For an industry built on physical labour, the COVID-19 pandemic caused significant disruption across the construction sector. At Laing O’Rourke we leveraged our knowledge and experience of new technologies to source solutions for our impacted workforce due to restrictions across Australia.
One of those solutions was BuiltView, a digital productivity tool and cloud-based platform built from our innovation team. BuiltView’s technology creates virtual site access through a combination of 360 video walk through and an image sharing platform, allowing non-essential site staff to receive progress updates from home.
We see this purposeful technology becoming a new way of working in applications outside of restriction management. BuiltView continues to support our teams to collaborate more flexibly, supporting work-life balance as well as providing opportunities to tap into the skills of a broader and more diverse workforce, with location no longer being a barrier to engagement in site activity.
This is just another way our people are striving to deliver certainty in an uncertain world. As we learn to live with the COVID-19 pandemic, we will continue to deliver the best outcomes for our people and our clients.