The construction industry is undergoing rapid changes for the past few years, and it’s still in that phase. Here’s how the future of construction technology will look a few years from now.
New Construction Technology Is Being Introduced in the Market
Smart traffic safety cones, PPE wearables, 3D printers, drones, BIM– these are just some of the new technologies that are slowly shaping the construction landscape and affecting the industry.
The Use of Robots for Efficiency
Robots are now being utilized to resolve technology gaps as it provides skills and drives down cost while shortening the time it takes to complete a project.
The Big Data Concept
This refers to the huge quantities of data stored in the past and are regularly updated. The reason behind this is that those who are in-charge believes that it’s a kind of information that would continue to be sustainable not only in the construction industry but other sectors as well. The source of big data can be machines, computers, sensors, and other data-generating devices.
In the construction industry, data is built on already existing plans and records of any building that has been previously established. The constant addition of input allows the data to be more valuable for future use.
It gathers essential insights while being able to make better decisions later on. This would be quite helpful in accessing more data and accurately analyzing it to come up with conclusions made explicitly for the project.
BIM Is on the Rise
The use of BIM continues to grow as it’s one of the best ways to allow contractors, architects, engineers, and surveyors to work hand-in-hand without experiencing any problems at all. Aside from that, it also allows building owners to make sound decisions before and after the construction project.
That’s why everything can be done accurately with lesser risks of committing mistakes. To support that, according to reports, the total global market of AI and robots would reach 99 billion dollars by 2020 and the construction would be one of the few sectors to experience this change.
Today, the use of manual operation on the construction site is slowly making a turn to the use of highly advanced equipment and machinery. This has been practiced not only because it provides efficiency, but it’s also cost saving as well.
IoT technology is used to monitor and measure the performance of assets over a specified period. With this technology, construction machinery, equipment, materials, and other structures could easily communicate to a central platform, allowing it to capture critical data that can be used to improve performance parameters.
It’s a concept that would be very beneficial in smart cities and towns. With IoT, construction companies will be able to learn from the data they gather, while being able to adapt to future designs that would allow them to save remarkable costs in the long run.
These advances would help the construction industry and improve site efficiency while minimizing risks and accidents at the same time. Not just that; if used correctly, it is expected that it could also help in conserving energy and solving climate challenges.