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Watch Out for These Top Construction Tech Trends

Watch Out for These Top Construction Tech Trends

by Proforma Construction, March 10, 2020

Top ten tech trends that will hit the construction industry in 2020.

Like many other industries, the construction industry is currently undergoing a major shift.  As technology continues to advance, it changes the way that professionals in the construction business conceptualize, plan, and execute projects.  Curious to see which types of technology will make the biggest impact?  Then watch out for these top ten tech trends that construction experts predict for 2020.

1) Augmented Reality (AR)– AR will introduce new opportunities in the project design, planning, and conceptualization processes.  The AR market is expected to see a $90 billion increase by 2020.

2) Construction Software and Data Ecosystems– Real-time collaboration software will become the backbone of the construction process.

3) Expansion of BIM– BIM technology will change how the construction industry designs, develops, and manages construction projects.  88% of stakeholders believe that BIM will lead to better design insight.

4) Growth of Prefab, Modular, and Green Construction– Using standardized processes to pre-assemble buildings off-site will become more popular.  This building model will save time and money and will reduce the environmental impact of construction projects.

5) Self-Heating Concrete– This green material will start being used on roads, buildings, and homes.  By 2030, an estimated 5 billion metric tons of concrete will be used.

6) Drones– Drone technology will reduce human involvement in site mapping, project monitoring, and data collection processes.  Over the next ten years, the drone industry’s value will increase from $2 billion to $10 billion.

7) Robotics– As robotics become more precise, they will become a major force in the construction industry.  The industrial robotics market is predicted to grow by 175% over the next ten years.

8) Cloud and Mobile Technology– Mobile devices that can access cloud technology from anywhere at any time will improve communication.

9) Advanced GPS Use– GPS tracking solutions will assist with quick and accurate data collection.  120 positioning satellites will be ready to use in the next ten years.

10) Wearable Technology– Wearable technology will help to improve construction site safety and boost project efficiency.  250 million smart wearables are expected to be in use by the end of this year.

These are the top ten tech trends that the construction industry should look out for this year.  Are you looking to work with a contractor who is always up to date on the newest tech trends and innovations?  Then contact the experts at Proforma Construction.   Serving Pleasanton and the surrounding California area, our highly-trained team is ready to make your commercial construction dreams a reality.