Like what they always say, nothing is constant, but change. This holds true, especially in the construction industry. For instance, drones make the surveying of the site more comfortable, and at a lower cost.
Likewise, smartphones and other Internet-enabled devices make communication a breeze. There are also digital apps and software that allow contractors to map out the project ahead of time– something that seemed to be impossible a few years back.
Indeed, technology has helped the construction industry to the fullest, and it helped one of the slowest growing sectors to become more advanced and productive. Over the years, this new technology continues to grow and evolve; here are some of the advancements in construction technology that we are experiencing now.
1. Advanced Task Management Software
Construction management software has a significant role, and it continues to improve every year. New versions are capable of not only increasing productivity but also tracking the progress and organizing the entire construction team as well.
Aside from that, other technologies, such as BIM also allow contractors to come up with 3D building plans that can be integrated into the construction schedule that make time estimates more accurate.
On-site safety has dramatically improved because these technological innovations can be controlled remotely, which means those who are in charge don’t have to risk themselves anymore.
2. Drones and Cameras
Drones are a game changer, especially on the construction site because it made surveying and security hassle-free. Drones are now being utilized to map out construction sites as they can quickly reach places machinery cannot.
3. Safety Equipment Have Gotten Smarter
For the past few years, a variety of technologies, such as smart PPE, smart traffic safety cones, and wearables have been improving not only the safety but health conditions on work sites as well.
An advanced version of equipment and safety gear are embedded with improved designs and materials that are known to protect the user while being able to alert those who are in charge every time something goes wrong.
4. The Use of Blueprint and Tablet Apps
Gone are the days where an off-site office is crucial because it’s where the blueprints and other documents are stored. With the advancements in technology, this information can be stored in tablets and blueprint apps– which you can easily access even if you’re in the field.
Furthermore, they can also be utilized to determine the possible obstacles that you should focus on, allowing you to improve overall safety. Smartphones and tablets are also a great tool when it comes to communicating in real time.
With CAD or computer-aided design, contractors can now start the project even if the plan is still not completed. Through this, construction projects are carried out more efficiently and promptly because the system allows the contractor to determine the possible issues even before they arise, which eliminates the risks of errors and accidents.
This kind of technology will continue to develop the following year, and we can expect a more positive impact later on.
As the need for better technology increases, we can expect that it would continue to break barriers, and the construction technology is no exception. Recent advancements will be implemented over the next few years.