The engineering construction industry struggles with making informed decisions based on the most accurate information available and with managing people and materials in a dynamic construction environment.
In many cases, executing a given construction task as it was planned is a challenge. It is often not clear what has to be done, when it has to be done, by whom, and which materials are available. The traditional answer to such challenges is for contractors to include a significant amount of contingencies in their cost estimates to ensure that a contract will pay as much as possible. Typically, less attention is being spent on reducing inefficiencies, risk, and waste at the construction site.