Types of Construction Technology Reshaping the Industry

     As time passes by, new technology advances are taking place in the construction industry, allowing the shape of construction to grow bigger and stronger.

In the early ages, the structure built was simple and were made from stones and mud, just for shelter from harsh climates without using any types of equipment.

But now, everyone wants a beautiful home using all types of building materials like stones, glass, timber, metals, concrete etc. That's how for saving time and also to add beauty to the structures, new construction technology is emerging day by day.

The new advancements in the construction technology have always driven construction forward, leaving no option for the companies to adopt the latest construction technologies.

What is Construction Technology?

     It is nothing but the collection of digital applications, innovative tools, machinery, Software’s, etc. used during the construction process. Using technology enables progression in field construction methods, including semi-automated and automated construction methods. Technology has allowed us to tackle complex projects and also made construction sites safer and workers more productive.

Types of Construction Technology you need to know:

     The cutting-edge technologies are drastically impacting the old ways of construction operations and also upcoming future projects. Here's a look at some of the prime technology techniques that will make the industry completely changed.

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

     AI & ML can help to make better decisions, increase safety & productivity, improve workflows, and reduce risks. With the help of AI & ML systems, construction companies can predict future outcomes on projects and also gain a competitive advantage on construction projects while estimating and bidding.

Artificial Intelligence in Construction

AI helps to track the workers day by using smart wearables, and by using field and automatic observations, it can alert workers and managers on the site to potential risks. It also quickly detects deviations in installations and identifies errors to avoid reworks.

With all the advanced technology features, AI could come to play a substantial role in the construction industry in future.

Mobile Technology

     Increasing usage of smartphones day by day, apps are becoming more popular in construction too. Integrating mobile technology into current projects can provide the ability to work from anywhere.

Operating using Mobile Technology in Construction

It helps save time and provides real-time updates and accesses the latest versions to the plans of the project.

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

     BIM is a similar software to CAD (computer-aided design), but with some updated features. It not only designs the building 3D model digitally but also creates diverse layers of metadata and furnishes them within a collaborative workflow.

Example of BIM Model

While renovating or remodelling the structure, using BIM software makes it look easy and can be used on mobile devices too. It also helps in improving field communication and coordination and has a lot of scope in the coming years.

Read more: Everything you should know about BIM.


     Drones are one of the emerging technologies in construction. They are mostly used for surveying land, which decreases the amount of time needed to produce an accurate survey. They can inspect hard to reach places and also monitor progress on the job site.

Operating Drones in Construction Industry

Learn more about: Using drones in the construction industry.

Autonomous equipment

     These types of equipment are specially designed and used by only a few manufacturing companies. Some companies like Komatsu are starting to build their autonomous vehicles for job sites. When this type of equipment comes out in the market, they are enduringly going to reshape the construction industry.

Driverless Autonomous Equipment

Virtual Reality & Wearables

     Virtual reality helps to understand complex projects in a better way and helps to avoid extensive changes. According to industry experts, the advent of virtual reality is going to change the entire game of construction into an advanced one.

Wearables provide an impact on job site safety and risk management. These are used for getting the job done faster and providing more limited room for failure.

Adapting to new construction technology could help companies to increase productivity, improve workers safety and reduce labour costs. It's always good to keep up with the latest trends in construction that is continuously changing from time to time.

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Technically Reviewed by Rajesh Pagadala, MS, Founder & CEO - BuildersMart. Written by Vani paspula, Content Manager.