There’s no denying it: the building industry has experienced a technological revolution. But, unfortunately, the prevailing consensus on building and modern technology is that it has been slow to adopt. While this was true in the past, the building industry today and in the future is all about modern technologies.
More and more contractors are pushing themselves to master new skills and keep up with the latest technology trends. As a result, it has become the new norm for winning bids and landing contracts in many circumstances.
Not only is technology assisting in making the industry safer, but it is also assisting contractors in regaining control of their budgets, making better decisions about project planning and equipment, and, as a result, driving the green-construction trend forward.
The construction sector embraces technology because it pushes the business to a level of efficiency and production that has never been achievable before. Yet, while there are nearly endless revolutions and new technologies emerging every day, construction continues to be one of the most dangerous industries to work in.
The evolution of construction tech is helping to change this. However, there is plenty of room for improvement. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration data, construction standards were one of the most frequently violated standards in 2020. Taking proper safety precautions when using construction equipment is one of the essential areas companies can address, and it starts with using reputable sources for purchasing both new and used equipment.
For example, purchasing a brand-new scissor lift can be extremely expensive, yet there are risks associated with buying used equipment. If a company is considering purchasing a used scissor lift, the infographic below highlights some of the pertinent questions to ask before the purchase.
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