Rugged Devices in Construction
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Rugged devices in Construction 

The construction industry has traditionally veered away from investments in frontline technology.

Its harsh environments have made consumer tech unviable, while expensive and limited rugged devices haven’t offered the benefits to justify the investment. As a result, construction has lagged behind as the least digitised industry in Europe.¹

However, with supply chain friction increasing, staffing levels wavering and economic uncertainty looming, many are realising its time for a change. One survey found that 81% of respondents across the UK construction industry will be taking more significant leaps to improve their business digitally in the next 12 months.² Fortunately, there’s now an abundance of tools to help them do that. 

Today’s tools are comfortably able to take on the demands of construction sites, with features such as anti-shock design and IP68 water and dust resistance. But it’s their functionality that can truly transform your customer’s workforce’s capabilities. 

Traditionally, trades have operated in silos on a job site, which has led to problems in terms of poor communication and collaboration.

These tools mean that when crews working on the 26th floor run into problems, they can instantly address the issue by either referring to the latest plans on their rugged tablets, like the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro with its 10.1″ high-resolution screen. Alternatively, they can video call site supervisors, engineers and vendors to find quick and workable solutions. 

Ultimately, your customer’s investment will pay off as rugged devices deliver a lower total cost of ownership. Their durability and replaceable batteries mean they’ll get longer service from each device while productivity soars. 

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1 McKinsey Global Institute (2017) Reinventing Construction Through a Productivity Revolution
2 pbctoday (2019) UK Construction Industry to Ramp Up Digitisation in 2020