How Digital Tech is Impacting the Construction Industry

How Digital Tech is Impacting the Construction Industry

by Proforma Construction, July 11, 2019

Here are some of the ways in which new digital technologies are revolutionizing the construction industry.

Just like many other industries, the commercial construction industry has become increasingly digitized in the last couple of years.  The introduction of new digital technologies has had major impacts on commercial construction as we know it.  Curious to learn more?  Then read on as your Pleasanton contractor details the digital tech that is changing the industry.

Building Information Modeling

Building information modeling (BIM) allows architects to turn traditional blueprints into a digital representation of a building.  These 3D models allow clients to visualize the finished project and request changes long before building begins.  This saves time and money while also ensuring that clients are satisfied with the completed project.  Additionally, BIM models allow the entire construction team, from architects to project managers to contractors, to evaluate the project and better understand the full scope of things.

Personnel Management

There are new digital technologies that are designed to support personnel management in all areas of operations.  For instance, there are GPS trackers that help monitor delivery times, tool tracking software that helps locate missing equipment, and digital access software that tells managers who and when people enter the site.  These systems save time and money and free up managers to handle more pressing tasks.  Additionally, because all information is handled digitally, these processes are managed much more efficiently.

Augmented and Virtual Reality

AR and VR technologies are commonly used in the strategic planning phase of construction projects.  For instance, AR is used to identify and prevent potential hazards, while VR is used to train workers with the use of simulations.  Using these technologies effectively can help to prevent time-consuming accidents and injuries on the construction site.

These are some of the digital technologies that are changing the commercial construction industry.  Curious to learn more about commercial construction tech trends?  If so, then turn to 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.