- Materials selection and design processes play an important role in reducing construction’s environmental impact, but they’re not enough on their own.
- To make the required improvements in sustainability, stakeholders must commit to addressing the inefficiencies, rework, and waste throughout the asset lifecycle, beginning with design and continuing through operations and maintenance.
- A connected construction approach offers a means of designing, building, and operating more sustainable assets. By providing the technology and interconnectivity, connected construction gives the right people the right data at the right time. When everyone involved in the project has access to the information they need to detect problems earlier and make better and faster decisions, waste and rework are minimized.
- While it may seem like an overwhelming proposition, you likely have some of the foundational technology components that make up a sustainable, connected construction approach.
- Read The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Construction Technology to deepen your understanding of:
Why technology is critical to improving sustainability throughout the project lifecycle
What technologies are needed to support a connected construction approach
Where you should make technology investments to achieve your sustainability goals.