Robert Schweizer
Worker taking a picture with an iPad on a construction site
Worker taking a picture with an iPad on a construction site

The analog disaster of (not so) modern construction sites

The construction industry in Germany is second to last when it comes to digitalization. Only the fishing and hunting industry relies equally on analog processes and paper-based communication. This backwardness is certainly one of the causes for construction disasters like the never-ending tale of the “new” Berlin airport. Started in 2006 and originally intended to be opened in 2011 the project remains unfinished until today. Not only exceeding its due date, but also overdrawing its budget. Both by more than two and a half times. While that is a very figurative example, it is also an exemplary one. On average construction projects tend to cost 60% more and take 80% longer than anticipated. …

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Robert Schweizer

Full-stack JavaScript Developer with a background in Media Design and a passion for innovative technology and functional yet minimalistic design.

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