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In this issue:
Robots to the Rescue: How Automation Boosts Productivity on the Jobsite Managing Email Overload: Tips and Best Practices What's the most innovative tool or piece of equipment you've used on a construction site? Smart Building Tech: Essential, Affordable, and Here to Stay Caulk, caulk, and more caulk: the tale of the never-ending tube
Construction Innovation and Productivity: Robots, Email, Tools, and Caulk
Robots to the Rescue: How Automation Boosts Productivity on the Jobsite
Construction firms are seeking solutions to address finding enough qualified workers and increasing productivity. One solution that addresses both issues is the use of autonomous robots. These cutting-edge technologies can help teams collect data more efficiently and provide valuable insights. This can be done with fewer working hours and greater efficiency, leading to improved productivity.
Autonomous robots are being hailed as a potential game-changer for the construction sector. By taking on mundane or repetitive tasks, these robots allow human workers to focus on more complex and high-value tasks.
Managing Email Overload: Tips and Best Practices
According to a survey conducted by email service provider Gated, a large majority of people feel overwhelmed by their inboxes. In fact, reported feeling this way, while 82% said they often miss important emails due to the sheer volume of messages they receive. On average, a work inbox receives 71 emails per day from Monday through Friday.
The burden of email has even caused 30% of respondents to completely empty or abandon their inbox at some point. Not being able to read or respond to every email leaves 74% of workers feeling guilty or stressed. This survey highlights how tools that were designed to make the workplace more productive and efficient can actually hinder workers instead.
What's the most innovative tool or piece of equipment you've used on a construction site?
Are you a construction professional looking to improve your toolkit? We want to hear from you. Share your thoughts and experiences about the most innovative and useful tools and equipment you've used on the job. Let's start a conversation and learn from each other to elevate our craft and make our work even more efficient and effective.
Smart Building Tech: Essential, Affordable, and Here to Stay
Smart building technology is affordable and necessary for office projects, according to Guy Windsor-Lewis, CEO and founder of Locale Group. He said that cost-cutting on " technology would be a huge mistake as it can increase efficiency and sustainability, reducing energy bills. Windsor-Lewis added that the cost of installing such technology is not as high as many think and that, in many cases, it is already included in service charges. He concluded by saying that while smart building technology may be seen as an additional expense, it is an investment in a building's future value.
Caulk, caulk, and more caulk: the tale of the never-ending tube
Bob, a construction worker with a love for caulk, stumbles upon a never-ending tube of the magical sealant. At first, his skeptical coworkers think he's pulling their leg, but they quickly realize the truth when they see Bob smoothly caulk the entire office building in record time.
The crew is blown away by Bob's discovery and can't get enough of the never-ending caulk. They dub him "Caulk-a-lot" and shower him with praise and admiration. And the best part? Bob's boss is so impressed that he gives him a promotion and a raise.
But Bob doesn't let the success go to his head. He remains humble and continues to share his caulk-filled wealth with his fellow workers. And the never-ending tube of caulk? It keeps on giving, providing endless supplies of sealant for the construction crew.
So, the moral of the story? Always keep an open mind and a watchful eye, because you never know what amazing innovations you might discover on the job. And always keep a steady supply of caulk close at hand, because you never know when you might need it.
That's it for today in the construction world.