GIRI research explores adoption of error reduction technology on site

4 Dec 23

The extent to which digital technologies that can reduce errors in construction have been adopted on site is explored in a new GIRI research report, launched at the GIRI annual meeting on 1 December.

The second of two research reports in GIRI's technology-focused series, it explores how technology is being used on live construction sites and whether it is having an impact on error reduction. It identifies the technologies that are currently providing the most beneficial outcomes in terms of error reduction, enhanced project delivery, budget and time savings.

The construction industry lacks the maturity of other sectors when it comes to the implementation of digital solutions on site, and the report highlights the huge opportunity to drive innovation and efficiency by speeding up this process.

The research draws insights from an online questionnaire and a series of discussions with professionals working on 11 live construction sites across the UK. Both focus on understanding how digital tools are viewed by the professionals using them, explore barriers to implementation and the cost and timescales of implementation, and look at the opportunities for wider use of technology.

The use of digital technology on site to reduce errors in construction is available to download for free from the GIRI website. Its companion report, The use of technology to reduce errors in design and construction, which identifies the technology types with the greatest potential to reduce error, is also available to download here.

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