Suhas Mohol, Managing Director, StruEngineers India
Precast ConcretePrecast Concrete Construction is a methodology wherein construction elements like beams, columns, walls, slabs etc. are premanufactured in factories in reusable moulds and transported to construction sites to be used in the construction of the intended structures.
Tracking Precast Concrete Elements for Timely SupplyPrecast factories typically produce thousands of elements for different projects situated at different locations. Tracking each element for its status in the supply chain is of utmost importance for monitoring progress and ensuring timely completion of projects. Transportation of elements is also an important aspect of the precast supply chain, and it is important to know the exact location and the quality status of each precast element during transit as there are chances that elements could get damaged during transportation.
Challenges in Tracking
Traditional methods of tracking precast elements often rely on manual data entry and paperwork, leading to potential inaccuracies and inefficiencies. In addition, the sheer volume of elements produced in a typical precast facility can make tracking a logistical nightmare.
Knowing the real-time status of thousands of elements can be challenging if done manually - even small errors can lead to potentially major repercussions. This is where IMPACT can prove to be very useful.
StruSoft IMPACT Precast SolutionTo address these challenges, software solution Impact Precast is providing a digital platform for end-to-end tracking of precast concrete elements. The solution offers a comprehensive suite of tools that cover every stage of the precast production process. From initial design and production planning to quality control and logistics, Impact Precast aims to provide a single source of truth for all information related to precast concrete elements.
Advanced features include real-time tracking of elements, automated inventory management, and detailed production analytics. These features not only reduce the risk of errors but also provide valuable insights to further optimize the production process.
Moreover, Impact Precast is designed to integrate seamlessly with other software solutions used in the construction industry. This ensures that all stakeholders, from architects and engineers to contractors and site managers, have access to the same up-to-date information, improving communication and collaboration.
Future of Precast Concrete ProductionWith the adoption of digital solutions like Impact Precast, the precast concrete industry is set for a major leap forward. These solutions promise not just improved efficiency and accuracy, but also a significant reduction in the environmental impact of precast production.
In addition, by providing detailed data on every element produced, it opens up exciting possibilities for leveraging advanced analytics and AI in the precast industry. This could lead to further improvements in quality control, predictive maintenance, and even automation of certain production tasks.
In conclusion, tracking of precast concrete elements is an area of the precast industry that is ripe for innovation. Software solutions like Impact Precast represent a significant step forward in this regard, promising to revolutionize the way the industry operates and pave the way for a more sustainable, efficient, and data-driven future.