The Covid-19 crisis has made it painfully clear - the construction industry has to adopt new technologies in order to thrive. Digitalisation is the future of the construction industry and it’s time to get familiar with it. Let us guide you through 5 tech trends that will have the biggest impact on the sector in upcoming years!
For some years now, individuals in construction have voiced concerns that the sector is lagging behind in terms of digitalisation and the use of new technologies. Many articles were written (including ours) about the benefits of adopting new technologies and why construction companies should do so despite hesitations.
Then Covid-19 happened, and one of its consequences for the construction industry is that it demonstrated how technology could support both business continuity and remote project execution.
The necessity to switch to remote work almost overnight accelerated tech adoption in the construction industry enormously. Companies saw that implementing new technologies into their workflows helped them survive and actually increased efficiency.
Hopefully, some good may come out of the coronavirus crisis for construction in its broader appreciation of new technologies and willingness to adopt innovative solutions. This will help to deliver projects faster and easier and enable work to be more efficient, safer, and more sustainable.
To keep you up to date, we present 5 tech trends that will shape the construction industry's future!
Among all the robots used in construction, the most often used are drones. They have made surveying large construction sites easy and quick. Drones can locate potential hazards, track progress, and plan and execute challenging aspects of projects. They can also deliver materials to the site, reducing the number of vehicles needed.
If you want to learn more about robots' use in construction, check out our articles about drones and robotic swarms!
Creating "digital twins" of buildings, considering many more factors than would be possible for a human.
Better project design – it can explore different versions of a solution and check its compatibility with other elements.
AI-driven automation for repetitive tasks.
Better financial planning and management.
Safety and efficiency of job-site work.
Artificial intelligence is one of the most fascinating new technologies to transform construction reality around the world. That's why we are putting together an AI Whitepaper for all of you who would like to know more about the possibilities it brings. Stay tuned!
Many of these technologies had been in development for quite some time, and the pandemic is accelerating their widespread implementation. Companies now functioning in the "new normal" must continue to be deliberate and thoughtful while choosing new technologies to help them thrive and increase their productivity.
With everything moving "online", it becomes crucial to ensure the data security of any new technology we want to add to our workflow Learn how Archdesk deals with data security!
With all these technological developments, who knows what the construction industry will look like in 10 or 20 years. However, one thing is sure – it is an exciting time to be in the industry!
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