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Construction Technologies for 2020 and the Future

Construction Technologies for 2020 and the Future

by Proforma Construction, December 12, 2019

Technologies that will shape the future of the construction industry.

While the construction industry has been traditionally slow to adopt new technologies, there has been a strong push to change this mindset.  Today, there are many new innovations expected to take over the construction sector in the years to come.  Here are some of the technologies that will shape the future of the construction industry.

  • Drones

While drones are no longer considered new technology, they continue to grow in popularity.  Because they offer a fast, accurate, and affordable way to get an overview shot of a construction site, drones will continue to be a major player in the construction industry.  In the coming years, drone technology will advance and become more complex.  For instance, expect drone software that can create 3D models, topographic maps, BIMs, and so on.  The construction industry can also expect drone technology to evolve to handle the transport of building materials and machinery.

  • Augmented Reality

Like drones, augmented reality (AR) technology is already being used in the construction industry.  It is commonly used to create 3D versions of building blueprints that allow designers to step inside buildings and identify miscalculations or structural errors.  As this technology becomes more widespread, expect construction firms to leverage AR headsets for workers to view construction plans as they work on a project.  Additionally, AR tech will become more popular for employee training purposes.

  • Exoskeleton Suits

While exoskeleton suits sound like something out of a futuristic movie, they are actually real and expected to make a major difference in the construction industry.  These suits can help people lift heavy objects, reducing the amount of strength that the worker needs to exert.  Because lifting-related injuries are some of the most common for construction workers, the introduction of exoskeleton suits will help make construction a safer industry to work in.

These are some of the technologies that will shape the future of the construction industry.  Want to keep up with the latest construction tech trends?  If so, then contact your Pleasanton contractor at Proforma Construction.   Serving Pleasanton and the surrounding California area, our highly-trained team is ready to make your commercial construction dreams a reality.