At the time of writing this book, many construction companies were just beginning to realize the benefits possible from IIoT. Some of the major use cases envisioned included the following areas:
- Construction operations: Match nearest crews, equipment, and tools to tasks
- Optimal tools performance: Automatically adjust tools (for example, speed and torque) to the task at hand
- Safety: Determine potential problems remotely, including the time that crew are on-duty (beyond normal working hours) and crew locations
Manufacturers of building tools are enabling high-end tools to be tracked and linked to individual usage. For example, Milwaukee Tools' One Key enables tracking of tool performance levels and location. The ...