Top Technological Advancements in Construction Industry
Top Technological Advancements in Construction Industry
New technologies are being constantly developed and changed in the construction industry. These technological advancements have made the construction process much easier than before. Drones have made site monitoring easier and more cost efficient. Similarly, smartphones have made communication a breeze. The project team is constantly in touch which makes it easier for them to pass on important information and updates related to the project. Today we have digital blueprint apps that help the companies map out a construction process like never before. All these technological advancements together have helped the construction industry grow at a higher pace. The industry which was once one of the slowest growing industries is now listed among one of the fastest growing industries. These new technologies continue to evolve and develop.
    Here are a few top technological advancements that have shaped today’s construction industry and contributed significantly to its growth.
      1. Safety Equipment
        Various new technologies have been developed that significantly helped improve health and safety conditions on construction sites. These advancements include headsets, safety clothing, and improved materials and designs. Technologies like stationary cameras and drones have also helped in improving safety and security of the workers. This equipment not only helps in monitoring worksites but also help prevent security breaches and theft.
          2. Task Management Software
            Construction management software have been improved a lot over time, especially after the internet began growing and developing. New versions of the task management software have enabled the construction companies to not only increase their productivity but also organize the entire project team and track the progress of projects. Tracking through software also helps construction companies in meeting their budget and time deadlines.
              Moreover, technologies such as Building Information Management (BIM) enables the engineers and contractor to create 3D project plans. These 3D plans can be integrated into the project schedule to increase the accuracy to time estimates.
                New task management software also contributes to improve worksite safety and allows for many structures to be constructed offsite (pre-fabrication), which lessens the work that has to be done on site and thus reduces the possible dangerous conditions.
                  3. Online Applications
                    This new technology is often overlooked when we discuss specific technological advancements but it has a considerable influence on the construction industry. Internet has revolutionized the construction sector in various ways. GPS, construction management software, laser-based survey equipment, along with many other technologies have allowed for more efficiency and precision in construction projects. Internet has made many tasks that previously required manual labour automated. This has helped the companies save time, money, and resources.
                      Contractors and engineers can also monitor safety and progress on the construction site using internet-enabled features. They can find risk areas and take appropriate measures to improve work conditions on site and reduce worker injury.
                        On the work site, internet allows the workers to communicate in real time with the team members who are not present in the field.
                          4. Drones and Cameras
                            Drones are one of the most recent and successful technological advancements that have shaped the construction industry. It has changes the way of surveying and monitoring the construction sites and enabled the project monitors to view the site from various new angles which wasn’t possible before this development. By improving ways of site monitoring, drones and cameras have contributed considerably to improving worker safety on site and delivering projects on time.
                              Project management teams can also use drone footages to create project blueprints.
                                Drone technology is still improving and its footages are becoming even more detailed. This development will help the project teams to create more accurate project blueprints and increase overall project efficiency, which means that more time and money will be saved.