Pickup trucks, portable circular saws, cement mixer trucks, hydraulic excavators, and a nail gun have one thing in common. Apart from being found in modern construction sites, these are pieces of equipment that were inexistence 100 years ago. They are part of the technology that is changing the construction industry. Here is a look at how the construction industry is changing due to technology.
It’s no secret that productivity at construction sites has improved due to modern technology. Today, contractors are using innovative mobile apps and software to manage different aspects of construction projects. Pre-construction, scheduling, project management as well as field reporting are some of the activities that have been improved by mobile apps and software.
Machine learning and artificial intelligence enable contractors to make better decisions and improve safety at the jobsites. They reduce risks while providing data that contractors and clients need to make informed decisions. All these are vital in enhancing productivity and enhancing faster completion of construction projects.
Safety and Training
Adoption of innovative technologies is improving safety in the construction industry. Worker safety should be the first priority of a contractor. Using innovative technologies, contractors can now identify potential risks, monitor construction sites, and train workers on the best ways to prevent accidents, reduce risks, injuries and even deaths.
Virtual and augmented reality provides simulations that can be used to improve safety at construction sites. They allow for the formulation of a detailed plan for ensuring safety at a construction site. Using this technology, contractors ensure that workers can walk to certain areas, perform specific tasks, and get out unhurt.
How contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and designers collaborate has changed due to modern technology. These professionals can now use building information modeling and mobile technology to collaborate on different projects.
Generally, the construction industry has undergone numerous changes due to technology. Make sure that the contractor you choose for your project uses innovative technology to enhance efficiency, safety and quality throughout the project.