2021 was another significant year for climate change impact on the construction industry. Here in the US, we have seen record-breaking wildfires, hurricanes, and tornadoes. The World Meteorological Organization says that we can continue to expect atypical weather patterns. As construction industry professionals, we know that weather plays a vital part in your day-to-day (sometimes minute-by-minute) management decisions. Jobsite weather tracking is more critical than ever — and it can boost your profits.
What Is Jobsite Weather Tracking
Construction professionals know that weather has a direct impact on productivity. Regional weather forecasts are helpful for short-term planning and creating your weekly schedules. These forecasts can tell you if weather conditions will be dry enough to pour concrete. They can let you know if a cold front is blowing in after warmer temperatures and precipitation to potentially create icy, slippery surfaces. And they can tell you if a larger storm is expected, and your schedules might need to be adjusted for the week.
Jobsite weather tracking uses GPS location to track the microclimate at your jobsite. Increased wind gusts, large fluctuations in temperature, fog, pop-up storms and more are tracked and recorded. You can then use this data to make informed decisions that improve safety and productivity which, in turn, will improve your bottom line.
Jobsite Weather Tracking Improves Safety And Productivity
Utilizing jobsite weather tracking will keep your construction crews safe, and will minimize damage to the jobsite and construction machinery. With real-time weather tracking for your jobsite, you can see the critical date you need to make informed safety decisions at the moment. Are you using large machinery such as tower cranes? Use the weather data to determine the load they can manage in the given climate, and feel confident of the outcomes. Wind gusts increasing? Have crew members secure loose or hanging items that could be lifted into the air. Pop-up thunderstorms on the way this afternoon? Use real-time weather data to determine when you need to evacuate crew members working in high areas, and when it’s safe to return. Real-time weather tracking can also help you recover an entire afternoon, or even an entire day’s work.
With jobsite weather tracking as part of your daily construction management tools, not only are you making safety a priority on your jobsite, you are also protecting your bottom line by avoiding unnecessary risks to your crews, machinery, and jobsite. A particularly notable feature of RedTeam’s field management app is the messaging and alerts feature. You can use this feature in combination with the real-time weather tracking to monitor the climate changes and send out notifications to everybody on the jobsite if inclement weather is about to disrupt the work day!
Jobsite Weather Tracking Protects Your Bottom Line
Global climate change has a direct impact on the construction industry. Unseasonable storms have been more frequent and are becoming more the norm. These newer, more irregular weather conditions that result from climate change lead to scarcity of building materials and add long delays to their expected delivery, labor shortages, and damage to construction equipment and machinery. When it becomes challenging to predict weather patterns, profits from construction projects are directly impacted. Construction management platforms that include real-time weather reporting can protect you from costly litigation over weather delays. These tools can provide accurate explanations of project delays, or even foresee potential delays coming. This is a primary reason why weather capture technologies are in such high demand right now! RedTeam’s daily reports include the day’s weather conditions and are generated FOR YOU within the app. With this seamless documentation, you have hard data proving when delays were unavoidable due to the weather.
To learn more about how RedTeam’s construction management platform can help you navigate the weather to improve your productivity and your profit, contact us today to schedule a demo!