Despite all the technological advancements, the construction industry is still printing a whopping amount of invoices, blueprints, change orders, and all sorts of documents. In fact, US companies alone print around 37 million blueprints every year, which translates into $18.5 million and 42,000 fewer trees on our planet. Compared to this approach, digitising documents and storing them on the cloud offers immense benefits. They could be found easier, accessed anytime and anywhere, and are more secure.
Michael Mullin, an expert for computer technologies used in the construction sector, argues that the inability to access papers or even find them delays projects. Also, having a digital trail of changes in a construction project can help companies in the case of potential litigation.