Technology has completely changed the way we handle and perceive things and the construction industry is not an exception. In this article, we will discuss in detail about four popular trends that can completely reshape the industry as we see it.
If you are in the construction industry and regularly follow the news, you are probably aware of how augmented reality is completely changing the landscape.
While professionals use AR for superimposing the images generated from computers, virtual reality ends up replacing the world as we know through a completely high-simulation environment. But despite the benefits offered by both the technologies, most companies are choosing AR given the many benefits it comes with.
Imagine a world where you can completely visualize every aspect through a remote camera lens. High-end AR-powered devices effectively display critical details about the tools as the user checks the components or assesses the warnings when there are potential risks in the vicinity.
For instance, users can receive alerts via AR lenses that can effectively signal the condition of the surface, meaning it will alert you if an area has super high levels of temperature or are charged electrically.
With building units becoming more complex, both these technologies can effectively detect errors in design, coordination, and everything in between. Artificial Reality also effectively presents BIM data through an advanced visual platform which goes a long way in coordinating between multiple consultants, design experts, and teams.
Future-Ready Construction Materials
Building materials contribute to more than $1 trillion industry and with newer materials around the corner, the construction process can be significantly improved both in terms of quality as well as worker safety. Some common materials in our list would be aerogels, concrete with self-healing properties, and a range of nanoparticles.
One such massive development can be seen in the sphere of construction cones, where smart cones are likely to replace their more traditional variants. As opposed to orange cones, these smart cones aren’t just dominating the market, but are also paving way for further technological development.
For the uninitiated, these cones may be used to cut down the rate of road accidents and to ensure better safety of construction workers. Thanks to its powerful AI-powered algorithms, the one provides real-time alerts about road status, blockages (if any), thereby also reducing the possibility of potential workplace hazards in construction zones.
Since workers now have real-time insight into the condition of the construction site, these cones also end up improving worker efficiency. Finally, with a lower possibility of damage and steady traffic influx, these cones also go a long way in reducing waste.
If you thought robots were just a part of sci-fi movies, think again! They can now be a part of your workplace, because believe it or not, they are truly inevitable. Over the years, you can expect them to be a driving force in the construction sphere with high accuracy and complete precision.
While the cost of implementing this technology may be high, the benefits will certainly outshine the initial investment.
For instance, you may find robots laying out bricks, getting rebar tied, or completing a range of other traditional construction projects. With multiple forms of robots like the collaborative and industrial ones., you might expect their widespread adoption in the construction industry.
So, if you aren’t already ready, brace yourself to welcome them in the next couple of years. In the subsequent years, you can expect them to pick up the heavy stuff and positioning them in accurate coordinates.
While drones are already being used in some construction projects, you may witness more widespread adoption in the coming years. For instance, building or site surveyors can use these devices to conduct a site survey in a couple of minutes.
Without drones in place, surveys usually take several days, and the process is both time-consuming and exhaustive. With drones, on the other hand, site surveillance will be easier, simpler, and with fewer roadblocks.
Now that you understand how the construction industry is changing and what trends to expect in the next couple of years, keep waiting for the more widespread usage of alternate construction materials in an AI-driven segment where manual work is facilitated by robots.