Cutting edge technology. Every construction professional is probably familiar with this term, and know how important it is. Those who are already utilizing cutting edge technology has perhaps noticed a remarkable improvement in terms of design, modeling, safety, and how usual tasks are carried out.
We’re in a phase where the construction industry is embracing new technology to the point that it’s becoming readily available, and integrated everywhere, such as wearables, vehicles, and even grabber cones. More importantly, it’s affecting how buildings are made.
Here are the six Jobsite technologies that are revolutionizing the construction industry.
1. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Widely used for surveillance and inspections, drones are also starting to become part of the construction industry because of a variety of reasons, and one of which is to keep the worksite as safe as possible.
They could quickly pinpoint potential hazards and carry out work site inspections whenever necessary. Aside from that, drones are also making the construction zone safer because everything is carefully monitored– especially the construction workers. Now, project managers and supervisors will feel at ease that everything is being done the way it should.
Wearables are an essential part of the construction industry because workers should always be monitored to ensure that they are far from harm, and not working in dangerous environments that could endanger their lives. State-of-the-art wearables are capable of detecting various substances, and even gas as well as heat.
These could be dangerous if not spotted right away, but with the help of wearables, whenever problems arise, the authorities would be notified in real-time and the respondents can act accordingly.
This ensures that the workers would be getting immediate medical attention, which in turn could increase the chances of survival and prevent accidents from happening in the first place.
3. Mobile Technology
This technology has been available for quite a time now, and it’s starting to enter the construction world. One of its uses is to closely monitor the job site to ensure that everyone is safe.
There are also smartphones with cloud technology, as well as mobile apps best known for digitizing the safety processes. Now, contractors no longer have to wait for several days because they’ll be getting the service they need, right when they need it.
4. Safety Reports That Are Centralized
Despite being modernized, there are still some construction companies that use traditional methods, such as written safety reports.
This is not advisable anymore, because it could be quite challenging for construction managers to determine the best ways to ensure job site safety as they’ll have to dig through mountains of paperwork.
Today, construction sites could easily input their safety reports into computer databases that could be accessed whenever it’s needed. That means site managers would have instant access to various computer programs that would allow them to monitor the trends easily while gathering all safety reports for a specific region.
Although this may look rather simple, the truth is it’s far from that. Conceptualizing a project will never be a walk in the park. It’s always challenging because there are a lot of important details that you have to pay attention to.
With the help of virtual reality, this is slowly getting resolved. VR and AR technologies continue to expand, and this allows construction professionals to conceptualize both residential and commercial properties better.
Despite that, it’s still worth noting that although virtual allows builders to conceptualize projects fully, augmented reality has another purpose– that is, to focus on smaller details and improve overall efficiency.
With the amount of information being used for 3D, one of the main challenges often faced by the construction industry is how to get this vast information to people. Thankfully, this can be done with the help of AR. There are safety glasses that could be worn with hard hats, and this offers the information needed.
6. Off-site Fabrication
Significant, complex components are hard to assemble, especially if you’ll be doing this piece by piece. They’ll be exposed to various elements, and this can be quite difficult for the builder.
However, with the rise of off-site fabrication, this will never be an issue again as the efficiency of this process dramatically improves. Aside from that, you can also enjoy huge savings because everything will be carried out the way they’re designed. Which means you’ll never have any issues again.