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Top 4 Technology Trends Every Construction Company Must Know

By Construction Tech Review | Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Top 4 Technology Trends Every Construction Company Must Know

2020 is expected to be the year of development for the construction industry. Leveraging proper technology can help the industry to gain profit and reduce the mortality rate by taking measures even before anything wrong happens.

FREMONT, CA: The global construction industry has grown by one percent per year over the past few decades. Leveraging the latest accurate technology can be daunting for teams. But machine learning and AI helps to make the job sites more efficient and saves money in the procedures. AI solutions that have made an impression in other industries have also begun to emerge in the construction industry. Here are some technological trends every construction company must watch out for in 2020.

Augmented Reality

Although virtual reality has been an emerging trend over the past few years, it's rapidly growing outdated, especially when compared to the uses and benefits of augmented reality. Augmented reality helps to visualize the real world through a camera lens. It's something that's bound to pave the way to many new opportunities for the construction industry, even though it'll come at a reasonable cost. For those firms who can afford to start using it now, it'll revolutionize how they project and build things. Augmented reality is a trend that will grow much bigger in the next few years.

BIM

BIM will yield more accuracy to the building process and empower the exchange of relevant project information between the several stakeholders. Furthermore, its evolution is anticipated to make construction projects more productive and affordable by involving revolutionary sustainability and safety measures. It is very evident, then, that the BIM can function as a game-changer for the construction and offer a detailed picture of the project development in an open and highly collaborative environment.

Drones

As drone technology continues to develop rapidly in its accuracy and precision of its readings, even less human involvement will be necessary. For the past few years, many organizations were hesitant to use drones because they still needed a controller. Still, today as the technology grows much more efficient, more of the construction companies are willingly and openly embracing this technology.

Cloud

Most of the mobile devices can leverage cloud technology from anywhere, at any time. There are many significant advantages to this, including the storing almost limitless amounts of information that the construction company can then share instantly with the touch of a button. Even though the cloud-based business phone system is accessible from anywhere at any time, if the firm has an internet connection, they can expect it to become a mandatory part of the construction industry in the future, especially if they want to remain very competitive.

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