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4 Technologies that are Taking Construction to the Next Level

Cutting-edge technologies are used to speed construction production in the fast-paced construction industry. A small construction firm may as well forgo technology and stick with manual spreadsheets, data entry, and paperwork.

However, large companies find technology necessary for staying top with competition and reducing construction costs.

Here are 4 technologies that will help your company to speed up efficiency, reduce downtime, keep up with delivery timelines, and low construction costs.

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

BIM is a 3D modeling technology that works more or less like CAD. The technology helps with better collaboration. Different people can collaborate in designing a construction model by working on the same model at the same or different times.

This also helps to streamline the process and production. It also improves efficiency. Additionally, when people are collaborating in designing a project, they can better solve design problems in all stages. The technology also helps to automate clash detection and give a full picture of the project.

3D Printing

3D printing is a set of technology that helps with depositing, joining, and solidifying material with a computer to create a three-dimensional structure. In construction, technology is transforming material sourcing. It helps in the printing and transporting materials to the site in a ready-to-use form.

This means the company avoids the extra steps needed in processing these materials at the site. This not only streamlines material sourcing with construction but also quickens the construction processes.

Another major advantage of 3D printing in construction is the reduction of wastes. Estimates show that 15% of construction materials end up in landfills. This helps to save on material and total construction costs. 3D printing also, of course, helps to automate construction. This improves efficiency and lowers labor costs.

However, much of the benefits of 3D printing technologies remain to be seen since large scale and mass 3D printing can be prohibitively expensive.

Virtual Reality and Wearables

Believe it or not, virtual reality helps in designing better construction products. It can be combined with other technologies such as BIM to provide walkthroughs of buildings and projects even before they are started.

It helps to provide a fuller picture of how a product looks like after completion. As a construction company, you avoid the losses associated with making huge changes after construction kicks off.

For instance, AR glasses can use cameras and sensors to generate environment data and present it to workers on-site while the worker is wearing them, such that workers can complete the tasks displayed. This quickens task completion while reduces errors. Wearables are also aiding construction by improving safety and risk management.

Artificial Intelligence

Without needing introduction, artificial intelligence aids construction processes in many ways. Already, the industry is witnessing robot usage in bricklaying and other services and this is not a new thing. AI usage through continuous equipment that completes tasks with minimal or no human intervention has aided automation.

This helps to improve efficiency and production and eliminate construction speed bumps.

AI is applied in all processes of construction including design and planning. For instance, AI-based generative designs reduce errors, increase speed of design, and help with faster and better project replication.

AI systems can access databases of building plans and aid in design processes. They can explore permutations of solutions, generate design alternatives, and replicate designs in no time. It also allows designers to collaborate when including various building parameters.

AI also helps to increase product quality for the reason that robotics are better at avoiding errors than traditional automation machines. They use more accurate methods to estimate the processes in which they are involved.

Furthermore, AI tools are able to replicate judgements, decisions, and actions of humans without getting fatigued. This reduces errors. Errors in construction can lead to wastage of materials, which increases total construction costs. Errors from human fatigue can also increase accidents in a construction site.

When AI and other technologies are involved in construction processes, they help avoid production delays. They also help keep the projects within certain regulatory and customer choice constraints, which helps with client satisfaction. These systems and technologies help improve quality of construction products and avoid construction delays.

Originally posted 2021-06-11 19:25:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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