Optimising Equipment-Use in Construction
Tracking how, when and where machinery is being used to improve site productivity.
Construction programmes are less productive, and more expensive, when equipment is left unused, machinery orders are duplicated, or vehicles have to be taken out of service because of unscheduled repairs. This waste is often hidden in plain sight because there is little real-time data that shows plant use onsite. BuildStream and Costain are using the latest technology to track how equipment is being used across the site and how to optimise it - and can even identify when trucks are being used just to warm site workers up. A digital platform visualises the data and makes recommendations about ways to improve utilisation, any maintenance that's required, and it can even predict demand for machinery to avoid it sitting idle.
Innovation type: Digital, Process
Organisation type: Construction tier 1 contractors, Innovative SME, Research centre