Emerging technologies—wearables, AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), AI (artificial intelligence), machine learning, digital twin, and more—continue to proliferate the construction industry. Companies need to be aware of what technologies are coming—and which are a good fit for the jobsite.
Drones, wearables, and bricklaying robots: These are just a few of the new, cutting-edge technologies that are being touted for the construction jobsite. Today, analysts are pointing to pretty significant growth in all of these areas.
There has been a lot of talk lately about smart, connected jobsites—which encompasses everything from tools, to equipment, to workers, and even materials. For the next few weeks, I want to focus on a few of these areas to identify the best way to help connect the jobsite. First up, workers.
I have had IoT (Internet of Things) on my mind a lot lately. Earlier this year, you might remember I penned a blog about my key takeaways from IBS (Intl. Builders Show). Here I contend that many people were talking about the IoT and AI (artificial intelligence), but few it seemed grasped how it would impact the industry in 2018 and beyond.
At the end of August, the Constructech team had the pleasure of touring the New Stanford Hospital project, which was impressive to say the least—stay tuned for in-depth coverage on Constructech TV later this month—but it has me thinking a lot about working on a jobsite.
The IoT (Internet of Things) is here and it is changing how the construction industry does business.
I am going to be so bold to say that 2018 is going to be the year of the construction worker. Construction companies that recognize and address this trend—and use technology to address it—will be the ones that have a competitive edge.
I want to continue the discussion this week about disruption, and how the IoT (Internet of Things) is going to disrupt the construction. Last week, I set the stage by saying the IoT is changing the manner in which data can be delivered. I pointed to examples primarily in infrastructure, cities, and even homes. But today I want to take a step back and identify how the IoT might have an impact in your office.
Every year, Constructech’s Technology Day is one of my favorite days of the year because it is an opportunity for everyone to come together to discuss thoughts, share ideas, and learn from others in the space.
The technology needs of the construction industry today are changing. What keeps the CIO up at night these days is far different than even just five years ago. Some of these tech trends include emerging mobile technologies, the evolution of ERP (enterprise-resource planning), BIM (building information modeling), IoT (Internet of Things), big data, and beyond. Perhaps it’s time to really dive into the top five tech trends in the construction industry today.