Construction is going high tech. The latest innovations focus on new tech products, tools, machinery, and software programs that are enabling the field to finish projects faster and more efficiently. As you plan for your next project, here are some tech innovations to consider including:
Incorporating drones on construction sites has become more common practice for many construction firms as the product’s photo and video capabilities help accurately survey land, improve job site safety by capturing updated aerial views, and identify job site hazards that can help avoid workplace injuries.
Through the use of augmented reality products in construction, (virtual reality combined with actual reality), architects, engineers, and construction workers have been able to more accurately visualize a building’s future footprint, detect design flaws, and allow clients to explore realistic 3D building layouts before permanent construction is underway. Additionally, AR tech helps to improve BIM Visualizations and allow builders to imagine their designs through the walls.
From bricklaying to self-driving cars, robotics are revolutionizing construction. Around the world, construction companies are turning to various robotic technology systems to build walls, drive autonomous equipment, operate remotely, and conduct surveying and surveillance inspections on their job sites.
A type of prefabrication, modular buildings save construction companies time and money with the capability to construct buildings primarily off-site before later assembling on the job site. Additionally, modular solutions, such as WillScot mobile offices, provide workers with immediate ready to work building solutions, helping them meet tight project deadlines and acquire work space in remote areas.
Computer Aided Design
Using CAD software in construction has been a longtime staple, providing construction teams with two-dimensional realistic building models to guide their upcoming projects. However, as CAD evolves and adds new design capabilities each year, more and more construction companies are utilizing this program to generate 2D and 3D models to aid their designs pre-construction.
As technology advances, construction sites are becoming high-tech environments that are safer, easier and more earth-friendly. Look for these and more tech tools and solutions in the near future.