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How Technology is Transforming the Way We Build
The construction sector plays a significant role in the economic development of a country. Hundreds of other sectors are directly or indirectly linked to this sector and from providing employment opportunities to the required infrastructure for shelter and businesses, every idea becomes reality because of this sector. That’s why this sector is deemed indispensable for the growth and development of an economy.
With the advent of advanced technologies, the world has transformed and technological advancement has influenced every aspect of our lives. The way we used to live, get an education, spend our time, and how we used to work have been entirely altered by the induction of technologies.
The construction sector is also transforming. On the one hand, urbanization, and population surge are fostering this change. On the flip side, construction companies are striving hard to present something unique to expand their outreach and lead the sector. Eco-friendly materials are being developed, recycling concrete, 3D printers, and software and mobile phone applications and virtual reality (VR) is shifting the paradigm.
3D printing-the process of building three-dimensional objects- has become a reality nowadays. Entire buildings are being constructed using this technology and it has shown unprecedented benefits. Firstly, it provides us with greater design flexibility as it enables us to print or design any sort of design or structure that was previously undoable. Further, it minimizes waste and the need for manual labor and also helps us adopt the idea of sustainable development.
Technology is being used to handle construction projects such as software and mobile phones, etc. these applications are cloud-based and we can have access to specific data no matter wherever we are and we can mold the data in real-time. In this way, technology improves communication and collaboration and also lowers the construction time which means it lowers the construction cost as well.
Modular Construction or Prefabricated Construction
This type of construction enables us to develop or build components of a building off-site in a factory or any other place and then components are assembled on-site. It has made construction more efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is used to produce digital models of structures before construction begins.
The use of Robots in manufacturing
In the manufacturing of prefabricated building components, humans have started using robotics. This makes the manufacturing process fast and efficient and further robots can be used to cut, shape and assemble building materials which reduces the construction time as well as labor costs.
The construction sector is observing a significant change because of the incorporation of technologies. The advent of technology is making construction work easier, faster, and more efficient. We have enabled ourselves now to carry down vertical development and provide standard living places to hundreds of people in a limited area.