With the number of workers in the construction industry falling as the population of working age declines, change is gradually emerging in the industry. One option is the approach of looking to the future but starting ICT with what you can do right now, then gradually expanding applications while enjoying the benefits of ICT.
Another smart approach is to consider introducing ICT in ways that fit your company’s future progress, such as starting by using rented ICT construction machinery to build up expertise around a series of ICT construction processes.
Another key point of ICT application is to gain the ability to do 3D surveying by drone (UAV) and generate 3D design data in-house. But many companies complain of problems, such as the time it takes to create point cloud data. Hitachi Construction Machinery offers Solution Linkage Point Cloud, our solution that automatically processes the creation of point clouds, which used to take hours, just by uploading drone-captured images to the Cloud. For example, the process to complete deliverables from conventional surveying used to take three days, but in some cases that can be shortened to just one day from drone imaging to finished 3D data. This is an accessible solution which can be started immediately if automated drone flight is possible.