It is no news today that technology is spreading like wildfire taking every immediate sector under its heat. Innovative technologies are not only making our lives easier but bringing in a revolution that is difficult to averse to.
The unprecedented rise of the construction industry in India is hugely supported by automated technology that saves time and money. Gone are the days when you could land up at your construction site loaded with tools in your van. Today all you need is some experience and the knowledge of technology trends to be the next construction wizard.
Now as we have seen these major technology shifts in the construction industry in the last few decades. Let us now look at what future swaps in technology that Contractors, Interior Designers, and Real Estate Builders must look out for.
5 Major technology possibilities that will make the industry much more efficient and boost productivity to the next level.
1. AR and VR
Augmented reality and Virtual reality have already started to be visible in the construction sector spreading their wings rapidly. While augmented reality is dependent upon the movements and senses of people, Virtual reality is much easier focussed on the visual representation of the user’s ideas.
AR and VR have been anticipated to be able to solve a variety of inefficacies in the construction field giving it a massive push towards ground-breaking construction possibilities.
More effective use of augmented reality in the construction field will benefit Contractors and Real Estate Builders to deploy an effective workforce on the site that will auto solve its problems ensuring safety and maximum output.
Interior designers can now represent the future of their projects using VR depicting the size, dimension and portraying a picture that the client can make changes to and finalize for it to become a reality.
Robots are going to take over major jobs in the construction industry, well at least the ones that are majorly redundant actions that can be performed by programmed robots. Accuracy, speed, and precision are the important driving forces that will help robots dominate construction sites.
Autonomous vehicles that don’t need an operator will help contractors getting the supply to the site. Automated bulldozers and excavators are in the building stages which will rule very soon.
Drones have started to appear as well and will be used more commonly to analyze the worksite and to track the progress every day. It can also help with surveillance issues.
From moulding Aluminium into furniture to the usage of algorithms for the organization of rooms will be the future of Interior design. Robots yet stay limited just to fabricated models sparing designer’s jobs for now.
3. Prefabricated Construction
Prefabricated construction has become suddenly popular all over the world including India. The idea of making and assembly of the construction pieces in a factory way before it is incorporated on construction sites to make structures (such as a wall) is offbeat amazing. Also known as pre-cast building technology.
With this kind of construction implemented the contractors, real estate builders, architects, and interior designers will forget project delays.
At these unusual times when we are facing a shortage of labor, this type of construction is much valuable and absolutely useful for everyone associated with a construction site.
Modular construction and Panelization categories in fabricated construction are functional for plumbing, flooring, and much more.
4. Green construction
Today more than ever clients are getting supremely aware of even the smallest of a change in the market and trying to adopt a more Green, and practical way of life. Now it gets in the hands of construction companies to adopt new technologies producing buildings that are undeniable eco-friendly.
What exactly do we understand by the term Green Construction? A responsible way of construction making use of recyclable products, reducing waste, and making buildings that preserve the environment.
Designers and architects must look for eco-friendly alternatives to keep their clients happy and returning to them.
For example, The smart deployment of cool roofs that decrease the temperature of your roof to help in energy consumption of an air conditioner hence helping the environment in return.
Another great example is the rammed earth method which uses natural material from the earth mixed with some concrete to create sturdy walls that are strongly durable.
5. Cloud-based software for construction management
Cloud software is already popular in the market. If you know Google Dropbox then you know what a ‘Cloud’ is. Only here we are talking about a cloud-based software that not only stores construction data but helps in project management from anywhere around the world. This kind of software is taking over because of its flexibility and seamless project communication. A key to hassle-free construction, is an up-to-date construction management software that manages your team, saves time, and helps you finish the project on budget.
Whether you are a designer, an architect, or a real estate builder, if you haven’t joined a cloud-based software yet then you’re missing out on the huge profits you are capable of bringing in every month. Sure manual work is something you do for years and seems daunting taking up new software and let it manage things for you, but with a little effort, you could turn your hard work into real money. There are many efficient and productive software and applications available in the market for you to choose from.
We have our own Construction Management Software RealTraker which is an “all in one” platform for you. This means you could have your contractors, designers, architects working along with you on the same dashboard across different projects. Imagine being able to handle your construction sites, people, equipment, bids, purchase orders, and profits from a single dashboard.
Not only that, Realtraker has innovative modules like Profit Genie’ which ensures you are making most of every penny invested in each project, and Customer Interface’ that allows customers to be aware of the progress.
Affordable, Smart, and Easy construction management is now a possibility with Realtraker.
You can get a free trial here and decide for yourself