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    How can a construction site be more sustainable by using contemporary construction methods?

    While it is no secret that many construction companies and contractors have adapted well and taken a pragmatic approach to overcome workplace shortcomings, particularly during the covid pandemic, are there relatively unorthodox tools or technologies that have been overlooked in terms of usefulness?

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    One of the best ways to make your construction site or business more sustainable and environmentally friendly is to use sustainable building materials. These could include Geo-textiles and other crop-made products, concrete reinforced with natural fibres such as timber and bamboo, and straw bales. Utilising these are often less expensive than traditional building materials, meaning overall costs will be reduced.

    Furthermore, your methods of transporting your materials to and from the workplace are a huge factor in sustainability, ideally you would want your carbon footprint to be less impactful and as small as possible. Plus, in regard to materials, increasing interest rates are likely to affect all types of costs, prompting further pressure and limitations in construction

    Next, another primary obstacle for the construction industry is addressing the drastic demand for more high-quality labourers and staffing. This means the industry will need a large selection of more educated workers to manage, manipulate and interpret the data produced by new technology. Fortunately, women are stepping in to fill more competitive roles far more than in previous years. According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, women occupy only 10.9 percent of construction industry jobs, and industry hiring trends show a 94 percent growth in female-owned construction firms from 2007 to 2018.

    As with any project or endeavour, planning and research are key to ensuring the optimal work output, which is why comprehensive and concise construction management software is an imperative tool for remaining competitive, establishing a valuable business, and mastering operational efficiency. Whilst the available construction based software packages differ in many ways, the programs you are looking to invest in would ideally be able to efficiently end-to-end needs from RFIs to compiling data, sharing files with mobile teams, budgeting, document storage, payroll and HR, and inventory monitoring.

    Perhaps most importantly in the construction industry, is the ability to network and maintain a healthy workflow year-round. Rather than getting contracts and tracking deliverables from separate parties, firms can use smart contacts as an all-in-one tracking system where rules and deadlines are set.

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