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How the Construction Industry is Embracing Technology

by Jonty Smith construction progress

Technology has a tight grip on many of our lives. While some people may see this as a negative, technology actually has the opportunity to do many positive things in the professional world. Many industries have taken advantage of technology to build and market their businesses, communicate, and more. One such industry, however, that has been slow to embrace technology is the construction industry - but they are getting there.


Traditionally, the construction has been slow to embrace to technology, and even resistant to change. Diesel delivery trucks, moving tools and materials, and plenty of paper design drawings or blueprints. However, in the last decade, the leading professionals in the construction industry have been working to grow and develop as technology does. However, because the construction industry has never invested much in technology or IT, and so it’s time to finally close the gap and reduce the waste that is common within this industry.


In the past few years, the construction industry has seen more than $18 billion invested in technology. As mentioned, leaders in the industry are finally beginning to realize what technology is able to do on the construction site and how it can help to increase productivity. Technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud-based data analytics, and mobile devices such as cell phones or tablets. Although these technologies are initially costly, they are directly contributing to construction progress and the industry’s growth.


One major aspect of technology in the construction industry lays in building information modeling. This term refers to the use of three-dimensional digital models as an alternative to 2D blueprints that have been used for decades to represent buildings and structures in the construction industry. When this technology is used, often as computer programs, Cloud storage, and other digital media, it is easier to edit, share, and present these models or plans to clients, employees, and even directly to those heavy equipment operators or laborers on site. From plans to scheduling changes, technology helps each person communicate in real-time on a construction site, making it safer than before.


The construction industry has built our world, and its leaders are glad to see technology help it become more important than ever. While it is true that old ways do tend to work for some businesses, technology always has its place. Digitization can be overwhelming sometimes, but when it does not hurt an industry but rather helps it grow, technology is something that every business should adapt.


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