We can’t deny the fact that the construction industry continues to evolve every year. It has reached the point that experts even believe that shortly, it would also have the ability to solve current climate challenges, energy-related issues, and even shape the city’s outlook.
Here’s what the construction technology would look like a few years from now.
The Use of Robots for Efficiency Would be Greater
Although there are wearables, such as safety vests, hard hats, safety glasses that protect the workers, there are still dangerous situations where the safety of the workers would be at risk.
Fortunately, robots are now being used to speed up projects and handle tasks that humans can’t. A recent report also revealed that the robots and artificial intelligence is set to reach 99 billion dollars by 2020, and the construction industry is one of the few sectors that would greatly benefit from this.
Today, most manual operations are already handled by robots and other smart machinery. They are utilized because of their cost-saving characteristics, and the assurance that no one would have to deal with a dangerous task.
BIM Would Continue to Be on the Rise
We can expect that BIM would continue to take over the construction industry the following years. It would even encourage the architects, contractors, engineers, and project managers to work hand in hand to eliminate unnecessary expenses. The result?
Building owners would be able to make better decisions even before the construction project starts. This isn’t just a theory; as the UK construction industry is slowly adopting Building Information Modeling since last year.
Data Would be More Available Than Ever
Big Data is the enormous quantities of information stored in the past for later use. There’s a huge possibility that this data would be sustainably utilized in the future as a way of boosting the efficiency not only in the construction industry but in other sectors as well.
The source of big data can range from sensors, machines, computers, and other data-generating devices. In the construction industry, the data is built based on the existing plant, and the constant addition of input from different sources would add up to the bulk of big data.
The Internet of Things Would Take Over
The construction industry is already utilizing IoT technology to monitor and evaluate the performance of assets over a period. We can expect that this would also allow construction equipment, machinery, and other structures to communicate with each other in a central platform effectively.
It would enhance capturing of essential data that would have a positive impact on performance parameters. It’s a concept that smart city and towns would greatly benefit from. Aside from that, it’s also believed that the Internet of Things would allow construction companies to learn from the data while being able to adapt to future designs as well.
This would help them lessen down the expenses, and it would also allow predictive repairs, as well as maintenance on the construction site to keep the area safe.
Overall, we can say that the future of construction technology is going to be characterized by more advanced technology, leading to site efficiency and productivity.