These 3 Technologies will Disrupt the Construction Industry Altogether

These 3 Technologies will Disrupt the Construction Industry Altogether

Naveen Joshi 15/01/2019 7

Present-day technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), and the internet of things (IoT) have successfully proven themselves in revolutionizing the construction industry, right from planning infrastructure to surveying risk management to monitoring the architecture during the creation process.

Rising demands to deliver strong industrial, educational, residential, nursing homes, and many other infrastructure projects, within the time allotted, has become the growing concern for the stakeholders involved in the construction industry. Several issues are obstructing the construction industry from meeting their goals. The shortage of labor force, inclement weather conditions, constant worker demands leading to strikes, are few of the burning problems that have centered around the construction industry. But, with the emergence of advanced technologies, things seem to be progressing tremendously. Technologies are now taking care of the revenue health of the construction industry, responsibly helping stakeholders to meet the rising construction demands with high-level accuracy. Finally, the construction industry has understood how modern-age technologies synergistically address the current issues faced, thereby revolutionizing the construction industry.

1. Artificial Intelligence

AI in the construction industry will help engineers, architects, project managers, and other executives to build the blueprint of the structure collaboratively. By inputting the required data on, say, land details, the stakeholders involved in the construction project will get suggestions on the design of the infrastructure with lesser time, money, and efforts required. Secondly, the advent of robots has solved the problem of a shortage of skilled workers. Robots can take over power-intensive tasks of labor involved in construction firms, such as digging the ground, transporting heavy materials, assembling the required materials at the right place, and so on. Capitalizing on drones, construction firms can also monitor their projects in real-time while they are not around. Project managers can actively track how ‘well’ their workers undertake their duties.

2. Augmented Reality

By using AR devices or headsets, architects can view their ‘end product’ without it being built! The incredible potential of AR to impose objects into the real world environment virtually helps architects to view their design before being constructed, in a way never done before. Architects, project managers, and structural engineers can then digitally manipulate the design to match their needs appropriately. AR also helps construction firms beyond just visualization. Managers can walk through a sensor-enabled construction site wearing AR headsets, move their head in every direction, and detect potential technical issues if any.

3. Internet of Things

Cameras, sensors, and actuators embedded on the construction site will gather real-time troves of data on machinery, workers, and materials. The collected data holds tremendous power to give a heads up to stakeholders about the status of the ongoing construction work. With the help of IoT connected devices, construction firms can keep an active watch on fuel consumption, resources available, and worker behavior. IoT-connected devices will help security managers monitor assets, examine the status of machines in real-time, and keep a 24x7 check on maintenance requirements. Getting detailed information on the construction site will also help construction firms to detect imminent plights, thereby helping teams take proactive measures accordingly.

The amazing technologies of AI, AR, and IoT have the incredible potential to meet timely construction deliveries, curb construction cost overruns, and increase on-site productivity. It is time to transform business with IoT, AI, and AR, and prepare a successful construction strategy, which is futuristic and fruitful.

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  • Andy Calder

    Real change will come with the complete decentralization of the modern power grid.

  • Rowan Stewart

    AI the disrupter of industries

  • Laura Peplow

    This article is extraordinary

  • Aaron Bayly

    It's no different to the Industrial Revolution. Except this time it's not the workers that are resisting new technology, but big business scared of losing their monopolies.

  • Karl Dewstow

    Great article

  • Ronald Young

    Water utilities can also be decentralized by adding water storage to each house. Water delivery will be measured in gallons per year and delivered sporadically instead of on demand like current delivery.

  • Shambhoo Sharan

    Very much true
    .. These 3 technologies will no doubt revolutionary for consideration sector specially in developed countries but adoption of such technologies in developing countries need further time and collaborations.

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Naveen Joshi

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Naveen is the Founder and CEO of Allerin, a software solutions provider that delivers innovative and agile solutions that enable to automate, inspire and impress. He is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience, with extensive experience in customizing open source products for cost optimizations of large scale IT deployment. He is currently working on Internet of Things solutions with Big Data Analytics. Naveen completed his programming qualifications in various Indian institutes.

   

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