3D BIM modeling
3D BIM modeling sure is one of the hottest new things in the construction industry. This technology has replaced traditional blueprints and made the job of construction companies a lot easier. Basically, new 3D blueprints make it easier for everyone involved in the project to synchronize their work. This results not only in better planning but also faster construction and reduced costs. Moreover, if a client decides to make some changes to a building built using a 3D blueprint, the blueprint can again be used to determine the time and price of the project. It’s also important to mention that 3D blueprints can be a real lifesaver when it comes to adjusting ventilation and heating system in a building.
Today, it’s all about going green. We see homeowners trying to make their homes green and large companies making their operations as eco-friendly as possible. When it comes to construction companies, they start working on constructing greener buildings. This is especially the case when constructing commercial buildings for companies that want to aid in preserving the environment and lower their cut their costs while doing so. This resulted in both new technologies and new materials being used in construction. According to some reports, buildings constructed using these technologies and materials are up to 70% more efficient than an average commercial building. In the future, we can expect to see more and more companies deciding to go green and new green building technologies and materials being used.
Connected job sites
Last year, we saw plenty of construction companies utilizing mobile technology on their construction sites. This may not seem like a big deal but mobile devices have the power to make a construction project a lot easier. For example, mobile devices can be used to record on-site data that will later be used by all team members. The data recorded this way can be used to increase efficiency and reduce costs, which is always a big plus. Another way mobile devices can be used on a construction site is for communication between architects, contractors and the construction team. And with less time spent on waiting for answers from other team members the entire construction project takes less time to complete.
Tilt up construction
Another new construction technology trend you simply have to keep an eye on is tilt up construction. This is a system that uses concrete walls that are made on the site and divided into panels. Once the panels are made, they’re lifted by a crane and placed over the foundation. There are plenty of reasons why people decide to go for tilt up construction. First of all, opting for tilt up construction means you’ll be spending less money on the project since the panels are constructed quite swiftly. Secondly, using panels makes the entire process much faster. It’s also important to mention that buildings constructed this way are more versatile since the panels can be moved if necessary.
If you’ve been paying attention to what’s happening in the world of technology, you probably know how popular drones are. However, these little things are no longer designed only for personal use. They’re now being used by many companies out there in order to improve their operations. When it comes to the construction industry, companies are using drones for planning and monitoring their sites. Another great thing about drones is that they can be used to show the progress to the client without having the need to visit the site. We can expect drones to become even more of a marketing tool for winning over new clients. Last but not least, drones can be used to perform site inspection and identify any potential hazards.
Technology is on the rise and it doesn’t come as much of a surprise to see new construction technologies being used. Not only that these technologies can help every construction company keep up the pace with competition but they can also make the entire construction project quicker and less expensive for the clients. We can expect to see more and more new technologies being used as the entire construction industry is going to get more digitalized. Therefore, keeping an eye on some future construction technology trends is an absolute must.