The construction industry is starting to realize how technology could improve not only the productivity of workers, but it could also ensure their safety as well. For that reason, creative minds and experts have been working hand in hand to come up with technological innovations that are reliable and efficient.
Through this, construction projects can be completed in just a short amount of time, and the safety of everyone is guaranteed. Here are some of the latest advancements in technology that could make the construction site safer.
1. Smart Safety Glasses
More and more companies are implementing the use of smart safety glasses because they keep the workers safe. Aside from protecting the eyes of the workers against debris, dust, and other particles that could harm the eyes, smart safety glasses are embedded with a camera, as well as a projected monitor and Wi-Fi access.
Using this smart gear, the wearer can utilize real-time images that could measure the area, perform necessary alterations, and transmit them to the central unit for the contractors to evaluate. Not just that, as technology keeps on evolving, so as the smart gadgets.
There are intelligent glasses that come with a set of earbuds and microphones for the employees to easily communicate with each other wherever they are.
2. Smart Helmets
Similar to smart glasses, intelligent helmets are the more improved version of the traditional masks worn at the construction site. It is equipped with sensors, as well as augmented reality tools that allow the wearer to capture critical information within the job site.
The good thing about these helmets is that it also comes with 4D capabilities that will enable the workers to visualize the overall scheme of the project. HD video recording, 360 navigation, and 3D mapping are the other functions you can look forward to.
3. Driveway Assistance Device
Most of the time, construction projects are near residential areas. Most of the time, this creates an issue between workers and residents who are trying to get in and out of the location.
This holds true especially during lane closures that involve driveways being blocked, and traffic must be carefully monitored. With Driveway Assistance Device, drivers would be able to merge or follow the truck out of the work zone, which reduces time delays.
4. Remote Asset Management
With the evolution of IoT technology, remote asset management continues to improve as well.
Now, it has the ability to be able to link equipment to the Internet, allowing you to monitor locations as well as the activities in the workplace. Through this, contractors would be able to track traffic conditions and send email alerts whenever it’s needed. Furthermore, since it can facilitate analytics, you’ll be able to know when something unusual is taking place.
5. Smart Traffic Cones
Smart traffic safety cones are indeed a game changer in the construction industry. For motorists, they might think that it’s just traffic equipment that notifies them about the construction project being done.
What they’re not aware of is that it could monitor and collect traffic speed and data. Most of which are also built with GPS that allows them to report the data via the Internet.