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As a tech nerd, I’m always reading up on the latest technology and how it may affect different industries in the coming years. As I’m currently looking into property investment, the construction industry has been of of great interest to me, especially because building regulations are continually changing, and as a potential landlord, I’ll be liable for every aspect of my properties.
Technology has drastically changed and improved the efficiency of our homes and work places. Buildings are now safer, with security cameras, and cheaper to operate thanks to things like underfloor heating and LED lighting. However, over the past few years, technology has become increasingly more popular in the construction industry as well, at a pace that is unlikely to slow down any time soon. In fact, in ten years’ time, it is likely that a construction site will look very different.
For companies that embrace technology, this is good news! It can be great for cost efficiency, safety and even quality of construction in some cases. Building information modelling, for instance, will help with the design and management of projects. Here are some other game-changers for the construction industry:
Virtual reality isn’t just for gamers anymore. Architects, for example, are reaping the benefits of virtual reality, as it gives them the ability to visualise a building during construction. Estate agents can tour properties using a virtual reality headset, while changing colours and other design elements to help buyers imagine the possibilities of their investments.
Wearable technology is ideal for improving safety on site, whilst also providing the ability to monitor the progress of the project.
Drones are beneficial to the construction industry because they are able to reach hazardous areas of a construction site that humans cannot. They are able to provide a high level of accuracy, reducing the likelihood of errors and therefore unexpected costs and delays.
There are a variety of different types of construction robots, including 3D printers which are highly economical and demolition robots. They are ideal because they speed up the process dramatically and are cheaper to use.
Until next time.