Posted on : 16-Apr-2019
The use of technology in construction has increased productivity, reduced the time taken for completion and made the sites much more safer. It also leads to lesser wastage of resources. Technology is constantly evolving and what might seem ground-breaking now might seem outdated in the years to come. Here are some of the biggest technology trends in the construction industry at present.
Drones can be used in a number of ways on the construction site. They can be used to inspect the site, identify potential threats, check up on the workers and also to take photos to show the progress made at different stages.
Self-healing concrete is a special type of concrete that can repair its own cracks by the deposition of limestone in them. Experts see the use of self-healing concrete in roads, bridges and buildings in the years to come.
Machines can be used for a lot of repetitive manual work like lifting bricks or applying the cement. There will still be someone overseeing the entire process and ensuring everything is being placed in the right spot.
It is a sort of prefabrication where a variety of components of a structure are assembled at a manufacturing site and then transported to the construction job site to be installed. Since all the work goes on in a factory-controlled environment, there’s a reduced risk for problems that are associated with the environment (like moisture, dust and dirt).