Impact of Technology in the Construction Industry

Construction Tech Review | Friday, May 24, 2019

FREMONT, CA: The construction industry was headed toward a downward spiral at the time of developmental famine. The downturn of the construction sector in the market economy compelled the professionals and managers to proactively participate in undertaking technology as a revival tool. Large projects typically take a 20 percent longer time to complete than scheduled and further increases the budget by 80 percent. The move to modernize and digitize the construction company is a deliberate effort made to eliminate and minimize the risk probabilities. The beneficiary signs have already started to appear as the market leader from all sectors mainly consists of tech-savvy companies that invest in the internet of things (IoT).

Instead of innovative-bragging being the focal motive of a company the problem-solving capabilities should be the prime determining factor while undertaking a new technology. The proper honing of potential offered by digitization can unlock limitless probabilities. The implausible potential is surfacing in the construction sector with the adoption of drones. Drone analysis is facilitating lengthy inspections via a functioning camera in power, oil, gas, and mining industries. Deployment of drones has not only minimized risk in the construction sector but also shortened manufacturing time. The power to elevate high altitudes within a short moment and allow real-time data monitoring by officials increases the pace of production while facing any liability.

The safety of construction workers is of paramount importance for the company's reputation. The working conditions provided in the construction sector are sensitive to worker's health. The integration of IoT technology grants laborers with a checkbook of safety measurements and eliminates the associated dangers. IoT devices can calculate climatic conditions, temperature, pre-determine weather hazards, and assist managers in scheduling the work process accordingly. In automobiles, IoT can detect collision by remote sensing and interacting with nearby vehicles and help drivers to skip accidents.

The augmented 3D modeling platform accelerates the construction working process. The digital twin replicates detailed assets that act as a unique identifier to physical objects and transfer data for fabrication. The 3D models can be utilized as a means to optimize the operation and maintain physical assets. Lessons can be learned by analyzing the stored parameters to ensure better assessment and improved flow of the entire process. Even with limited involvement of IoT has resulted in achieving macro-level of advancements in the construction sector.

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