With the evolving new trends and technologies, the construction industry is witnessing a new phase
With the evolving new trends and technologies, the construction industry is witnessing a new phase of transformation.
The construction people are working hard to integrate novel technologies and ideas to take their construction services to the next level.
However, construction companies still need to keep an eye on the latest construction trends to stand out in the market.
Wondering how the recent construction trends can impact the overall industry?
Let us dig into the latest construction trends giving a new way to the entire industry.
Construction trends to watch out for!
1. Drone Technology and Robotics
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Ample of the contractors are using drones for getting and providing the visualization of both work remaining and work progress. They also offer critical safety assessments and collect data from the job site.
The data collected through the drones are then integrated into the other construction technologies ERPs to facilitate construction data analysis and influence the forecasting models and business intelligence.
Along with the use of drones, the integration of automated smart machines and robotics are helping in boosting accuracy and productivity while reducing wastage and overhead.
Robotics is being used in almost everything, including foundation building, bricklaying, autonomous construction equipment on job sites, and 3D materials printing used in constructions.
By incorporating robotics and drones in construction projects, contractors can deliver the projects quickly and more efficiently.
Advantages of incorporating Drones and robots in the Construction Industry
Everything is remotely controlled
Improved speed and quality of work
Enhanced site safety
Drones can also be used to deliver materials to sites
2. Protective equipment
The wearable protective gears are being embedded in protective equipment and apparel.
These wearable and protective equipment are being outfitted with GPS, environmental sensors, biometrics, Wi-Fi, voltage detectors, and several other sensors to oversee the movements.
With the essentiality of monitoring everything well due to the pandemic, these embedded wearable biometric sensors can quickly track a person's heart rate, body temperature, and other crucial signs.
After identifying any issues, this immediately notifies the manager if a specific person is suffering from some issue.
Safety is indeed the utmost priority in the construction field due to the higher lever danger involved in performing the tasks.
Advantages of incorporating wearable protective equipment in the Construction Industry
Enhanced management and resource planning
Improved workplace efficiency
3. Collaborative software solutions
Collaborative software solutions are generally used to communicate quickly and easily in real-time.
As the decisions have to be made promptly in this field, so it is necessary to access the most updated information.
Access to the most updated information can avoid expensive rework and keep the projects within budget and stringent on-time deliveries.
The collaborative software solutions, along with the access to the latest information, also allow multiple users to work all together in real-time.
Advantages of incorporating Collaborative Software Solutions in the Construction Industry
Remote access and updating
Financial operations management
Cost value reconciliation
4. Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence focuses on the technologies that permit computer systems and machines to mimic human intelligence.
You might be confused, right?
Machine Learning is a subset of AI that employs algorithms to learn from data, identify patterns, and make informed decisions without being programmed.
And all these essentials have a huge impact on the construction industry.
The construction projects generally generate the bulk of data which is great for AI as the collected data over the years can be used further to enhance Machine learning and predict the future outcomes on projects.
This undoubtedly helps in mitigating risks, scheduling, and boosting productivity.
Furthermore, the AI shines nicely in the construction project planning by facilitating stimulating the projects in just minutes.
Advantages of incorporating Artificial Intelligence in the Construction Industry
Better project management and financial planning
Better buildings design
5. Building Information Modelling
BIM integrates the digital representations of physical and functional aspects of a building, which can further lead to enhanced designing and construction of the projects.
BIM technology is a strong foundation for ample fields and is being used as a powering base for numerous construction technologies.
BIM is used to understand the intent, scope, and design of the project through 3D modelling.
It also facilitates estimating the exact building material's quantity, planning, scheduling, clash detection, and cost estimation.
Advantages of incorporating BIM in the Construction Industry
Improved communication and coordination
Resource and cost savings
6. Prefabrication and offsite construction
Prefabrication and offsite construction eliminate the ample inefficiencies that are often found in the typical job site.
Prefabrication components usually cover everything, including the wall panels, floor systems, framing, door assembly, windows, and multi-trade racks panelled with plumbing, ductwork, and wiring all packaged together and then integrated into the actual space.
While talking about the offsite construction, it is performed under controlled environments.
Here the workers have tools and materials to perform their specific tasks with the same consistency.
The Prefabrication and offsite construction method generally reduce the wastes and allow the construction workers to be more productive throughout the project.
Advantages of incorporating Prefabrication and offsite construction in the Construction Industry
Reduced site disruption
Better security and safety
7. Virtual and augmented reality
AR and VR are the emerging technologies that have made immersive visualization possible.
It allows the architects to represent their designs in 3D formats to the clients for that much desired better communication and understanding without even having to speak.
Virtual reality helps conduct equipment operator training, business system installation training, and safety training to develop competent capabilities in the workers. In contrast, augmented reality overlays digital objects to the real world.
With Virtual reality, the workers get exposure to what to perform and expect in well-controlled environments.
In contrast, AR utilizes vision-based AR using markers including QR codes, architectural drawings, images, safety checklists, GPS, and several others to help the construction workers on the job sites.
Advantages of incorporating VR and AR in the Construction Industry
Safety improvements and training
Real-time design feedback
Technology is the future of the construction industry!
If we consider a positive carry forward from last year, we can easily say that the inclusion of advanced technology has taken the construction field to an exceptionally excellent level.
Incorporating advanced technologies facilitates enhancing productivity, eliminating inefficiencies, attracting skilled talent to use smart technologies, and making the job sites safer than ever.
Dawlish Constructions, being a foremost name in the construction field in the UK, incorporates all these advanced technologies to provide better productivity and on-time deliveries.
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