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By Construction Tech Review | Wednesday, January 29, 2020

4 Major Innovations that Will Take the Construction Industry to Next Level

Modern technologies are steadily evolving to fulfill the requirements of the construction industry. What are these technologies?

FREMONT, CA: These days, modern technology is being adopted by electrical, drywall, mechanical, and other types of contractors at an exponential rate to transform from conventional project delivery and enhance construction operations.

Below is a list of 2020 modern technology that can improvise customer operations on and off the job site.


Drones can help construction sites with aerial scanning and surveying for allocating data. This technology can scan the projects in real-time, which produces visibility that workers are unable to do on the ground. The data generated by these drones is used by the contractors to build topographical maps and 3-D structural models that help them in estimating the determining the number of materials for decreasing additional expenses. 

Wearable Technology

1. Visual wearables

Visual wearables make use of optical aid in or on the glasses, visors, or hats that facilitate or improve visual images for the wearers. The wearables help in improvising efficiency as they empower the workers on the job-site to be hands-free while working. 

2. Sensing wearables

These devices can sense the environmental and physical circumstances of a field worker. Besides, these can assess the data and alert the workers of dangerous harm or injury. These wearables also include AR and VR, which overlays video generated by computer onto camera-captured video to make it appear in the accurate location in the real world.

3. Tactical wearables

These devices enhance worker’s strength and durability by stimulating as an exoskeleton. These wearable monitors force and respond to shield the worker. They also decrease potential strains, sprains, and back injuries.

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

The combination of real-time data and BIM makes it easier to determine the length of the project and how much complete it is. BIM and real-time data empower construction companies to visualize the project completion and the best course of action, which eventually results in increased proficiency.

Cloud-based construction management software

Construction offices utilize cloud-based construction software in their operations for executing the projects as it is accessible, secure, and agile, which empowers them to carry out their tasks more effortlessly and efficiently.

The software has highly secure servers that protect company information and data. With the internet connection, the information can be retrieved at any time from the cloud.

Moreover, the software allows instant communication as it enables each worker to access and send information instantly at any time, which saves their time from filing through documents.


To improvise construction operations and stay competitive in the market, construction companies must deploy the above technologies as soon as possible. They are proven to increase productivity and efficiency on job-sites.

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