05 Aug The latest technological trends in the construction
Until a few years ago, the construction sector was one of the most traditional and reluctant to innovate. Having suffered a profound crisis caused by the bursting of the real estate bubble at the end of 2007. However, technological trends and advances and the transformation of consumer habits. And expectations force companies in this sector to reinvent themselves.
Aware of its importance in society, the construction sector is constantly developing innovations and searching for new solutions. For this reason, today in the Arbentia blog, we will talk about technological trends. In the construction sector that will lead to a digital revolution in the management of business processes for these companies.
These technological trends will allow organizations in the sector to increase their productivity, optimize resources, and improve compliance with deadlines and the quality of projects and work. In addition, through the development of new materials, it is possible to reduce the impact on the environment and reduce costs.
Internet Of Things (IoT)
It is used in what we know as smart buildings, which allows us to effectively meet the needs of people and improve accessibility to buildings. In addition, it allows reducing costs and space problems, helping to improve the adaptation capacity of buildings. It also helps improve building management by automating all building systems.
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
It is a collaborative work methodology for the creation and management of a construction process. This process produces the information model of the building, ranging from geometric information to time, cost, environmental, and maintenance information. Its application provides great possibilities during the execution of a project and throughout the maintenance of a building.
The use of laser scanners in construction benefits the creation of a high-quality structure. By obtaining detailed knowledge of the terrain, it is possible to improve decision-making, optimize spaces and concentrate on the design phase.
Robots have arrived in the construction sector to automate as many as possible tasks that are part of the construction processes. Having a robot to which a plan can be installed will facilitate the identification of risks and errors by carrying out more exhaustive and accurate reviews.
More and more companies are investing in automated construction. In fact, according to the latest forecasts, in less than five years 20% of the jobs carried out in this sector will be carried out by robots.
Project Management Software
The digital revolution can be a great opportunity to differentiate yourself from the competition or improve cost efficiency. For this, it is essential that construction companies have the support of a management platform that allows them to maintain full control of the progress of their projects in real-time. Among the trends, the management of budgets and available resources, customer orientation through a CRM tool, the optimization of operations and the creation of collaboration spaces to offer a better service in field operations stand out.
This technology allows for better monitoring of projects and can facilitate the inspection of high-rise works or the detection of possible defects in construction, providing an effective margin of control.
Thanks to these minuscule-sized ships and aerial photography. The tasks of monitoring the area, leveling, and excavation has been improved. And we can compare buildings already built with models of upcoming constructions in 3D design.
This tool, which has fully entered the sector, is of great help to working on the structure of a building. Knowing its shape, dimension, possible suitable materials, etc. Thanks to 3D printing we can create prototypes and manufacture models that have a great impact on construction. In fact, it can favor working with concrete and other types of heavy materials for the creation of walls, bricks, or insulating materials.
Virtual reality offers very competitive advantages in the construction sector. In addition to focusing on visual creation, being able to offer a specific idea of a building or home to the buyer without the need to travel to the site of the work. It can also be used to train workers to deal with potential hazards in their workplace.
‘Smartization’ and Electrification
These technologies will provide new features and intelligent functionalities to the machines. Currently, R&D investments are focusing on compact machines, and in the long term, many machines are expected to operate autonomously, with electric drive systems becoming the dominant technology.
In short, to acquire a competitive advantage over other companies in the sector. It is necessary to take advantage of the opportunity offered by new technologies. And recognize the changes that are taking place in the sector.
At Arbentia, an international business consulting and information technology firm. We are specialists in the engineering and construction sector. We are prepared and aware of being the channelers of these new technologies to our client’s business processes. Contact us if you want more information!
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