A guideline for digitization in the construction industry

What potentials result from digitization? What do these potentials look like when several organizations work on the same result? Which measures need to be taken for a step-by-step implementation?

Digital construction networks

An empirical study on the topic "Digital construction networks - an empirical analysis of incoming goods control on construction sites" was conducted.

Several studies are already analyzing what improvements and challenges can be brought through digitization in general (see Telekom 2019/2020). However, how these can be implemented in concrete terms has not yet been sufficiently scientifically examined. Especially when - as in the construction industry - a large number of project participants are involved.

In a particular example - the process of a concrete delivery from order to billing - only 33.33% of the steps on the construction site are value-adding activities. The remaining 66,66% are related to activities that do not add value but are nevertheless necessary. The waste is caused by media breaks and the associated manual processing work.

From the potentials identified in the analysis, measures for digitalization can be derived. The digitalization of data and its interfaces leads directly to improved value creation along the process chains and thus for the entire construction network involved. As a result, a guideline was developed which, by means of a step-by-step action plan, should simplify the implementation towards digitalized incoming goods control. If you are interested in the complete results, please contact us.

Telekom. 2019/2020. “Digitalisierungsindex Mittelstand: Der digitale Status Quo im Deutschen Baugewerbe.”