Big Data throughout the Construction Lifecycle
The reliance on and sheer volume of project data have been increasing over the last few years within the construction industry. Retaining all project data from start to finish is a key consideration of today’s project owners and general contractors (GCs). But as construction projects also become more complex and involve more people, there’s more data and data systems to accommodate.
With different stages of the project and different stakeholders requiring and using different software, by the time a typical construction project is complete, up to 30 percent of data has been lost at the handover and commissioning stage.
This is a problem because all the data collected during the design and build phases of a construction project are required to effectively operate the building beyond the handover and commission phases.The solution is to keep all project data in one system or software platform, which dramatically cuts down on the amount of data that is lost throughout the project. Data is captured throughout the entire project, is made available in one place for every stakeholder, and makes the commissioning and handover processes at completion seamless.