by on July 5, 2021
We discuss the advanced technology services in the construction sector that revamped the industry with better productivity & profit. The construction industry drastically changed in the last two decades and technological advancements have completely revamped the industry. By bringing in advanced technology services, the construction industry has successfully reduced overhead costs and enhanced profits. On the way to the future, advanced technologies have helped the construction sector in multiple ways. Apart from cutting down overhead costs and enhancing the safety aspects, businesses are able to manage projects more efficiently. Furthermore, the latest tech devices and software programs allow management teams to better keep track of projects and workers remotely. We here discuss 5 technological advancements in the construction sector. Wearables Wearables in the technology industry refer to tough, rugged devices designed to withstand the rigors and abuses of a job site. The contemporary construction sites are packed with many wearables, such as smart helmets, complete with pull-down visors, and a health-monitoring headband, smart front- and rear-facing cameras with depth perception, an array of sensors, and wireless connectivity. Workers can now use the pull-down visors on these smart hardhats to communicate in real-time, augmented reality overlays, and record data. Other technology devices among wearables are rugged health monitors and enhanced safety vests, all designed to boost worker safety and productivity. The workers wearing connected hardhats can monitor the body temperature and heart rate to alert them (and their supervisor) of any fatigue or medical issues while on site. There are also smart boots and hardhats to track the location of each worker and alert emergency personnel while in case of accidents. Advanced collaborated BIM Building information modeling or BIM in the construction sector signifies a single, collaborative computerized system that combines technology and solid work processes. A company can connect BIM models to wireless mobile devices, and access all required relevant information, including 3D digital representations of building plans. Using BIM, a firm can link every aspect of a construction project to related data, such as manuals, images, or precise specifications. Augmented and virtual reality devices The technology services in construction sector have completed revamped the industry and the examples are virtual reality and augmented reality tools. With AR devices, real-world surroundings are generated into a virtual space. With an AR program, virtual designs are blended into a real location. AR also helps construction firms to take accurate measurements. The project managers or responsible persons can instantly calculate an area’s length and depth utilizing wearable smart glasses. And when you have accurate calculations, better project management is possible as you can now create realistic models and get a more accurate estimate of the materials required. Rugged job site devices There are limitations for job site wearables as they haven’t replaced mobile devices, at least for now. This is because wearables are still not capable of performing every task that a handheld device can do. However, this will soon change. Unlike regular tablets and smartphones, rugged devices are waterproof, dustproof, and made with heavy-duty materials. Multiple rugged job site devices exist in the industry that permits employees to access BIM and find up-to-date information whenever they wish. Unmanned aerial vehicles Another crucial technological advancement in the construction industry is unmanned aerial vehicles or drones. You can easily fly or control a drone remotely on a preset path to perform site surveys and assess project progress. Using unmanned aerial vehicles, you can capture aerial video, maps, pictures, and 3D images. These devices are also helpful in monitoring logistics, performing site inspections, and assessing as-built conditions. There still exist many construction professionals who doubt the potential or technological services in the construction sector. They are skeptical about the costs and practical application of technological advancements but it is true that the potential benefits and high long-term ROI will outweigh these concerns.
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