Technology Trends in Construction Part 2
The new year has begun and a new era is emerging. While the construction industry has been slow to integrate new technologies into their processes, this is beginning to change. Construction companies throughout the country, including here in Sarasota, are using technology to make their work more efficient and safer. They are also utilizing technology tools to greatly increase productivity and ROI. Any Sarasota construction lawyer will tell you that increased ROI is a good thing.
In the first part of this series, we provided a few technological advancements that are currently being used on construction sites everywhere. In this article, we will examine several cutting edge tools that will revolutionize how structures are built.
The hard hat is now taking head protection to the next level. Smart helmets are devices that can help users detect hazards around them. This is done through the use of cameras and sensors within the helmet that create a 4D augmented reality.
Automated robots are being programmed to perform a number of tasks on the construction site, including drilling, bricklaying, and constructing beams. Eventually, these robots will be able to construct structures without people on site. This can greatly reduce the cost of onsite workers and reduce safety concerns.
Another automated technology, driverless trucks are also making construction sites safer by hauling materials independent of a driver. These trucks are controlled remotely using GPS technology. They are more fuel efficient and experience fewer delays than trucks with human drivers. This can make the construction site safer and reduce the type of disputes for which a Sarasota construction attorney is needed.