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6 definite ways through which technology has reshaped the construction industry


From utilizing smartphones at work to using aerial drone for surveying purposes, the construction industry has seemingly gone though a revolution by embracing a number of high-tech trends of the modern society.

Anyway, let’s take a quick look at the ways through which these technologies are reshaping the construction industry in 2017.

  1. Drones

Like I said before, many construction projects are already implementing drones for aerial surveys and mapping purposes. The implementation of drones makes the entire process smooth and much effective.

Drones have actually played a huge role in transforming the face of construction industries. How? Take a quick peek.

  • The main value of using drones in construction projects lies in surveying and mapping purposes. Drones can actually go to those places where heavy machinery and humans can’t. So naturally, their importance rises significantly and exponentially among engineers and professionals.
  • Construction companies who are using drones for aerial surveys have actually reported increased efficiencies in their projects. Drones have actually helped them create data and maps that are comparatively more accurate than their previous counterparts.
  • Using drones lowers labor costs as well because the major portion of the work is done by a machine and not by a human being.
  1. Management software

Modern task management software’s tailor made to improve productivity and maintain everything on schedule.

This has become an integral part of construction companies because it helps them monitor progress and keep an organized track of their project ongoing in a single place.

Management software also includes tools that aid in budgeting, processing bills and estimating time of completion. These tools play a huge role in streamlining the entire construction project from the very start to the finish.

  1. CAD (Computer aided design)

Computer aided design has allowed construction projects to kick start their construction processes even before the completion of their designs.

Such designs fasten up the entire procedure and also play a huge role in reducing a whole lot of outside interferences that can hamper the flow of the work.

CAD helps to improve the performance and procurement systems, thereby allowing users to tackle a whole lot of issues even before the start of the actual physical work.

To sum up, you can easily say that CAD plays a vital role in ensuring the fact that the project doesn’t go off-schedule and off-budget at the same time.

  1. Virtual reality and augmented reality

Augmented reality is the integration of digital information with the real time environment. Virtual reality is described as a computer generated three dimensional environment that can be explored and interacted with by an individual.

So how do they benefit construction projects?

AR and VR help to engage users through visual interactions. This is purely very important from the point of view of business. When construction projects limit themselves within two dimensions, they usually fail to offer more information to their customers.

3D architectural rendering through augmented reality and virtual reality can solve this problem exceedingly well.

Augmented reality and virtual reality also help the engineers to foresee the structure of their projects even before the start of the physical work. This feature greatly helps the engineers to minimize errors, cut down costs and quicken up the pace of their projects.

This is something amazing; there’s no doubt about it.

  1. Apps for blueprints

Gone are the days when the offices or the sites were overflowing with tones of documents. Can you imagine all that mess?

Fast forward to 2017 and now our main player in this aspect is a simple blueprint application driven tab/smartphone.

These apps also support a host of extraordinary features that can make the task easier and more convenient. These features include things like direct communication and real time communication between the project managers and the engineers that help to create everything under a single roof.

  1. Sustainable construction

The sustainable construction movement has only just gained a lot of popularity over the past decade.

Several eco-friendly innovations such as a smart plumbing system are implemented to dramatically reduce water uses and minimize waste in the best possible way. This is expected to expand in 2017.

Sustainable construction is the way to go clean and green. Technology is the only way to achieve that dream.

So what do you think? Is it going to improve in the upcoming years? Did I miss out on anything else? Don’t forget to drop your comments below.

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