BuiltWorlds’ Benchmarking Program provides its members with the opportunity to gauge their technology adoption against their peers to better understand and improve their tech stack. This program highlights leading construction technology solutions within five categories:
- Project Management & Oversight
- Field Management Solutions
- Tools, Equipment, & Robotics
- Offsite (Modular) Construction
This year’s annual Field Solutions Benchmarking Report has just been released and supplies aggregated results and key findings from the 2023 survey that focused on the five tech speciality areas:
- Materials Management
- Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC)
- Reality Capture
- Safety & Risk Management
- Workforce Management
Within this piece will be a deeper dive into the findings within the results pertaining to Safety & Risk management, noting the adoption of solutions and their satisfaction rate.
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What is Safety & Risk Management?
Safety & Risk Management consists of tech that enables users to capture, process, analyze, forecast, and communicate a project’s safety conditions and potential risks. These solutions provide contractors with the necessary data and insights to be proactive with jobsite safety, which minimizes accidents, aids in fostering a safer work environment, and maintaining accurate incident reports.
Top Adopted Solutions
Construction has inherent risk so even a project equipped with a comprehensive site plans should prioritize the implementation of Safety & Risk Management solutions set in place. The results from this year's Field Solutions Survey suggest a spilt in solution adoption, with 62 percent of survey respondents using solutions across their projects in some capacity and around 34 percent noting that they don't use any solution or are unsure. Below are three of the top solutions that were identified from the results of the 2023 Field Solutions Survey with a short company recap.
Autodesk's software enables its users to engage with all construction site stakeholders through their smartphone app. This connection of workflows from the design process to construction phase helps to reduce risk, increase predictability, and lower profit loss.
BuiltWorlds Survey Rating: 7.1/10
Procore's Site Quality and Safety Software empowers users to better understand, predict, and correct issues proactively. Their solution is created intentionally for field teams to easily comply with safety regulations and quality specifications.
BuiltWorlds Survey Rating: 6.9/10
This online software service offering facilitates accessible self-service Business Intelligence dashboards, reports, datasets, and visualizations for project leadership. Power BI connects to a multitude of data sources, combines and shapes data from those sources, and then creates reports and dashboards with the information to share with stakeholders.
BuiltWorlds Survey Rating: 6.8/10
The overall satisfaction rate for Safety & Risk Management solutions, according to the 2023 survey respondents, mirrors previous years with a high satisfaction rate average out of any tech area surveyed within the Field Solutions study. On average, users satisfaction with these solutions stands at an impressive 7.5 out of 10, emphasizing the reliability of Safety & Risk Management solutions within the built world. According to data from the 2023 Field Solutions Survey, 55% of respondents reported using a Safety & Risk Management solution for every project, while 40% either do not utilize any solution or are uncertain about their usage. This suggests that companies tend to either fully embrace these solutions for all of their projects, or refrain from using them altogether.
Although safety and risk management solutions as a specialty area are the highest rated on average across all criteria, satisfaction within the incident/claim prevention category has decreased on an annualized basis. The use of Autodesk Build, Procore, and PowerBI all allow contractors to collect information on incidents, or near misses, after they have occurred. They also allow field teams to digitally document jobsite hazards, a process that has long been manual. However, according to the data, what these solutions have not provided is a means to prevent near misses or incidents in the field. While contractors have grown accustomed to the documentation that comes with any safety-related incident, they are increasingly seeking preventative measures which these solutions do not appear to be able to provide just yet.