The construction industry is one of the oldest sectors, with people building shelters and structures for millennia. This has evolved a lot over the years in terms of plan structure and design. With now improved technology, jobs in the construction industry are more efficient and safer. According to Forbes, AI is one of the most innovative ways that is currently being used to optimize work schedules in the construction industry. But here a few construction trends you don’t want to miss in 2020
According to a survey done by eSub, top professionals in construction allude to mobile technology being a top priority in the construction industries. Mobile technology provides many applications that allow real-time onsite inspections which improve on employee accountability. Mobile technology includes wireless protocols, wireless language, and application. Some of the most common mobile apps are Infotycoon and AirMeasure.
Mobile technology has the advantage of reducing inefficiencies, reduce costs, and raising productivity.
- Efficiency improving technology
There’s no doubt that blockchain technology will have a significant impact on the construction industry. Blockchain technology offers fast-moving workflow and security to all parties in the construction industry, increasing their confidence and productivity.
The use of Smart contracts allows the organization in a project to use a shared system to do business. This will enable them to shop for products, buy them as well as truck them to their offices. Through the use of blockchain technology, rules, and deadlines set on smart contracts are enforced.
The use of drones is also another efficiency-improving technology. Its usage has risen to over 239% year over year. Drones are used to take aerial photos for real estate as well as mapping large areas over long distances. The drone technology is real-time, providing actionable data that can be used quicker decision making.
- Green construction
Green constructions sets standards in ensuring that homeowners, commercial tenants, and tenants, maintain eco-friendly standards for their homes. Construction products containing asbestos would be considered hazardous due to the impact they have on human health. According to Asbestos.Net, living under the roof of a house that has asbestos iron sheets over a long period could increase your chances of getting cancer.
Other regulations dictate the types of the water infiltration system to use for you to ensure that the water is not contaminated with asbestos. Please visit Asbestos.Net, to learn about eco-friendly ways you need to incorporate in the construction industry to minimize asbestos contamination.
- Building information modeling
This technology allows users to generate computer representations of utilities and buildings. Building information technology allows superior fabrication of parts for accurate completion. Autodesk defines it as an intelligent 3D model-based process that would enable professionals to manage their infrastructure.
Some of the top building information modeling software include Revit, Bimobject, BIMx, and Navisworks.
- Prefabricated and Modular construction
Modular construction grows by over 6.9% per year and is likely to hit $157 billion by 2023. This technology has the advantage of supporting off-site constructed modular allowing small builders to develop innovative house designs.