2017 is the year where there have been a good number of technological innovations in the construction industry, and there are no signs that it’s going to stop any time soon.
This is excellent news, especially for those who belong in the construction industry, as it would allow them to improve safety, cost, efficiency, and best of all the quality of construction even more.
Here are some of the coolest technology innovations of 2018.
1. Wearable Technology
Gone are the days when working in the construction site means that you’re putting your life at risk. With the latest advancements in technology, the construction industry has never been safer than it is today– thanks to wearables, everything can be tracked down quickly. When something happens, real-time alerts are sent to those who are in charge, allowing them to go to the area right away.
Hopefully, there will be more and more products available for the construction industries, and companies would be able to take advantage of them to the fullest– this includes bright orange cones, wearables, speed bumps, and other highly advanced machinery and equipment for better efficiency and safety.
2. Virtual Reality
Virtual reality has finally stepped out of the gaming industry, and is now being used in the real world– no pun intended. Construction experts are starting to utilize 4D virtual models as a way to allow the stakeholders and owners to have a feel for what the project would be like after completion.
Through this, they will be able to see if there are any modifications needed to be carried out, if something should be replaced, or if it’s already good as is. This would eliminate the waste of time, money, and effort.
Being able to have an interactive, immersive experience even before the completion of the project would allow the potential buyers and investors to see if it’s something they want or not– which would ensure that you’ll be able to meet, or even exceed their expectations. It would also allow you to work around unique conditions, no matter how complicated they may seem.
Although virtual reality may seem too extravagant, that only the most influential organizations are allowed to use it, the truth is, it’s slowly becoming mainstream and in demand. With 4D environments, construction companies are now capable of planning every aspect of the project, which includes improving efficiency and safety of the workers, while delivering astonishing results.
Drones are popular, not only for photography enthusiasts but even those in the construction industry because of the benefits they offer. They can reach places where workers can’t, and best of all, they are capable of capturing the most beautiful shots there is.
With the use of drones, one can save a lot of time, because it can survey the area in a matter of minutes, instead of weeks or months. This rapidly evolving technology promises precision and accuracy of readings, with less human involvement as well.
4. Smart Construction
This used to be an expensive fad, but times have changed. In the year 2018, analytics believe that the cost of green construction would significantly go down, which means more and more people would probably benefit from it.