You’re probably looking forward to what technology has to offer for the construction industry– so are we!
Back in the days, we’re very much worried that the advent of technology isn’t wonderful news at all because it would eventually lead to loss of jobs, but that’s not true at all. Since these technologies need humans to operate, it would open doors to skilled workers.
That means instead of worrying about these technological innovations, we should open our arms instead and welcome 3D printing, smart waterfilled barriers, robotics, big data, IoT, drones, and many more with open arms.
Here is the 5 of the top futuristic construction tech changing the world.
1. GPS Tracking
GPS trackers have been quite popular, especially for those who must manage equipment fleet. These are installed on vehicles, allowing them to communicate, and the information is transmitted through a satellite that will enable managers to see where the cars are in real time.
Just like any other technologies, GPS tracking would involve greater interconnected with other systems, which means an improvement in overall operations is something you would enjoy.
The construction industry offers the potential for wearable devices, such as hard hats and glasses that can provide visualization, mixed, and augmented reality. These visualization tools are known to be helpful in improving safety, accuracy, and efficiency on the job site. There are also other wearables, like smart watches, safety vests, and health trackers that are proven to be unusual in monitoring workers.
3. Laser Scanning
Laser scanning offers a wide range of opportunities, especially when it comes to efficiency. Through this technological innovation, workers can easily assess sites as well as the as-built conditions without much issues as well. Aside from that, field measurements can easily be accomplished through laser scanners capable of capturing every detail about the infrastructure and transmit these through cloud data.
That’s why a lot of professionals have been utilizing this to show the actual conditions of a building, and it can also be beneficial when assessing possible clashes between existing conditions. The data can then be fed into CAD or BIM files which would help you save more in the long run.
4. Big Data and IoT
Who wouldn’t be familiar with IoT? It’s a theme underlying all the above technologies, and basically, the reason that these technological innovations are working the way they should be.
For instance, sensors in buildings can gather hundreds of information that could help in evaluating a building’s performance, historical data, and monitor the equipment usage at the same time.
Also known as “unmanned aerial vehicles,” drones come with HD cameras that are very helpful when it comes to collecting information especially in hard-to-reach places. These capture images that could be used for site assessment and inspections, and could also help the entire team have a better understanding of the projects.
Furthermore, drones can also be used to evaluate logistics, workforce, and deliveries efficiently. Some companies are starting to realize how truly useful drones are, as it even allows them to take footage and turn them into 3D pictures that could be used for architectural plans.