Construction & Building Management

The construction industry is not traditionally digitally mature, but has huge potential to use data more effectively. From when buildings are first procured, through the construction process to when they are eventually operational and managed, there is a treasure trove of data which can be captured and analysed for insights to drive efficiency and revenue.

During the construction process we can measure contracts, raw materials, supply chain and progress through the construction project. Cost data can be captured for benchmarking and to drive down project costs, whilst risks can be identified earlier. Data can also be used to maximise health and safety controls and outcomes.

Once the business is operational, todays smart buildings have a raft of sensor data exposed with RFID and IOT devices. Heat, light and temperature data and information about the security of the building can all be captured, and potentially analysed for patterns and events of interest.

Finally, data and analytics also have a role to play in maximising revenue for instance from rentals or ancillary services such as parking.

Example Use Cases

Timeflow integrates with a range of websites, applications, APIs and other data sources across your business to identify and respond to key situations of interest. Examples specific to this industry include:

Example 1 – Smart Building IOT

Heat sensors are placed throughout the building and monitored over time. Timeflow observes that an area of the building is consistently colder than other areas of the building and suggests that measures are taken to reduce energy wastage.

Example 2 – Smart Building Security

A door is left open after 10pm at night, which is not a usual occurence. An alert is triggered to the building security staff to investigate.

Example 3 – Construction Supply Chain Monitoring

A main contractor works with a number of sub contractors to deliver building projects around the globe. One subcontractor is regularly late in delivering their components. This data is captured and flagged on KPI dashboards for relevant team leaders.

Example 4 – Health and Safety Monitoring

Construction staff on site are required to complete mandatory training. A construction staff member works on the construction site after the certificate expires, so an alert is sent to the relevant manager.