Many new and exciting changes are occurring with technological advances in construction. Businesses and firms are investing in technologies such as AI, Virtual reality, 3-D printing, Workflow management software, and more. Most firms believe these advances will greatly benefit their companies. Artificial Intelligence and predictive software is helping to improve efficiency, streamline the workflow, and reduce costs. 3D printing allows for significantly cheaper production of unique or oddly-shaped parts and pieces. Innovations to connectivity solutions allow the customer and builders to seamlessly connect and communicate.
- According to The Construction Association, approximately 29% of construction firms are investing in new technologies to supplement worker responsibilities.
- In the U.S. alone, 70% of construction contractors feel that new technologies enhance safety and increase productivity.
- Connected construction brings information, people, and processes together to create seamless workflows and project efficiency.
“Optimized workflows are essential to well-running projects and teams in the construction industry. However, due to the complexity of construction, workflows have the tendency to be disconnected and manual in nature. The silos within these workflows often lead to the loss of important data and inefficiencies due to disconnect.”