Technology advancements are truly changing the way companies do business. The construction industry included! Speaking of which, the construction industry has benefited immensely from the advent of technology, such as virtual reality, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), 3D printing, and cloud based project management software. It is tools like there that provide companies, both big and small, with increased efficiency and value.
Virtual reality lets contractors like Buesing Corp show clients a finished product before site development or renewable energy construction begins. This allows the client to make necessary changes before the commencement of any work. Using VR has the potential to see increased client interaction and higher project sanctification.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
The sky’s the limit! Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs, can be operated remotely or autonomously through software-controlled flight plans. In the construction industry, drones can be used to obtain data on progress in real-time, and provide close-range visual photography.
3D Printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of taking a digital CAD (Computer Aided Design) file and converting it to a three-dimensional, solid form, using specially formulated additives. 3D printing has the potential to reduce material waste and increase project speed. This results in increased cost-savings for the contractor which can be passed on to the client.
The DAQRI Smart Helmet is a visionary tool for the 21st century construction worker. The helmet, with its transparent visor and lens display, projects augmented technology (AR) onto the screen. This works to create a safer environment for workers by giving them the ability to visualize, navigate, and gather information in their real world environments.
Cloud Based Project Management Software
Cloud based project management software has the ability to transform the way projects are implemented. The software automates your regular project tasks from start to finish, allows increase collaborations between workers and supervisors, and helps you to stay on time and within budget.