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Construction Tech Review | Monday, July 04, 2022

Innovative technologies enable construction companies to provide an enhanced and effective work environment for their employees.

FREMONT, CA: Sophisticated protective helmets, sunglasses, and footwear, as well as power-assisted garments, are becoming increasingly widespread in construction projects. Drones, sensors, and virtual reality are just some of the technical innovations. Intelligent tools and wearables that measure pulse rate and temperature can now anticipate risks and notify a manager if an employee is injured. Consequently, technological gadgets like this quickly change how the housing industry manages hazards. When it is used in conjunction with stringent health and safety programs, such as the necessity for building workers always to wear protective gear, conduct site visits, and hazard identification, technological advancement can and will progressively make a dramatic contribution to minimizing the occurrence and intensity of fatalities on the job site.

Technologies driving the safety at the construction site

Drones, and crewless aerial vehicles, are being utilized to do a thorough inspection and structural examinations. They can swiftly analyze and identify problematic places using photography and video technology. Site detectors are another popular device deployed in various construction site locations to detect parameters such as temperature, humidity, pressure, dust particles, noise levels, and volatile organic compounds and chemicals. This information is then implemented to ensure that employees are not subjected to hazardous conditions.

Technologies offering better protection to employees

If any accidents happen on the construction sites, the injured are provided immediate medical help. Virtual reality helps train employees to safely handle equipment by demonstrating the real situation in the virtual environment.

Technology increases productivity and efficiency.

Technology is also being used to boost on-site productivity and effectiveness. Robots, which may be employed to execute minimal manual operations such as transporting tools or equipment, are at the forefront and can assist overcome skills shortages and social alienation.

Augmented reality, which is used to help employees follow construction plans more precisely by presenting visuals of the labor necessary and the results, is critical to increased productivity and providing workers with important real-time safety information while they work.

Artificial intelligence helps to make smarter decisions.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are driving much of this technical advancement, providing more intelligent decisions across the construction process, from design to completion. It is employed through software that analyzes job site images to detect dangers and safety hazards, assess previous projects, and offer a more cost-effective and productive operational process.

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