As the construction industry begins to embrace the recent advancements in technology, they also start to enjoy its positive results. Here are some of the ways on how technology is improving the efficiency in the construction site.
1. GPS Makes it Possible to Increase Productivity Within the Job Site
GPS involves integrating features that allow machinery to improve its productivity and functionality while lowering the cost of operation. GPS comes with receivers that calculate the exact angle of the machine about where it’s sitting on.
This allows the user to dump materials without using heavy machinery, such as bulldozers, to spread them.
Aside from that, the interfaces are also quite simple to navigate; it has red indicators that tell the user to cut, and blue signs that notify the user when to fill, and the green one, means they’re on a grade.
Although these machines are more expensive than traditional ones, rest assured they’re a great investment because they eliminate the need for an operator, and they can automatically cut and ill the grades efficiently.
2. 3D Printing Makes the Production Process a Breeze
There’s a reason why more and more companies are starting to use 3D printing. For starters, 3D printing is a modern technology that uses a variety of processes to synthesize 3-dimensional objects.
Because 3D printers work hand-in-hand with CAD, this ensures extreme precision in drawings, unlike with traditional, 2D pictures. For that reason, errors can be reduced because computer algorithms could also run checks on the behalf of the user. Once the 3D CAD model is completed, this can be transferred to the 3D printer, which it would then be printed.
Architects were the first one to use this technology, and they have experienced optimum efficiency as the production time dramatically dropped to 50-80%
In the construction industry, it can be quite useful, mainly when manufacturing complex parts– it would take several weeks if it would be done the traditional way, and only takes a couple of seconds with a 3D printer.
3. Wearable Technology and Smart Equipment Ensures the Safety of the Worker
Like what they always say, to ensure that the whole team would remain productive, their safety should be prioritized as accidents could lead to delays and backlogs.
Fortunately, with the help of smart wearables and safety equipment, such as traffic cones, workers are monitored continuously and notified about potential hazards in real time. In case an accident happens, the central unit would be alerted, which means the victim would get the necessary help right away.
4. Prefabrication to Eliminate Mistakes
Prefabrication isn’t something new, as it has been part of the construction industry for quite a time now. However, new technologies have modernized this even more, and that means it’s changing the way the construction industry utilizes prefabrication into their projects.
For instance, some companies provide complete visibility into the prefabrication process wherein anyone involved will be able to have a close glimpse of what is being manufactured, allowing them to perform the necessary modifications if needed.