In history, Humans have evolved over time since the evolution theories to new stone-age with enhanced thinking capacity and improved way of doing things. Subsequently, man has invented various tools to simplify work. In agriculture, for instance, man created tools that helped him cultivate, plant, harvest, and transport produce. Similarly, the industrial and information age has created an economic ripple effect towards a better global environment. Construction has experienced better building technologies, expertise and safe dwellings due to the adoption of productive interventions.
Technology will play a bigger percentage in 2020 with emerging ideas gaining traction to construction companies worldwide. Some of the technologies include;
- Modular and prefabricated construction
- Building information modeling
- Safety exoskeletons
- Construction Management Software’s
- Virtual augmented reality
- Rising costs and Labor shortages
- 3D Printing
- Product management solutions
Towards the realization of the world greenhouse effect act, buildings play a crucial role in carbon emission and therefore green technology is key towards control of global warming. Sustainable construction includes the preservation of the environment and efficient use of resources with a focus on social progress and culture. These can include buildings designed to allow natural light to reach the middle of the building and reduce electrical costs or buildings that recycle water using technologies such as biodigesters for lawns and other non-human consumption use.
MODULAR AND PREFABRICATED CONSTRUCTION
Modular construction is a prefabricated approach to building repetitive structures that are either temporally or permanent. It’s an intense engineering operation that ensures structures will score on all aspects both on actual site and in the factory. Modules have that have been developed include; office buildings, hotels, apartments, and commercial buildings.
BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING
BIM allows stakeholders and suppliers to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage a building and its infrastructure. BIM is a process of creating and managing information on a construction project from onset to completion. This intelligent 3D model-based process has already seen a wide intake by architects, engineers, and other construction professionals.
Site workers are often subjected to various risks which include bodily injury, heat, fall, and animal attacks. To counter this, body protection exoskeletons have been developed as well as smart boots of the future which can connect via Wi-Fi enhancing safety and worker real-time activity.
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARES
According to a construction software survey done, there is a wanting intake though demand is increasingly on the upward trend. Construction project management software is getting more advanced and easier to integrate on the job site. Many project management solutions are bundling scheduling, project management, and timekeeping in order to better serve construction companies. As these project management solutions get more advanced, they will continue to be a rising trend in the industry in 2020.
With Kenya still on the policymaking process to legalize the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) some early adopters have continued to survey sites for safety, accuracy, and efficiency on the job site and also gathering information for study purposes. This activity is expected to escalate in 2020 after policies are enacted as well as across the world.
VIRTUAL AUGMENTED REALITY
In the age of technological developments, Virtual reality augmented reality, and mixed reality, construction industry is not an exemption because the VAR technologies are helping improve designs and detect errors that could have been overlooked. These technologies are aiding in;
- 3D modeling of buildings and structures.
- Helping improve and innovate BIM visualization.
- Help provide a permanent record of the building and allow clients to explore designs before construction.
- Helping “see through walls” for maintenance workers and service engineers.
RISING COSTS AND LABOR SHORTAGE
Construction is becoming an expensive affair due to material design and required installation labor. To cover time allocated for a construction project to be completed, workers are spending more time on time making it expensive on daily wages. Lack of skilled labor has also impacted the building costs attracting premium pay for expert skilled workers. However, with improved construction processes, costs can significantly reduce.
3D printing will play a key role in construction come 2020 and beyond. Because it brings the possibility of actual visual project print to become actual project construction. The major advantage will be material and labor cost benefits as well as helping to create futuristic ideas.
PRODUCT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
According to esub construction software, along with the countless technological advances being made, construction project management software is a trend that will surely carry into 2020. The number of companies producing their own modules for current project management solutions has increased within the last couple of years. And So, it has the number of companies that are creating construction project management solutions.
Additionally, not only the user interfaces designed to be more user-friendly but there are various options to choose from. Project management solutions now have features such as; time solutions, equipment rentals, and change orders in addition to traditional project management options. With all of these changes, it is easier for construction companies to manage their projects. Project management software can keep all documents related to the project in one location, which can help subcontractors and contractors get paid at the end of a project.
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