.

    How do you manage to be sustainable despite thousands of construction plans and large construction machines? Read on for 4 tips on how to pay attention to sustainability in everyday life on the construction site.


    1. Digitalize construction plans

    What is often handled with paper and has to be printed out again and again can now be managed digitally right away. Important documents such as construction plans or technical drawings can simply be stored digitally and centrally on a shared drive so that everyone involved can access them directly. This saves constant printing and eliminates paper waste.


    2. Handle personnel planning online

    Away with wall calendars and highlighters: personnel planning can simply be done via app. This way, you have a holistic overview of the workforce and can plan participation in projects, possible absences and vacations. Speaking of vacation: with appropriate functions, there is no longer any need to print out, sign, and approve a vacation request; instead, it can be easily handled online.


    3. Equipment management: plan resources correctly

    Often times machines and equipment at construction companies are not optimally utilized. However, there are already software solutions on the market that allow construction machines to be recorded and tracked live – so that no information gets lost. In addition, solutions such as SAM make it possible to view the operating hours in order to directly assign how heavily machines are utilized on certain projects. It is also possible to see on which projects the construction machines are being used and when they will be available again.


    4. Monitor & optimize construction projects

    With the right software solution, construction projects are clearly displayed and progress can be seen immediately at a glance. Not only do you get rid of exhausting paperwork, but you also save time and money: thanks to the clear display you can see exactly what is needed when on which project in order to keep to the schedule. This way, you constantly learn how to manage projects even more efficiently and smoothly – and important resources are saved.

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