Rapid technological improvements and rising adoption rates have resulted in safer and more efficient job sites, lower costs, faster project completion, and more profitability.
Fremont, CA: Technology has infiltrated virtually every part of our personal and professional life, including traditionally low-tech businesses like construction. Even the industry's techno skeptics are seeing remarkable benefits and implementing a collaborative, networked environment, thanks to an increasing number of excellent results from high-profile, large-scale building and infrastructure projects. Let us look at four technological innovations in the construction sector:
Rugged job site devices
Wearables on the job site haven't entirely replaced mobile devices yet, because they can't yet do all a portable device can, but that is changing. Unlike regular tablets and smartphones, Rugged electronics are waterproof, dustproof, and composed of durable materials.
Many rugged gadgets also provide industry-specific functions like barcode scanners for tracking shipments. Workers can also use these devices to access BIM and get up-to-date information whenever they want.
Advanced, collaborative BIM
Building information modeling, or BIM, is a computerized system that integrates technology and established work practices into a unified,collaborative approach. Companies can ensure that everyone has access to vital information, including 3D digital representations of building blueprints, by connecting BIM models to wireless mobile devices. Every part of the project, such as manuals,
photographs, or technical requirements, can be linked to associated data.
Unmanned aerial vehicles
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, are becoming popular. To conduct site surveys and analyze project progress, these vehicles can be commanded remotely or flown on a pre-programmed itinerary. Aerial video, maps, photos, and 3D imagery are all possible with advanced models. UAVs can also be used to monitor supplies, conduct site inspections, and evaluate as-built conditions.
Although many construction experts are apprehensive about the prices and practical implementation of this new technology, the potential benefits, and strong long-term ROI should offset these worries.
Augmented and virtual reality devices
The way construction sites are built has altered thanks to virtual reality and augmented reality equipment. Real-world surroundings are transformed into virtual ones using AR devices. With an augmented reality program, you may combine your virtual creations into a real-world setting.
AR also aids in the generation of precise measurements. Wearable smart glasses can instantly calculate the depth, height, and width of an area. This enables for improved project management since realistic models can be created, and a more precise estimate of materials and laborers can be obtained.