| posted by: Luciano Cunha
The value proposition for the internet of things in the construction industry is in many ways similar to manufacturing, the topic of our post from February 18. Many large construction companies also engage in the manufacturing of architectural components or materials. However, all of the valuable equipment used in construction projects is mobile at least at some point, resulting in more complex tracking and management.
Once the projects are complete, they generally need to last for fifty years or longer. Typically, the construction company would only be called back to a project in case of massive materials failure or some kind of disaster. Connected sensors in the internet of things can tell builders and building managers how the materials and components in their edifices perform and change through their entire life, allowing them to take any corrective action before damage occurs. Builders can also take advantage of the internet of things to manage their people and teams more effectively.