technology in construction

The construction industry is part of the technological movement that has been taking place over the last decades, helping it to become more efficient but also safer for everyone working on sites, everywhere around the world. Here are a few ways how technology is helping the construction industry, today. 

Remote Monitoring

If there is one technological instrument that has helped construction companies to monitor their projects, it has to be time lapse cameras, such as the ones produced by Enlaps. Positioned on the site from day one, it communicates through pictures being taken at regular intervals, how the building is coming along. This enables international collaboration, since all the data are transferred through Wi-Fi and can be accessed by anyone who has the software installed on its computer, with the right password and username. It frees managers, so that they can work from the office, instead of always having to visit the sites. This way, they can work on various projects at the same time. 

Increased Accuracy

Today, it is possible for architects to create their plans for building through a software, and for them to be brought up exactly as drawn, thanks to 3D printing capacities on the ground, as well as the use of robotics. This increases the precision of the work, which means that the house will be built in a more reliable manner, providing extra safety for the people that will be living in it. This same technology makes it possible to save time. If you need to build a structure rapidly, such as a shelter or a refuge, you can do so by using a 3D printing machine, which will put up walls in no time.

Increased Safety on Site

Construction sites have always been a dangerous place for workers. Although it remains true today, the number of accidents has decreased a lot, through the use of technology, one of them being the material used in the clothes and accessories that construction workers wear. It protects them from natural elements (rain, wind, cold, etc.), but also from potential cuts or other wounds. Also, connected objects are finding their way on construction sites. When there is danger ahead, the worker can be advised through the use of special goggles, for example. It is clear that accidents on sites will keep lowering through the arrival of even more technological solutions, in the years to come. 

New Ways to recycle

Ecological advances need to be made in every sector, and that includes the construction industry. Through the use of technology, it is now easier than ever for companies to recycle and reuse materials that would otherwise go to trash, or worse, remain in the fields, where some old houses are left to decay. Aluminium is a material that is at the top of the line, when it comes to being reused by construction companies. That is mainly due to the fact that there is almost no lost, and that you can recycle it forever. A bonus for companies, but also for our planet as well. 

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

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