Automation & Technology in Construction is Headed

It is no secret that we are living in a world run by technology and automation, simplifying processes all around. As each year goes by and more innovative inventions are available to the public, most industries continue to shift from the norm. What does this mean for the construction industry, and where is it headed? 

When the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation in 2020, it surfaced the need for tech adoption in the construction industry. New and advanced resources rapidly became available as this line of work was classified as essential, keeping construction sites active with mindful, elaborate protocols put in place.  

BIM Laid the Foundation for Construction Technology  

In the 1970s, BIM (Building Information Modeling) changed the world of construction as efficient software allowed construction planning and processes to become virtual. Enabling users to virtually design installations for accuracy, the technology has evolved with more impressive features each year into the intelligent system it is today. Not only does BIM have numerous benefits in its own right, but it laid the foundation to influence other construction technology including artificial intelligence, digitals twins, and scheduling software. The advances in innovative construction technologies have changed the game in terms of the types of buildings we can produce and the amount of time and labor involved. 

Automating the way to a Safer Future 

The use of automation in construction has made an exceptional impact on safety, productivity, and convenience. Safety is the industry’s number one priority due to the industry’s rich history of small to large-scale injuries on a job site. When a company is capable of maintaining a low OSHA score, it proves that they care to put the appropriate measures into place to mitigate risk. It makes the company a desirable place to work for field workers and appeals to potential clients. From virtual reality training to remote site surveys using drones, automation has opened the door for safer practices in the industry. 

Automation and robotics have paved a new and improved path for job site efficiency by transforming productivity from beginning to end. The ability to accurately dig, drill, cut, weld, and safely move heavy loads presents endless opportunities for the industry.  

Paving the Path for Efficiency 

The focus on technology and automation has streamlined operations and evolved construction into what it is today. We will continue to see greater adoption of performance-enhancing technology as construction leaders deal with improving productivity, eliminating inefficiencies, and welcoming a workforce that expects to work with technology. When it comes to digitizing a job site, technology and automation bring opportunities to finally break free from the constraints of outdated design and communication systems. 

By: David Jalaty, President of AO Contractors  

Company Biography: With years of experience in commercial construction, Alpha Omega Contractors is your go-to construction company in Southern California. Our team helps bring your renovation wish list to life while helping you safeguard and future-proof the profitability of your business. Our team of general contractors, designers, and design-build experts will collaborate with you from the initial stages of pre-construction through to putting the finishing touches on your dream remodel project on time and within budget. 

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