Data consultant: How to construct ‘smart’ sites through wearables and data science

OPINION Editor’s Note: The following is a guest contribution from Anthony Mullen, practice lead, research and development at London-based data science consultancy Profusion​. If you walk past any construction site, you will see a plethora of warning signs. They are a symbol of the importance of health and safety and how far construction sites have developed since the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Deaths across all industries have fallen from about 38 worker deaths a day in 1970 to 12 a day in 2013. Workplace injury and illness rates have also declined by 67%, while the U.S. workforce has doubled. Anthony Mullen Despite the protests of many developers at the time, an increase in safety legislation has not led to a slump in productivity. Construction sites have never been…


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