What is Geo-Construction?
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Geospatial construction, or "geo-construction", uses data from a wide range of focal points, such as location, population and environment, to influence the design and construction of any infrastructure in order to save, time, money and reduce waste.
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) improve the effectiveness of construction planning and design by integrating location information into a single environment. Their ability to store Big Data is used to maintain construction data in digital format, providing a wide range of information to the industry with a quick retrieval mechanism and manipulation capability, as well as calculating construction ratios and estimating costs.

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There are different types of models that help improve construction efficiency such as:

Automated schedule tracking models

Monitoring the assembly process of prefabricated buildings, integrating GPS and GIS technologies to obtain real-time information and manage loads/vehicles arriving by road to construction sites, in order to reduce waste generation.

Cost estimation models

Dynamically transmits information for material planning, identifying the right place to store building materials.

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Building materials trading models

Supports the search and purchase of products from different suppliers through an online system, providing an ideal solution for managing transportation costs and market analysis in all electronic trading activities.

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Route selection model

Avoid existing obstacles on a road reducing the risk of damaging existing utilities, minimizing the cost required during construction.

Construction process model

Plans and improves the performance of construction sites.

In general, GIS are not associated with this industry, so at PREDIK Data Driven we support and educate construction companies on the use of these technologies.

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