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August 2, 2023

The 5 Steps Needed to Streamline Construction

In the fast-paced world of construction, contractors face immense pressure to complete projects efficiently, on time, and within budget. Being able to streamline construction processes is paramount to achieving these goals. Avvir, a leading technology company, offers a range of innovative solutions that optimize construction workflows.

In this article, we’ll explore five key steps that contractors can take to streamline construction processes. We’ll also highlight Avvir's cutting-edge solutions while providing real-world examples specific to project types.

1. Embrace Building Information Modeling (BIM) Technology

Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology revolutionizes construction processes by creating a virtual representation of a project. General contractors can leverage Avvir's BIM-based solutions to enhance collaboration, improve communication, and achieve better project visualization. Avvir automates progress tracking by comparing as-built conditions against the BIM model, enabling contractors to identify discrepancies and minimize rework in real time.

In the real-world example of a large-scale data center, Avvir's BIM-based solution played a vital role in streamlining the construction process, ensuring adherence to design specifications, and minimizing delays. The construction team was able to improve project efficiencies significantly due to the following tech insights.

Jared Stoffan, the senior virtual design and construction manager on the project, remarked, “Avvir completes the BIM life cycle. We're constantly validating all of the time, money, and effort that we put into our work, and these insights are the bow on the whole BIM process.”

The successful implementation of Avvir's solution showcased the transformative power of BIM technology in complex commercial construction projects.

2. Implement Automated Construction Monitoring

Manual construction monitoring is prone to errors and delays. By implementing Avvir's automated construction monitoring solutions, contractors can gain real-time insights into project progress. Avvir utilizes laser scanning technology, 360 photos and video, computer vision, and machine learning algorithms to capture and analyze construction data accurately. This provides contractors with actionable information to make data-driven decisions.

In the real-world example of a high-rise project, Avvir's automated monitoring solution played a crucial role in capturing precise as-built conditions and facilitating early detection of deviations from the BIM model. Below are some additional details about how Avvir's solution helped AECOM develop its New York Manhattan West project.

Avvir's automated monitoring solution empowered the project team to promptly address structural misalignments, streamline construction schedules, enhance collaboration, and ensure quality assurance. This real-world example illustrates how Avvir's solution can be applied in high-rise construction projects to streamline processes, reduce risks, and improve project outcomes.

3. Leverage Predictive Analytics for Improved Efficiency

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Predictive analytics plays a vital role in streamlining construction processes. Avvir's predictive analytics solution harnesses historical and real-time data to identify patterns and forecast potential risks. By analyzing project data, contractors can optimize resource allocation, mitigate delays, and make informed decisions proactively.

During a recent multiyear project in the education sector, Skanska’s integration of Avvir's predictive analytics solution proved instrumental in mitigating potential delays:

The integration of Avvir's predictive analytics solution exemplifies how data-driven insights can be utilized to streamline construction processes. By adjusting construction activities and allocating resources efficiently, project team members successfully reduced delays and improved overall efficiency.

4. Integrate Prefabrication Techniques

Prefabrication is a construction service that involves manufacturing and assembling building components off-site in controlled factory environments before transporting them to the construction site for installation. The integration of prefabrication techniques into construction processes increases the likelihood of producing quality work.

Avvir's solutions provide valuable support during the prefabrication process in the ways detailed below.

By supporting the integration of as-built documentation and BIM data, Avvir streamlines coordination, enhances communication, and improves quality control. The combination of prefabrication techniques with Avvir's solutions offers contractors significant time and cost savings while ensuring a high level of accuracy.

5. Continuously Learn and Improve With Data Analytics

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Data analytics provides valuable insights into construction processes. Contractors can leverage Avvir's data analytics tools to analyze project data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions. By continuously learning from data, contractors can improve processes, optimize resource allocation, and enhance project outcomes.

For example, analyzing historical project data can help identify factors that might contribute to delays or cost overruns, enabling contractors to implement strategies for improved efficiency. By monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) such as resource utilization, productivity rates, and safety incidents on the job site, contractors can identify areas of improvement and implement targeted measures.

Data analytics also facilitates benchmarking against industry standards and best practices, enabling contractors to set realistic goals and track progress. Overall, contractors who embrace data analytics can unlock valuable insights and optimize their business operations.

Make Efforts to Streamline Construction Processes

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The construction industry is constantly evolving. Even if you have years of experience in general contracting, you should continually be looking for new ways to streamline construction processes. This article provided five ways in which you can do so, ranging from BIM to the implementation of data analytics.

By adopting these five key steps and harnessing Avvir's offerings, contractors can optimize collaboration, improve decision-making, reduce rework, and achieve successful outcomes across various project types. 

Embracing technology-driven solutions is the pathway to unlocking efficiency and excellence in the construction industry. Be sure to contact Avvir to learn more about how our software can help you improve your construction management processes.

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