A few years ago, if we’ll talk about the future, the first thing that comes to mind would be robots, and other futuristic inventions, such as self-driving vehicles and many more.
Allow us to discuss 8 of the coolest construction technology innovations in 2019.
1. 3D Printed Buildings
Ever heard of 3D printed houses? They’re part of the best construction projects that we have nowadays. Wherein programmers can design the full structure of a building with several ports, such as plumbing holes, wiring ports, and the rest. Layer-by-layer, stroke by stroke, and so on.
Drones aren’t something new. As a matter of fact, they’re being used in the military and is now part of the construction industry. They’re known for their superior navigation and control, making them the perfect tool for site surveying. Currently, workers don’t have to worry about putting their lives at risk just to survey the whole site.
3. Robot Swarms
The best way to describe robot swarms is that they’re simple task does that follows a particular algorithm. Researchers came up with this concept by observing how termites build their structures in hives. What these experts realized is that, even though these bugs fail to communicate with each other, it doesn’t prohibit them from building remarkable structures. The secret? They’re doing it one area at a time.
For example, if you’re building a bridge, you’ll have to lay the initial part, then move forward to another one. Then, the next builder would put another layer, but they don’t have any idea on how to place it on top because they’re creating a bridge. So, what they do instead is they continue until there’s an open space.
This is how the robot swarms work. Group of these highly advanced, little robots is capable of stacking layers one after another until it is complete.
4. Solar Roads
Back in 2013, solar roads were a huge trend, and we’re hoping that it would intensify even more. Just try to imagine this– roads capable of generating electricity, warn you regarding traffic signs, melt snow, and also charge vehicles.
Some companies also position all the aspect that are capable of improving the traditional asphalt streets.
AR is probably what the future of the construction industry would look like, and it will show real-time concepts and statutes for everyone to enjoy. You can finally stop worrying about errors happening in a construction project. With AR, you’ll also have the ability to enjoy more accurate measurements, reduce risks, predict possible outcomes, and even what-if scenarios can be laid out.
6. Green Buildings
Some describe green buildings as something similar to giant monsters capable of fighting problems. Wherein, green buildings, also known as “vertical forests,” are quite impressive structures with some benefits.
Plants are flowing out of these buildings, and these are considered to be living things– real plants. Sometimes, it could even be 1000 trees or more.
7. Virtual Reality
With virtual reality, you’ll be able to modify the entire spaces, even before you start with the construction project. However, aside from that, you’ll also have the ability to design spaces exactly how you planned them.
This cane compared to large areas with several movable pieces and even parts. For most, it might seem pretty simple, but once you wear VR goggles, then, you’ll be amazed.
These spaces would turn into real life, a virtual battle arena where it could help with the construction project.
8. Mobile Devices
Last, but definitely not least, would be mobile devices. Indeed, mobile technology has transformed the construction industry in more ways than one. Contractors enjoy the most significant improvement through project management.
The use of tablets and smartphones allow them to become more efficient and productive. Now, they can work together on the same information sources, and this ensures that no one is left out, no matter where they are.
Aside from that, mobile devices also allowed mobile analytics in the construction industry. Now, foremen can monitor the conditions, performance, and even costs during the day through the use of reporting tools instead of creating a report once everything has been accomplished.
Mobile devices can be used by project managers to determine if there are any necessary corrections, and how to fix them right away. Through this, the whole team wouldn’t have to worry about committing many mistakes along the way.