Construction Industry in the Future: The Top 5 Attributes
It’s an obvious fact that development in the construction industry can be exceptionally sluggish about change. With all things considered, the coming of new innovations has significantly contributed toward the modernization of the entire business.
An overall requirement for change has arisen because of the genuine efficiency issues that are seen worldwide. Consequently, we chose to do our examination and present to you five of the most significant changes which are going to come in the development:
1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Construction
It is known for most people the term AI or machine learning, as with the availability of a high-quality database of past results algorithms, it can be developed to facilitate the machine learning processes and make a highly précised prediction.
An example is by using AI to create new construction schedules by exploring thousands or millions of scenarios.
Image recognition is another way to use AI in construction, you can use AI to analyze photos of materials on the job site and identify materials at risk or watch for high-risk trends in worker behavior.
2. Augmented and Virtual Reality
Using this technology, construction managers can have a detailed view of the project and plan ahead precisely, this leads to preventing costly mistakes and better utilization of the available resources.
As a result of the shortage of laborers, and to increase the precision of the quality of the output and to avoid delays, the use of robots along with the laborers on a construction site is becoming a demand. Adopting this strategy will protect workers from dangerous environments, reduces injuries, and can be used to complete work during labor shortages.
While the construction industry will always require manual labor, innovative robotics technologies can help speed up the process, reduce delays, and improve productivity across many areas.
4. Modular and Offsite Construction
We are in the age of speed, the days of building homes from scratch are coming to an end. Instead, we predict that modular construction will become more popular.
This prediction is enabled by the increasing sophistication and affordability of 3D printers.
5. The use of Innovative Materials.
Despite its growth, the construction industry faces several challenges, from disasters like fire and sheer costs to environmental concerns and inefficiency, the industry struggles to keep up with demand while maintaining its output.
Building projects consume 50% of our resources from nature, often leading to added costs, delayed construction times, and wasted materials.
To address some of these challenges, many innovative firms are developing a generation of new building materials. Materials are being engineered to be smarter, stronger, self-sustaining, sleeker, and easier on the environment
Some of the most innovative building materials that are transforming the construction industry include:
- Self-healing concrete. This incredible concrete uses built-in sodium silica capsules that produce calcite to repair cracks. The “bio concrete” is mixed with a healing agent. Once the concrete cracks and water get in, the healing agent dissolves and becomes active, filling in the cracks automatically!.
- Carbon nanotubes. Scientists have developed carbon tubes with a thickness of 1 nanometer (one billionth of a meter). Boasting the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any material on Earth today, these nanotubes can be used in combination with a range of other materials to significantly enhance their durability and strength.
- Transparent aluminum. Imagine a material with the strength and malleability of metal that features the transparency and allure of glass. That’s exactly what transparent aluminum provides. Contractors can use this futuristic material to build glassy structures with less support required than with traditional glass structures.
- Aerogel insulation. Aerogel is among the least dense materials on the planet, only 15x heavier than air. It is a foam-like substance that features an extremely porous structure. That porousness makes it very difficult for heat to travel through it, so it has outstanding insulating properties—even double or triple that of fiberglass or foam insulation.
An important note to be taken is that the change is coming, and the demand vs. technology is boosting the change and reducing the time it will take, construction software has surely played a crucial role in this change and it was the start of the dramatic change which is coming.
We at Phi Contracting Co. realize the importance of the change, and how technology can add to develop the construction industry, contact us for your upcoming project and we will be happy to serve you or visit our website: www.phicontracting.net to know more about us