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Construction is one of the biggest industries not only in the USA but also in the whole world both in terms of its effects, value, and technologies. We live in the output of this industry almost all the time. Although 2020 was one of the most difficult years not only for the construction industry but for all types of businesses. But the fact of the matter is that the pandemic has led us to innovate new technologies which are just around the corner to transform the construction field. Here are some of the most impressive ones that you look out for in 2021.
Artificial Intelligence for Construction Workflows
In order to run teams and projects seamlessly in the construction field, optimized workflows are essential but due to manual work and the complexity of construction lead to the loss of important data. AI allows efficient and effective communication, brings data safety, and ensures transparency. According to the latest study by Accenture, AI can increase the construction industry profits by a staggering 71 percent by 2035.
The Next Generation of 3D Printing
3D printing has become one of the most important parts of the construction business. However, the future of 3D printing is even brighter and CNBC suggests that it can change the way our homes are constructed.
VR (Virtual Reality) + AR (Augmented Reality) = Immersive Reality
You must have heard VR and AR. VR takes us into the digital world completely and AR allows us to observe digital elements in our real surroundings. If you combine both of these technologies then it’s called Immersive Reality and it brings countless benefits to the construction industry especially to those people collaborating cross-departmentally. One of the latest examples of Immersive Reality is the Wild platform that allows AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) teams to work together via immersive design.
Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics
Although we can’t yet predict the future, predictive analytics takes us so closer to that. This way the system using the historical and current data predicts the future outcomes on the basis of machine learning algorithms. Construction teams can use these predictions to make more informed decisions to increase productivity and efficiency. It has the capability to bring 20 percent improvement in on-site safety and quality.
Truly Connected and Synchronized Construction
One of the biggest concerns in construction projects is the unsynchronized data and it takes a lot of time and effort to cross-check it because of massive volumes. The connected construction mitigates this problem by bringing people, processes, and information together in a single data environment. It’s also one of the fastest emerging technologies in the construction industry.
You can see that the construction industry is rapidly growing and evolving. These five latest trends truly have the potential to transform the current landscape altogether to shape a better future.