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By Construction Tech Review | Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The construction sector is increasing workers' safety by applying new technology and improving building methods. 

FREMONT, CA : With the developments of emerging technology and enhanced building methods, fresh construction patterns emerge every year. The construction industry's overall perspective for 2021 differs from region and country, with GlobalData predicting worldwide growth of 3.2 percent for the sector. It is the slowest advance in a decade, but not everywhere the industry is not stagnant. While the Middle East countries are in a crisis, Chinese officials are raising their infrastructure investments to avoid similar circumstances.

Although this sudden transition changed a lot in the construction industry's activities, it also compelled the industry's vital players to improve their approach and be more creative. It will be essential to make changes to the sector, and a part of them will be for the better. As the end of the year approaches, and companies look forward to a new year, let's look at the remarkable developments that will change the way of building.

Advanced Planning and Design

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a commonly used intelligent 3D model-based method in the construction industry. In the digital transformation of the sector, BIM is considered as the first vital step. It enabled projects to survive, even when the team members cannot meet in person, through a virtual and digital world. Such collaboration helps the data to be exchanged and oversees smarter construction procedures through multiple organizations and disciplines.

Safer and Cleaner Construction Sites

The construction sector was never known for its excellent safety track record. Less human resources are required on-site due to more advanced approaches in the construction industry to replace manual labor. With fewer workers on building sites, supervising staff and ensuring all safety laws and regulations will be easier for the foreman, safety officers, and project superintendents. It will also push safety executives to integrate training into their safety systems and strategies to prepare for future unexpected circumstances.

More Predictable and Faster Timeline for Projects 

Compared to traditional building techniques, project timetables and completions can be halved with smart digital technology and prefabricated construction. Prefabricated buildings have the double advantage of being inexpensive and likely temporary. Fast solutions are always the best choices during periods of confusion. A pattern that is not going anywhere is modular construction.

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