Launched today, HP's first ‘State of Construction Productivity’ study shows the construction industry is struggling with productivity and human resourcing challenges, despite accounting for nearly 10% of global GDP.1 The construction sector has lagged behind other industries with a mere 1% annual growth over the past two decades, according to McKinsey. For comparison, the manufacturing industry has delivered an average annual growth of 3.6% over the same period.2
The new HP study of construction professionals in the US, UK and Germany also found that nearly two-thirds of workers feel the sector is not close to solving this productivity conundrum. Meanwhile, 30% of respondents see productivity as the biggest issue facing the sector. But while 71% of respondents believe technology can solve the productivity crisis, only 3% of construction CIOs said productivity-boosting, on-site technology had been introduced at their firms in the last 12 months.
HP SitePrint Designed To Boost Layout Productivity
HP SitePrint, a robotic solution designed to bring the construction industry into the modern era, prints complex construction site layouts with pinpoint accuracy, increasing productivity by up to ten times compared to manual layout techniques.3 And today at HP Imagine, after successful rollouts in North America and the UK - including Skanska’s re-development of Penn Station in New York - HP is announcing SitePrint availability in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH) beginning November first.
This is good news for the construction industry as 59% of respondents have seen little improvement in productivity across their whole career. A greater focus on harnessing technology and automating certain tasks is key to helping construction revolutionize processes and improve productivity and Site Print is making a difference.
“On our first day with the device, we did a competition between SitePrint and a manual layout team of four people. The HP solution laid out seven or eight rooms in the time it took the manual team to do two or three, recalls Gerardo Rivera, COO, L5 Drywall Inc. With HP SitePrint, we’ve been able to eliminate mistakes and move weeks ahead in our schedule.”