In recent times, factories have shifted from conventional production techniques (conventional techniques). This is due in part because of advances in technology and innovations in manufacturing, which have made it easier for companies to build larger facilities. Large factories, however, can pose a problem when it comes to keeping buildings on schedule and ensuring that construction projects are delivered on time. To ensure building deadlines are met and schedules are adhered to, firms that specialize in industrial research will often engage with clients before plans go into motion by studying buildings' floor plans and running computer simulations of design layouts. This can be helpful both with planning building timetables and mitigating delays that might occur if changes need to be made mid-project or subcontractors face shortages of equipment or other components they need.