Orlando established itself as a bonafide center for development after the opening of Walt Disney World in 1965. Since the erection of Cinderella’s iconic castle, families have flocked to Orlando to experience the magic of Disney, with many relocating permanently to start lives in Orlando’s bustling, sunny corridor of central Florida.
Fast-forward a half-century and Disney is bigger than ever. Orlando’s burgeoning construction industry seems nigh unstoppable and new technologies aim to accelerate this growth while addressing a few pressing issues like traffic along I-4’s downtown passage. Orlando construction lawyers at Cotney Construction Law have watched Orlando blossom with the help of new technologies. What avant garde technologies will lead Orlando into its next chapter of prosperity? This article aims to answer that question.
Building Information Modeling
Building Information Modeling (BIM) will be a significant part of Orlando’s growth. This cutting-edge 3D modeling technology allows architects and engineers to create models that allow more control over design, construction, and management than ever before. Formerly untapped levels of efficiency in the planning stage of construction will accelerate building schedules and facilitate development of tomorrow’s architecture, today.
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Two of the most talked-about technologies today will alter the construction process in major ways in the near future. Virtual reality (VR) allows architects to identify flaws in design and implement better building plans. By entering a virtual space with a design and manipulating it more closely than previously thought possible, architects are perfecting the planning stage of construction.
Augmented reality (AR) has dynamic on-site applications that will absolutely change the way we perceive and approach a construction site. By projecting designs into a physical space occupied by real people, AR allows us to build exactly as a design dictates, alongside the 3D blueprint itself. This technology will drastically reduce the number of errors and improve worker autonomy on the construction site.
Modular construction discards the need for a traditional construction site entirely, eschewing the well-worn process for an off-site development system that creates “modules” which are later assembled to finish construction. Modular construction takes place under controlled plant conditions and uses the same materials as traditional construction. However, modular construction is greener, faster, and smarter. One of the most interesting aspects of modular construction is the ability to disassemble a building and reuse it’s modules for a different project.
Orlando’s enterprising development proves that a good idea backed by hard work can make anything possible. With the inclusion of new technology, Orlando’s construction industry will continue to boom. Cotney Construction Law is here to guide you through the next stage of Orlando’s evolution.
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