Technology is constantly improving the way the construction industry operates. Smartphones and mobile apps have made communication and collaboration on projects easier. Building Information Modeling (BIM) improves project visualization, makes scheduling more efficient and reduces waste and rework.
One aspect that often goes overlooked is how technology can be leveraged to improve construction site safety. Construction remains one of the deadliest occupations with 937 worker deaths in 2015, according to the most recent Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
This has been changing in the past few years as companies realize that technology can be used to better protect their workers.