The future of construction
To me, the future of construction is more present than it could be dreamt of yesterday. Technologies like the 3D printing, wireless sensing and BIM (Building Information Modeling) used to be only unconfirmed rumors. In the later parts of the last decade, these rumors became confirmed as future technologies. But today, I doubt if they are even for the future anymore. The fast pace of technology has made it possible for this presumed future technologies to arrive rather early.
Furthermore, the future of construction can be well pictured today. There is more prospect for this industry. Imagine the time and cost of building a skyscraper in the future as to building one today. There is just so much more in the future of construction. This is all due to the developments of new tools, new ways, new equipment and new technology.
As many would say, the future is bright. I can for sure tell the future of construction is really bright and there are no two ways about that. I will be highlighting some of these technologies that are brightening the future of construction so much that we can almost feel it today.
New technological innovations
According to www.3dprinting.com 3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. I can’t wait to have my house printed. Well, that is what is going to be happening very soon. Houses will now be built in the matter of days not months. That is; cutting cost and saving time. This I think, will revolutionize the construction industry which has seen very little or no increase in productivity over the years. Furthermore, Productivity will increase, the cost will drop, and time will be slashed.
2. BIM (Building information modeling).
This the process of generating and managing the digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of places. This helps both the owner and the contractor as it provides files and data that can be shared by both parties. It provides an in-depth information regarding the physical structure and its uses. For instance, if there were to be a problem on the building after completion, the BIM models can be used to identify any problem that may occur and the precise location and part numbers for easy replacing.
3. Wireless sensor networks.
According to NI.com, a wireless sensor network (WSN) is a wireless network consisting of spatially distributed autonomous devices using sensors to monitor physical or environmental conditions. With this innovation, our homes are going to be smarter than ever. This suggests safer homes in the near future.
Summing up all these three innovations in the construction industry is not only going to change the industry but even our way of living. FNJ investment is one company that is preparing itself in many ways to embrace the revolution that is on the way.