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Three Emerging Construction Technologies to Watch in 2022

Apr 13, 2022 | Construction Equipment, Blog

The construction industry is constantly evolving, with new technologies and methods emerging. It can be difficult to keep up with the latest trends, but it’s important to be aware of them to stay ahead of the competition. Here are three construction technologies emerging in 2022 that you should keep an eye on.

Construction Wearables

Construction wearables are one of the many construction technologies that are becoming increasingly popular and for a good reason. Wearables can help workers stay safe by providing real-time data about their surroundings. They can also increase productivity by allowing workers to access information and instructions hands-free. Some of the most popular wearables include augmented reality glasses and smartwatches.

Augmented reality glasses help the building industry provide hands-free access to data and instructions. Smartwatches can track the wearer’s location, heart rate, and other vital signs. They can also be used to access information and contact others on the job site.

Construction Robots

Construction robots are another emerging technology that can perform various tasks such as welding, measuring, and lifting heavy materials. They can also be used to inspect buildings and identify potential safety hazards. These robots can also help reduce the time and money required to complete a building project.

Drones are a common type of robot that is beginning to be used in this industry. Drones can be used to inspect buildings and identify potential safety hazards. They can also be used to deliver materials to the job site and provide aerial views of the site.

Modular Construction

Modular technology occurs when the components of a building are built off-site and then transported to the job site. This type of construction is becoming popular because it can help save time and money. Modular technology is also less disruptive to the surrounding area, which is important for projects located in densely populated areas.

Also, modular technology leads to lower emissions by reducing the need for building equipment on-site. Lower emissions are achieved by prefabricating the components in a factory setting, which is more efficient than traditional building methods. Many contractors believe that modular technology is the future of the building industry.

There are many emerging technologies that are beginning to be used in the construction industry. These technologies can help improve safety, productivity, and efficiency. Also, they can help reduce the time and money required to complete a building project.

The downside will include possible displacement of certain workers. However, the construction industry is currently starved for good workers, so it will be a long time before a construction worker has to worry about losing his job to a robot, for example.