Technology is inviting itself in every field these days, and construction is no exception to this rule. In fact, they are helping in many ways, including for the safety of workers, the efficiency of the work, as well as in terms of productivity. Here are a few examples of technology that make construction sites better.
Innovation is Nothing New to the Construction World
It would be wrong to think that technology is “finally” bringing innovation to the field. In fact, it is a sector of industry that has always been at the forefront, when it comes to advancement. Work camps on sites, for example, are made out of environmentally friendly containers, that are built up and taken down, for each project. They helped the world of construction to enter into the ecological world that we live in today, years ago, in part thanks to this company. And now, let’s look at the technological side of things.
THE ARRIVAL OF AUGMENTED REALITY
AR is also entering into many different industries. However, the part it will play in construction, will be very important in the years to come. That’s because it will really make a difference for builders. When using AR, they can actually add a layer of information to the real world. Therefore, they can actually “see” the site, before it is built. This capacity will change the construction sector in ways still yet unimaginable.
NEW PROTECTION WEARABLES
A construction site is a place where accidents can happen in a second. That is why there are many protective accessories that already need to be worn, to enter them, such as a hardhat, toes reinforced boots and safety glasses. But technology is bringing new wearables that will help workers to be even more protected. Smart boots will detect rapid movement around the worker, to protect against collisions, while smart hardhat will detect risk of sleepiness and send the worker to rest, whenever needed.
HELP BROUGHT IN BY CONSTRUCTION ROBOTS
We may end-up, someday, replacing workers by robots, but that is still a long way away. However, robots are already in use, in many industries. On a construction site, it won’t be so strange to see cobots, in a few years. Their name stands for “collaborative robots,” as they become somewhat of a third hand for the worker, helping him to do the heavy work or the repetitive one.
Construction has fully entered the 21st Century and had adapted to its new ways. There is no doubt that it will continue to do so, and it shall help workers and builders alike.