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What Are the Technological Advancements Shaping the Construction Industry?

New technological advancements are changing the landscape in construction. The likes of drones make it easy for construction project managers to map and survey sites.

Tablets and smartphones are also making on-the-go communication a total breeze, while digital blueprint apps make things possible for managers to map projects ahead of time.

But still, other technological advancements are shaping the construction industry. Some of these advancements include:

1.     Management Software

Most building contracting companies use commercial management software and applications to improve productivity and work experience.

The best software may allow contractors to manage projects in real-time. It might as well help deal with different projects while generating reports and tracking time.

2.     BIM (Building Information Modeling)

One major obstacle that makes construction difficult is tracking changes to prints and models. BIM development is among the great ways for the industry to manage changes.

BIM usually involves the use of 3D models that result in better construction planning and design. Changes which should be made to the plan and design can be seen and made in real-time with BIM technology and, at the same time, give a visual structure representation.

3.     AI (Artificial Intelligence)

For many years, AI has provided many benefits to construction project managers by having jobs done better/faster, improving workflows, and increasing safety. But most construction companies continue navigating and learning how to apply this technology in their organization.

Some big firms have also started building their own artificial intelligence process to help in internal decision-making operations and processes. Though others depend on third parties like solution providers and AI providers to identify opportunities and audit current practices for machine learning or artificial intelligence implementation.

4.     Advanced Analytics and IoT

The IoT may allow construction structures, materials, equipment, and machinery within the construction sector to speak to central data platforms.

Other technological advancements, including NFC (near-field-communication) devices and sensors, may monitor reliability and productivity.

5.     Wearables

Basically, wearable technology encompasses environmental sensors and biometrics to gloves, safety vests, apparel, and work boots, like GPS (Global Positioning System, voltage detectors, Wi-Fi, and location trackers).

It may also include intelligent clothes capable of detecting movement and monitoring vital indications, including heart rate, working pressure, skin temperature, and breathing rate, just to mention a few. In general, wearable technology is used to make workplaces safe by projecting accidents before they even happen.

6.     Augmented Reality (AR)

This is changing how employees at a construction site interact with their work. It enables them to analyze issues and, at the same time, help with task repair, building, and analysis.

There are applications for AR. Companies are creating augmented reality tools for field service as well as other verticals. Determining the best AR solutions should be with the goals of your company.

The Takeaway!

Construction companies have started coming around when it comes to technology adoption. Companies that implement and research construction technological advancements reap all the rewards. 

So as a construction company owner, you won’t just be able to collaborate better. You will also finish projects on time and handle them efficiently while increasing your company’s productivity.

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