Cloud and the Construction Industry

The construction sector is the backbone for the development of any country. Construction as an industry alone accounts to 6-9% of the GDP of developed countries. Right from planning and design to financing and execution of the project, the construction industry handles multiple disciplines that have to work in perfect collaboration. According to Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC), the global construction market is expected to reach $10.3 trillion by 2020. The US construction market was increased by 6.4% in 2015.

Construction Industry
Construction Industry
Construction Industry
Challenges faced by the Construction Industry and Solution proposed by CenterServ

The progress of the construction industry is dependent on the changing economic conditions of the country. Every time there is recession, the construction industry takes a hit. For this reason, construction companies always try to leverage resources to the core. Secondly, construction companies work at temporary locations and have to quickly setup offices. With constant change of workers, the management has to be on their toes managing the workforce. At the same time, workers and the office staff need to have access to company resources located in the main office. The central office has to handle the invoices, payrolls, financial reports and logistics. While working in remote locations, providing proper IT resources is a challenge for the company. Another challenge is the collaboration between different teams such as contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and the property owner. There needs to be transparency and proper accountability.

Benefits of cloud computing

Moving to the cloud is the best option for the construction industry. Here are some of the benefits offered by the cloud.

Managing Virtual offices

With the cloud, you can dynamically setup remote offices at any temporary jobsite. Workers and office staff can communicate with the managing office using their mobile devices. With fewer resources, you can effectively manage your construction projects. You can dynamically add workers and manage the project from a centralized location.

Gain collaboration between teams

Cloud solutions bring perfect collaboration between head office, contractors, sub-contractors and property owners. You can proactively communicate with each other. When a change is made to the project, it is made at the central location. Everyone accessing those documents would get the updated version in real-time. It means, everyone works on the latest version of the project.

Mobile solutions are the key

As construction companies setup temporary job sites in remote locations, communications become a key requirement. The advent of smart-phone technology has brought mobile solutions into place. In the cloud, workers can use their mobile devices to access company resources from any location. Whether you are at home, office or in another city, you can still access the latest version of the project.

Compete with large enterprises

The cloud enables smaller construction companies to compete with large enterprises as they get access to world-class technologies. Without the cloud, creating an enterprise-quality infrastructure is not feasible for small companies. Using the pay-per-use model, smaller construction companies can use cutting-edge technologies and resources to offer enterprise-level solutions.

Increased ROI

As construction industry is always vulnerable to economic changes, organizations should have proper control over expenses. The cloud leverages resources to the core which means you squeeze maximum output from available resources. Configurable computing resources are pooled and CapEx is reduced. Infrastructure maintenance costs are significantly reduced.

Why CenterServ is the best cloud provider for the Construction/Manufacturing Industry?

One of the main challenges for the construction industry is setting up virtual offices at remote locations. For high availability of resources, the cloud provider should operate thousands of nodes with a global presence. Not many cloud companies have this kind of infrastructure. CenterServ is one of the few companies which has thousands of nodes running in 200 countries. With CenterServ cloud solutions, you can quickly setup remote offices in any location.

CenterServ is the leading provider of cloud computing solutions for the construction industry. With thousands of nodes located in 200 countries, your data is always available online 24/7. Backed by several years of rich experience in designing cloud systems that is augmented with the experienced and dedicated staff, CenterServ delivers customized cloud solutions that are reliable and secure. CenterServ is not affiliated or obliged to any product, service or solution which means your organization is entitled for the best available alternative for any specific purpose or need. Most importantly, CenterServ solutions are cost-effective.