Technology and connectivity has transformed the construction industry allowing organisations to optimise their resources and improve delivery time.

What’s more, it’s these advancements that have helped sites to adapt to the ‘new normal’ over the last few months.

In this blog, we explore the three best solutions to site management post-lockdown. If you haven’t yet adopted them, you’ll soon see why you should…

Task management and scheduling software

On a construction site, there are a number of projects taking place at any one time. In order for site managers to assess each, they typically have to get at the coalface of every project and make a note of the progress made.

Already painstakingly long, this requires a member of your construction workforce to mix between multiple groups – and there’s a risk that social distancing rules may be broken. However, with task management software that all changes.

Instead of manually updating each team, and then the stakeholders, your teams can report their progress online. Site managers can update their schedules and investors can benefit from regular updates on the development lifecycle.


Improved site surveillance

Of course, this doesn’t solve the problem of how to monitor the behaviour of your teams. In fact, one of the benefits of having a site manager is that they can report back on whether or not your staff are complying with health and safety, and social distancing rules.

However, it’s likely that you already have a solution available… Your CCTV set-up can be used to run your operation from the back office. Not only will it help you enforce social distancing, but having prominent surveillance protects you from any unwarranted claims or health and safety breaches.

Construction sites can be dangerous places, and you are liable for those who work on the premises – and members of the public who come too close. CCTV allows you to monitor all elements of your site and leaves you with undisputed evidence of your attempts to protect all parties, should you need it.


eSIMS to keep you connected

Unfortunately, while you are managing your site you might struggle to stay connected to each team. Broadband can take some time to set up, and WiFi hotspots might not necessarily reach across the development.

Luckily for you, eSIMS are perfect for finding connections when there are seemingly none. They allow any mobile device to connect with any provider in the UK or abroad. You won’t need to decide which provider to use either, the product will always connect to the carrier with the strongest signal.

This will ensure those using task management software on their mobile devices will always be able to update you and continue to report back their progress. Likewise, it allows you to check your surveillance tech from wherever you are, as opposed to being stuck in a fixed location.


Where we come in

At Nxcoms, we’ve been driving construction teams forward for years. We understand the stumbling blocks that have prevented the industry from adopting software and have created solutions to overcome them.

But we don’t just provide eSIMS. We’re also able to install a direct broadband connection and can even protect it via a private APN. Sound good? Speak to a member of the team today by emailing info@nxcoms.co.uk or calling 0161 711 1100.

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