How Smart Construction Tech Will Impact Our Connected Cities

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Contrary to popular belief, the construction industry isn’t entirely relying on traditional methods anymore. Just like with any other sectors, it’s slowly learning how to adapt to the latest technological innovations to improve not only productivity but safety and efficiency as well.

As compared to what we used to have in the past, the role of technology is something we can’t deny. It has become crucial in the building sector, even in traffic management to speed up the process, improve communicate, and ensure safety.

As a matter of fact, as we talk about traffic safety, even plastic jersey barriers are embedded with sensors now; as for the construction industry, the use of wearables is highly encouraged.

Here’s how smart construction tech will impact our connected cities.

Better Communication

Back in the days, it’s almost painful to be able to communicate within the construction site as you’ll have to rely on traditional ways to connect with others. Times have changed, and communication has come a long way. With the recent advancements in technology, communicating has gotten easier.

Now, cameras can strategically be placed around the site for the construction manager to be able to view not only the workers but what exactly is happening without having to go to the website anymore. There’s also the VOIP technology that offers a cost-effective way of communication.

Web-based project management systems are also proven to be very helpful when it comes to administrative tasks, and because of that, it enhances overall productivity in the construction site.

Just recently, strategic social media networking practices are also being used to help construction companies have better awareness regarding the construction industry.

Pre-Fabrication Will Allow You to Save More Time

If you’re part of the construction industry, you’re probably familiar with what prefabrication is. If not, this is a process where building components are being assembled off-site and transported to the area where it should be built. You can compare it to snap technology, and unlike traditional methods, you’ll be able to get the job done in a shorter amount of time.

There will also be an increase in cost efficiency, less wastage, and best of all, you’ll be able to ensure the safety of the workers. As for the environmental aspect, through this, there will be less pollution as the components would be assembled in a controlled environment.

Perform Tasks Accurately Through GPS

The beautiful thing about GPS is that it enables the machine to perform tasks right how it should be without having to “manage” it. Likewise, it also lessens the risk of accidents, especially for trainees.

Aside from GPS, drone technology is also gaining more popularity in the construction site. It has a wide range of purpose, such as increasing the overall accuracy of the building process. Despite that there’s still a lot yet to be discovered in this innovation, it’s already helping the construction industry in some ways. For project managers, they can monitor the progress of a particular



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