Top 6 Technology Trends That Will Dominate Construction Industry

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In the past, construction industry was characterized as a traditional and one that is resistant to change. However, over the last few decades, accelerations in technology has introduced a tremendous transformation in industry. Coming back to the current times, it can be said that construction industry is under a
significant paradigm shift.

Let’s take a look at the top 6 emerging technology trends that could transform the construction process.

Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, are no longer only a hobbyist gadget, they are now emerging as widely used technology construction industry. The drone industry is forecasted to grow to %11 billion by 2021.

When deployed in construction sites, they assist with monitoring and inspection bringing the following advantages:

Entirely sweep a large project in a matter of few hours gathering the required data rather than collecting the same data in many days or weeks by foot.
Easily keep a tap on and monitor viewpoints that are normally inaccessible for humans. This enables drones to detect issues that are hidden from human sight.
Improve safety by gathering information and observation that might expose surveyors to injury.

Drone can even achieve significant cost savings by enabling faster supervision with no need of surveyors. With use of drones, construction and engineering companies can supervise multiple projects simultaneously. UAVs can also help with emergency situations like COVID-19 outbreak by limiting the need for personnel.

Advanced drones can be used for collecting information even during harsh weather conditions saving a lot of time.

Augmented Reality (AR)

AR allows a user the ability to visualize the world through a camera lens. Construction industry has started adapting Augmented Reality and is said to revolutionize construction projects in the near future. AR superimposes a computer-generated image and can be fed to VR to replace the real world with the computer-generated image in a simulated environment.

AR systems are capable of displaying key information about the equipment and display warnings for nearby areas at risk. For example, AR lens can detect surfaces that are at high temperature or are electrically charged.

Imagine the power of visualizing the real world with desired elements through a camera lens. A completed project can be overlaid on an empty site or an existing building to enable clients to see the final result even before the project is finished.

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