Video Conferencing is Helping to Build the Construction Field
It’s no surprise that companies of all sizes and industries are exploring ways to benefit from the use of video conferencing and telepresence technology. We recently discussed ways in which both the financial and manufacturing industries are using the technology to their advantage and more recently the fashion industry has customized its own solution in the form of a virtual fitting room. However, one field that you don’t hear much about when it comes to video usage is the construction industry. When we think of technology innovators we don’t usually think of those in construction, but they may not be as far behind as we think.
Some construction companies have been using telepresence, but find the requirement to be in a room more of a hindrance than a benefit. The construction industry is heavily reliant upon field work and therefore workers are typically not in close proximity to a stationary telepresence system. The solution for those out in the field is to use mobile telepresence instead. The reduction in bandwidth requirements coupled with content sharing capabilities has made mobile telepresence the ultimate collaboration tool. Now face to face communication and decision making can happen anywhere, at anytime. This can be critical for meeting deadlines and even speeding project completion time by connecting experts remotely, like architects, engineers and inspectors, who cannot be on site everyday so their input can happen in real-time instead of halting projects until they travel to a site.
Check out how some other industries you may not expect are using video and telepresence to achieve their goals and transform their businesses here.