Construction technology is an increasingly important aspect of the future of construction. With the skilled labor shortage, stagnant productivity, and safety issues that plague the industry, it’s hard to stay ahead of these issues. Construction companies, universities, and technology companies are working hard to find solutions to these problems.
Companies are finding ways to improve productivity, reduce workplace injuries, and push construction into the future. These new construction technologies are shaping the industry in 2019, and the changes made will leave the industry completely changed.
AI & Machine Learning
AI and machine learning sound like something from a sci-fi novel and listening to construction technology analysts describe it’s place in construction can make it sound complicated and improbable. However, AI and machine learning are part of a trend that will shape the construction industry for years to come.
Companies now are using machine learning to improve job site safety. Newmetrix is one such company. It aggregates visual information from cameras to reduce risk. Using field observations and automatic observations by their AI, their platform can alert managers to potential risks and hazards on the site.