5G is transforming the way the construction industry does business. It makes construction progress faster, smarter, safer, and more efficient.
The construction industry has now entered a new phase of digitalization. Construction timelines are tight and being able to complete a construction project on time or ahead of schedule directly affects the profitability of the project. 5G delivers a robust and reliable connectivity with high-speed data access without much cabling requirement, allowing constant and rapid communication of massive files even when construction sites are located in remote areas.
5G also supports a massive deployment of IoT and other new technologies which enable applications in construction projects such as progress monitoring, constructions safety, quality monitoring, supply replenishment, construction tools and equipment tracking, building information modeling (BIM) and predictive maintenance. All these certainly add value to meeting tight construction schedules.
Potential 5G Use Cases in Construction
Enhanced video surveillance for on-demand transparent view of the construction progress
Drones with 4K video sharing and analytics for construction status and reporting
Hazard and maintenance sensing
Massive connectivity enable multiple users to interact with each other in real-time
Real-time imaging usage for asset monitoring
Integration with various sensors for geo-fencing or motion alert e.g. fall detection