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In What Ways is the Construction Industry Adopting Technology?

Construction Tech Review | Friday, September 04, 2020

Heading into a new decade, digital transformation, and infrastructure investment, modern methods of constructions and the industries' response to climate are the emerging trends of 2020.

FREMONT, CA: There is no doubt that the impact of technology in the construction industry is all-permeating. It will not be much to say that today the construction industry has become a technology business. The rising trends will help the construction industry to align with the evolving requirements of the workforce and the modern world. Transformation as massive as this can see the companies from other sectors like automotive manufacturers to enter the market as an opportunity to diversify. Even old fashioned companies are making extensive use of digital software platforms, and the transition from old fashioned methods to digital technology is quite rapid.

The industry needs to keep up with the emerging trends to stay updated in the industry. Here are the critical construction trends that have to be watched out in 2020.

Robotics

The technological evolution in the construction is not restricted to software. The utilization of robotics on-site, like using drones, is becoming increasingly popular for surveying and ensuring employee safety in potentially dangerous situations. Robotics can augment safety, precision, and efficiency with the added benefit of being able to collect information for survey data.

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

BIM is equipped with the potential to be the most disruptive digital instrument in the industry. It enables the builders to clone buildings, roads, and utilities via computer-generated images; it possesses a lot of potential and many benefits. It allows the architects and engineers to visualize an unconstructed project beforehand, which helps in the estimation of materials as well as provides insight into how a building may hold up over time, reduces waste, promotes sustainable practices, and optimizes building efficiency.

Green Technology

Sustainability has been a prime focus over the past year in the construction sector, and green construction is a growing trend; people are looking for ways in which sustainability can be incorporated into the construction process. This ever-increasing population initiates the need for more buildings; however, the focus is shifted on constructing buildings as well as being low-carbon.

With the introduction of new technologies in the picture, the availability of data, and new materials coming into play, the need to challenge traditional business models is more evident than ever in the construction.

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