Technology seems to overpower our lives today and is likely to scatter in all sectors. Not only digital business but also residential construction is adopting technologies in a quick way. It is hard to find someone who is not using technology in order to comprehend routine tasks. Therefore, you can find engineers and builders to be using technology to its full potential. The future construction industry might incorporate the following technologies
The drones are assumed to be small and remotely controlled copters. However, these flying vehicles also have auto-pilot feature. They not only possess the capability to transport materials but also have the ability to carry humans. The future drones are expected to have a high level of intelligence with fully robotic functionalities and capability to do real work.
- Autonomous Trucks
By the year 2040, the autonomous trucks are expected to change the home building experience completely. These trucks will auto-load, auto-dispatch, and auto-offload. Daimler has already started testing self-driving trucks. The test showed that autonomous trucks reduced 7 percent of fuel consumption and consumed less road space.
Robots have already started taking over some of the industries, and it will soon take over the construction industry too. With the use of construction robots, the need for the human crew to complete hard labor work will easily get eliminated. Haridon X, a robot is expected to be commercially available very soon. It has the capability of laying 1000 bricks approximately in just one hour.
- 3D Laser Scanning
3D laser scanning will play a very important role in the construction industry. The technology could help in site planning, real-time structural analysis and much more. It wouldn’t be a surprise of the 3D laser scanning technology replaced the building inspectors. Incorporating this technology will improve design, security, and cost.
- Augmented Reality
According to experts, the wearables for augmented and virtual reality will reduce in size and could be as small as contact lenses. This technology will help you inspect job sites from almost anywhere as it will create full-scale and true-life models.
- 3D Printers
China successfully 3D printed homes and large-scale structures in 2015. By the year 2040, the construction industry might witness 3D printers, printing almost everything. This technology has attracted the industry because it has the capability to print new shapes, reduces cost, and allows remote construction.
The above technologies are expected to replace time consuming man resource completely. With the rapid growth in the technology, it is impossible to predict what new technology might change the future of construction.