How can Technology help Construction
Can technology help the construction industry?
Productivity has not improved in construction over the last few decades, contrary to most other industries. Why is building so slow and expensive? Contractors have been slow to embrace technology.
How can technology help the industry? The future of construction.
The use of BIM is becoming more common.
Technology is useful to eliminate paperwork and increase productivity. Like these quality checklists.
In this blog I share some interesting articles on technology.
Using Robots in Construction
Here's a company incorporating technology on their projects. They are even trialling a robot dog as a superintendent. Maybe there are some ideas you can use on your next project?
You can use robots to help set out structures. Here's more on robot construction.
Robots can be used for drywalling.
What about autonomous equipment. Here's an autonomous excavator.
Drones in Construction
Is there a place for drones on our construction projects?
Drones can be used aerial mapping and surveying in hard to reach places, like on roofs and on bridges. They can be used to check quality. Is there place for them to do work in dangerous areas, perhaps even painting bridges?
Much has been said about 3D printing. How will 3D printing change how we construct buildings and structures?
Technology Improving Construction Safety
Safety is another place where technology can help.
You can use remotely operated machines to work in dangerous places. They can do work in extreme temperatures and in difficult conditions.
Here's a company using wearable technology to prevent injuries.
But technology is also useful in safety training using VR.
Overcoming the Risks of Using Technology in Construction
Can technology make construction safer, more productive, and producing better quality? Can it provide clients with a good end product? Will contractors be more profitable? And will the introduction of new technology attract the next generation of workers to the industry - a generation that has literally been born with a smart phone in hand, who's lives are intertwined with the latest technology?
Can technology help your construction project? What are the risks of depending on technology?
Indeed contractors must use the appropriate technology and implement it properly. Here are some questions contractors should ask .
Cybercrime is on the rise. Contractors must be vigilant to protect against cybercrime.
It's important to build trust between workers and robots and autonomous machines.
Construction must use technology. Contractors can achieve enormous benefits from new technology. However technology cannot make a bad contractor good. Technology cannot make a poor construction project manager good. Technology can make good contractors better. Technology used correctly can make good construction project managers better and more productive.
Contractors must adapt new ways of doing things better. But they must choose the right technology and ensure their teams use the technology correctly.
It's time for construction to move into the 21st century.
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