Helping companies manage expensive machinery, boost productivity, and reduce unnecessary expenses, GPS has emerged as an extremely valuable tool in the construction industry.
FREMONT, CA: When Global Positioning Satellites (GPS) was first launched for military use, it forever changed the human’s spatial perception and ability to pinpoint the precise location. When made available for commercial use, it has become an indispensable tool for many industries, including construction. Today, GPS is adding a degree of automation and precision to construction sites like never before, greatly reducing the need for on-site human assistance. Today, GPS tracking lends itself to numerous key applications in construction sites of all sizes, and in projects of all scales. The following are some of the major advantages of using GPS prowess in construction.
Preventing Construction Thefts
Theft of construction equipment and materials is the real danger that firms face today. It can cost the loss of essential tools, equipment, machinery, and even significant sums of money. As a solution to this rising issue, GPS tracking devices can be used with vehicles and building equipment. A GPS device designed to send its data over the internet enables firms to locate the position of a stolen vehicle or machinery. The coordinates appearing on the map can help authorities identify the location and direction of travel of the stolen article so that they can intercept it.
Reducing Fuel Expenses
Construction often involves lots of driving. Transporting materials between sites, collecting construction equipment from warehouses, driving waste to the recycling center, and all other such transportation activities consume fuel. GPS tracking devices have sensors that monitor fuel consumption. This lets construction firms keep track of fuel used in real-time, and notification will be sent to managers whenever a vehicle refuels. Managers can compare this data with expense claims to take proactive measures to reduce fuel consumption. GPS tracking helps in cutting down fuel expenditure and also points to the shortest and most efficient routes for journeys.
Boosting Employee Performance
Employee GPS tracking devices can be worn by the workforce while they are at work. This will stream real-time data on workers’ activities around the site, letting managers know the progress of work. GPS monitoring devices will also notify managers if any employees leave the site, thereby allowing site managers to keep track of productivity levels.