For construction experts, whenever they encounter the term, “technology,” the first thing that comes to mind would be the recent technological innovations that have helped in improving overall productivity, safety, and efficiency in the construction site— these are BIM, drones, virtual reality, 3D printing, and many more.
Here are the top 3 construction technology innovations enhancing productivity.
- Robotic Total Stations
One of the innovative and useful technology in the field of construction industry would be total robotic stations. The software is being tested and developed to determine how to use them properly and control not only the RTS but CAD and 3D models as well.
This information can be loaded on any device, such as a tablet and it would give directions to the field worker. Contrary to popular belief, the interface is pretty simple and easy to understand. Project managers can be out in the field and just take that information, load it on their tablet, set up the RTS, and they are good to go.
For training crews who have never used such technology, it wouldn’t really be a massive issue at all because most of the time, two-day training is more than enough to get them well acquainted.
- Safety Tools Capable of Reducing Body Strain
Construction is definitely the most energy-consuming industry. In fact, every worker experiences physical wear and tear after being involved in this industry for years. The copious sprains and strain aren’t something to be ignored as these could lead to a serious problem later on. Unfortunately, back in the days, these workers have no choice but to risk their health.
Times have changed, now, worker safety has become the main priority and thank to technology, there have been advancements not only in material and design that produces less stressful tools that are also lightweight. After all, if you really want to ensure the productivity of the workers, it’s essential that they remain comfortable while doing their job.
- Wearable Technology and Project Organization Software
Experts believe that aside from smart safety equipment, such as water filled barricades, traffic sensors, and the like, the next big thing would be wearable technology. With this, it would be easier to track workers and ensure that they’re in their optimal positions while on the job site, and this would positively assuring workforce productivity.
Also, it’s highly believed that “smart” clothing should be one of the few interests in the construction industry as this ensures optimum safety. Although there’s still a lot to discover, this is definitely something that would help the construction industry in more ways than one.
Then there’s the project organization software. Contrary to popular belief, just because someone isn’t in the office, it doesn’t mean that they wouldn’t be able to take advantage of this innovation. As a matter of fact, in the construction industry, with project organization software, it would be possible to save a lot of time while working on the project. Collaboration has become easier.
Gone are the days when they have to wait for weeks, sometimes even months to transmit information.