” Present-day technologies like AI, AR, and IoT have successfully proven themselves in revolutionizing the construction industry, right from planning the infrastructure to surveying risk management to monitoring the architecture during the creation process”
1. AI (Artificial Intelligence)
AI in the construction industry will help engineers, architects, project managers, and other executives to build the blueprint of the structure collaboratively. By inputting the required data on, say, land details, the stakeholders involved in the construction project will get suggestions on the design of the infrastructure with lesser time, money, and efforts required. Secondly, the advent of robots has solved the problem of a shortage of skilled workers. Robots can take over power-intensive tasks of labor involved in construction firms, such as digging the ground, transporting heavy materials, assembling the required materials at the right place, and so on. Capitalizing on drones, construction firms can also monitor their projects in real-time while they are not around. Project managers can actively track how ‘well’ their workers undertake their duties.
2. AR (Augmented Reality)
By using AR devices or headsets, architects can view their ‘end product’ without it being built! The incredible potential of AR to impose objects into the real world environment virtually helps architects to view their design before being constructed, in a way never done before. Architects, project managers, and structural engineers can then digitally manipulate the design to match their needs appropriately. AR also helps construction firms beyond just visualization. Managers can walk through a sensor-enabled construction site wearing AR headsets, move their head in every direction, and detect potential technical issues if any.
3. IoT (Internet of Things)
Cameras, sensors, and actuators embedded on the construction site will gather real-time troves of data on machinery, workers, and materials. The collected data holds tremendous power to give a heads up to stakeholders about the status of the ongoing construction work. With the help of IoT connected devices, construction firms can keep an active watch on fuel consumption, resources available, and worker behavior. IoT-connected devices will help security managers monitor assets, examine the status of machines in real-time, and keep a 24×7 check on maintenance requirements. Getting detailed information on the construction site will also help construction firms to detect imminent plights, thereby helping teams take proactive measures accordingly.
The amazing technologies of AI, AR, and IoT have the incredible potential to meet timely construction deliveries, curb construction cost overruns, and increase on-site productivity. It is time to transform business with IoT, AI, and AR, and prepare a successful construction strategy, which is futuristic and fruitful.