GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) is the standard developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to describe the protocols for second generation (2G) digital cellular networks that are used by mobile phones. As of last year, GSM become the default global standard for mobile communications, operating in more than 220 countries and territories and taking a massive 90% of the market share.
Cloud computing is also known as on-demand computing – it’s internet based and allows resources, data and information to be provided to computers, tablets and mobile phones on demand. This means that the information stored in the cloud is freely accessible anywhere in the world 24/7.
These are two powerful technologies which when combined offer some of the most agile and reliable services available today. The construction industry is increasingly looking to cloud based solutions that deliver real time information across a range of devices. One of the areas that can benefit the most from this type of powerful technology is health and safety. Digital systems and solutions will deliver real time information on health and safety issues such as weather data and wind speed so that managers and supervisors can make informed decisions on whether or not to stop work due to safety issues. The fact that the data used to make these decisions is stored in the cloud means that the historical logs are accessible in the future across a range of devices for use in downtime disputes.
Digital technology is changing the construction industry and making it a safer sector to work in with up to date information and alert systems while historical data is providing contractors and site managers with the information they need to deal with downtime disputes.