We are getting closer and closer to 2019, and that means there would be a lot to look forward to, especially when it comes to technological innovations. There will definitely be explosive growth and evolution in wireless technology, IoT, BIM, and the likes. Since new technology is still under development, allow us to discuss what you could possibly expect by 2019.
Project Management Software
The construction industry slowly appreciates what a project management software can do. For that reason, experts continue to develop ways on how to make this software more advanced, allowing them to draw better insights from data gathered.
From knowing how to start the whole project, to where to place the water filled barricades, project management software definitely has a lot of purposes. Although it’s not as glamorous as BIM, for now, there’s definitely a lot to look forward to shortly as it’s still being developed even further.
BIM Would Continue to Expand Even More
For the past few years, no one can deny, especially those who are in the construction industry, how helpful BIM is. For that reason, more and more companies are implementing BIM technology in their work processes, and this would continue even in 2019.
One of the few benefits you can enjoy from this is in the form of collaboration and management. There’s even the latest version known as 5D BIM, this offers shorter project cycles and an enhancement in productivity.
Robotics to Improve Efficiency
Indeed, robotics and automation continue to revolutionize– not only in the construction industry but other sectors as well. Furthermore, although its arrival in the construction industry is somewhat slow, there’s no denying that it’s spreading fast.
This 2018, it’s quite notable that there has been a lot of technological advancements in robotics. In the following years, we can expect this to develop further to the point that it would help workers get the job done more efficiently, faster, and safer.
AR and VR
Virtual reality, as well as augmented reality, is becoming more and more common in the construction industry. Often utilized in BIM, the most significant advantage that you can enjoy from this is that you can have a real experience of the property through a virtual walkthrough.
With this, you’ll be able to sell the property faster because you can actually show the clients what they can expect beforehand.
Aside from design and architecture, it’s also an excellent way to ensure the safety of workers as you’ll be able to prepare them to operate the necessary equipment and machinery through simulation. Collaboration and communication also become more comfortable.
Improvement in Labor Through Technology
As technology comes, there would be a slight problem with the shortage of jobs in the construction industry because manual labor would definitely be replaced by robots. However, this shouldn’t really be a cause of concern because the need for skilled workers who can operate these would also increase. Thus, it would create more job opportunities later on.
Lastly, the construction industry will need knowledge workers, as well as people with skills to create and maintain these technologies, which means that as technology grows, people should also learn how to use these properly.