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Unwrapping Construction Challenges & Private Networks

    Report added by Electronic Media Services on 26 Jan 2022
The construction industry is going through a digital revolution that is changing construction sites and in the future is predicted to look drastically different with autonomous machinery and drones, virtual reality and equipment and other digital innovations a common sight.

This is not the introduction of technology for technology’s sake but to help the industry deal with some of its key challenges. Electronic Media Services (EMS) through its long history of working with partners in the construction industry knows it has and continues to find change and in particular digital change difficult.

For this digitalisation to take place the construction industry requires reliable, secure and high performing voice and data wireless network connectivity and for the people, plant, equipment and materials across their construction site to be connected to this network to provide lots of data. In most workplaces these core services are seen as a basic utility available to all but not within the construction industry for their work sites. Therefore, the sort of network connectivity that a Long Term Evolution (LTE) or 5G private mobile network can offer.

With the help of COMIT Project, EMS in this white paper has collated these key challenges and identified 14 key challenges. The mapping of these challenges generates 48 individual construction use cases that can utilise the enhanced connectivity that an LTE or 5G private mobile network can offer.

This paper maps the use cases that utilise an LTE or 5G private mobile network against key challenges to show how technology can help remove or alleviate these challenges so that the industry can build faster, with fewer people and reduce costly errors. 

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