As per other businesses, elements of change or disruption will have mix responses from industry players. We have seen throughout the years with multiple businesses or industry that implement changes in operating model, either voluntarily or not, have gone through a complex process of change management journey that trigger mix results.
Construction has been perceived as a conventional brick and mortar business which involves heavy tools and machineries. In terms of manpower and skill set, it has been commonly known that construction involves the professionals (white collar) who is the brain behind each project, the skilled worker who will execute work as per agreed and the semi-skilled (blue collar) who normally does the ground work.
Ultimately, all 3 groups are working towards a common goal in completing a project which requires maximum collaboration, communication, sequence of activities and work integration. All this requires a tool or software that will be useful regardless of project size or magnitude. Utilisation of software tool will fast be a necessity for all industry players. With technological advancement, project team can collaborate effortlessly irrespective of their physical location or skill set. This software usually is embedded with multiple features that will enable real time collaboration and eliminate unnecessary waiting time for a certain process. This will certainly benefit the industry since you will no longer need to wait for a document to be mailed across to you since everyone can access, comment, make changes and re-submit it through the software.
Improved communication and collaboration can result in improved efficiency, turnaround time and overall project delivery. At the end, construction projects will be judge on quality, timing and whether it satisfy the bottom line set by stakeholders. Hence, construction firms must adopt new trends in technology that can improve overall working capabilities while minimise human errors and additional cost.