When you look at the new construction industry technologies, it’s hard to believe that a century ago, people managed to build anything at all. In the modern technology-driven world, which is changing at the speed of light, new construction trends are springing up like mushrooms after the rain. It’s up to you to follow them.
3D BIM Modeling Is Conquering the Planet
3D computer models using BMI (Building Information Modeling) have settled in the construction world and are not going anywhere anytime soon. While we used to be limited to the architectural models, we can now model the building systems as well. 3D BIM modeling is available before, during, and after the construction project. These technologies can simplify the planning process and help the construction professionals stay on the budget.
AutoCAD and Revit decisions are becoming more and more detailed. In 2018, AutoCAD is bringing us:
- Improved user interaction (quick access toolbar)
- Share Design View Enhancements
- Updated DWG format
- Improved Save performance
- High-resolution monitor support
- Easy-to-use AutoCAD mobile app
- ..and more
Revit keeps providing high-quality libraries, which are updated on a regular basis, and 2018 is not an exception. The libraries make residential and commercial construction faster, easier, and downright cheaper. RevitWorks provides a big variety of improved Revit libraries.
Energy Efficient Buildings Are Saving the Environment
More and more technologies’ are being created specifically to reduce the energy spending. A huge amount of energy goes toward commercial building powering. In order to reduce energy costs and prevent excessive environmental contamination, the construction professionals are creating energy-saving buildings. These buildings require a special approach that involves combining energy-efficient materials and modern technologies. At the moment, the new construction technologies have enough potential to reduce the energy spending in commercial buildings by at least 30 %.
UAVs Are Offering a Helping Wing
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have come a long way from being special tools for military purposes. Today they are used for surveying the terrain in order to create viral 3D models of the construction site. Some UAVs can be operated from mobile devices using Android or iOS, making it easy for the construction professionals to use for their special purposes.
UAVs are a big assistance in inspecting the hard-to-reach places, such a high buildings. These devices can monitor energy consumption and overlook the job safety. UAVs are improving at a rapid pace bringing new possibilities to the construction world.
Smart Helmets Offer Work Optimization
The construction workers’ safety has always been a priority. But how smart are the regular hardhats? The new smart helmet uses modern technologies to improve the safety at the construction sites and offer the workers new possibilities, such as:
- Thermal vision
- Transparent optics, which allow all the information to be viewed in low light conditions,
- Sensor bar, which allows handling tracking and alignment tasks. Each worker can get clear time-efficient instructions
- Controlling the helmet through smartwatches.
- HD video recording
- 3D mapping
Overall, the smart helmet allows the worker to make fewer movements while getting more work done. Meanwhile, new technologies are helping improve safety glasses, responsive clothing, and light-up hardhats.
Smart Buildings Are Improving Life Quality
More and more smart building elements are coming into our lives each year. The technologies allow controlling such operations as ventilation, security, lighting, and other systems. Smart technologies are being implemented into homes, apartments, and commercial buildings to help improve energy efficiency, minimize environmental contamination, and optimize space usage.