Top Trends In The Field Of Construction Technology
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Top Trends In The Field Of Construction Technology

By CIOReview | Monday, June 27, 2022

Technology Helps in gathering real-time data, time monitoring, field reporting, updates, and communication between on-site staff and back-office project managers possible.

FREMONT, CA: The world's largest industry is also one of the slowest to adopt new technology. Skilled labor shortages, restrictive public budgets, housing affordability concerns, regular time and budget overruns, low profitability, and significant risks also afflict the business. The issue of safety is paramount. However, the same crisis has hastened technology adoption. More and more firms recognize their value in today's changing environment. The most noticeable investments are in digitalization and supply-chain control. New construction technology includes smart machinery, modularization, and self-healing concrete.

Solutions for cloud-based communication and collaboration

Keeping track of what happens in the field is critical for keeping projects on time and within budget and avoiding costly rework. Cloud computing and smartphone apps are replacing antiquated legacy software solutions on back-office workstations. Cloud technology enables vast volumes of data to be securely and economically stored in servers while remaining instantaneously accessible to linked devices or data analysis tools. Cloud-based solutions that ensure a continuous link between back offices and field employees and real-time entry of essential project data are ideal for managing distributed equipment and personnel.

Mobile apps and 5G

Mobile phones and tablets are being used on construction sites worldwide, most of which use cloud technology. The key to this construction sector innovation is that 5G wireless technology will become more affordable and widespread. Combined with Wi-Fi 6, it will allow users to interact more effectively and run resource-intensive programs without sacrificing speed or performance. Construction firms who are thinking ahead are investing in mobile solutions to optimize processes and boost efficiency.

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR)

AR, which superimposes computer-generated pictures on a live view on a device's screen, and VR, which ultimately emerges as wearers of special headsets in a simulated environment, are gaining traction in the construction business. Using an AR visual platform to communicate data can help consultants, designers, and construction teams collaborate more effectively. Users can visualize projects, simulate architectural or structural modifications, obtain clear feedback, and facilitate design improvements by overlaying images of buildings, systems, and their surroundings on accurate site views.