Emerging technology is changing the way things get planned, built, and maintained.
Cutting-edge technology is changing the way things are done in many fields, including construction. At Tucker Paving, we know the importance of keeping up with the times in order to remain productive and competitive. Advances are being made in construction to allow for quicker build times, safer working conditions, and overall improved architecture. Here are a few of the innovations changing the industry right now.
Advances in Construction Technology
There are many new ideas hitting the market every year in construction. Some ideas seem to have greater staying power than others and are being developed into incredible resources for the industry.
Drones. Drones are becoming more widely used in many professions, particularly those that involve an element of the outdoors. These flying cameras are often used to survey the land, as it is much quicker and easier than doing so on the ground. Drones can also be used to investigate areas that would otherwise be unsafe for a human to enter.
Robots. Construction workers are benefitting from the supplemental use of robots on job sites. For example, a Material Unit Lift Enhancer (MULE) can be deployed to assist in loading and placing heavy materials. Machines such as the MULE are not replacing human workers, simply making them more efficient.
Prefabrication and modulation. It is becoming more popular to build sections of a building off-site and then assemble the pieces on the lot. The benefit of using this method is that several different aspects of a project can be constructed simultaneously, and then brought together to finish, decreasing build times. Also, it tends to be easier to maintain working conditions on smaller projects than on the traditional large project.
That’s Not All
These are just a few examples of emerging technology in the world of construction. At Tucker Paving, we like to stay informed about what is improving this industry, and we encourage you to do the same. Let us know what new construction technologies you have experience with, and what you think of them. After all, innovation isn’t progress unless it’s productive.