Construction mainly depends on agility and control to meet deadlines, reduce costs and improve results. It is essential to know the trends in civil construction, ensuring that all the opportunities offered by technology to succeed in the market are put into practice. Below are the top 4 construction technology for 2021 trends that cannot be ignored
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Sustainability Always in the Spotlight
Among the trends in civil construction, without a doubt, is sustainability. Sustainability is one of the most crucial construction trends in 2021. Considering the reduction of impacts on the environment gains more and more strength, and promises are to remain a trend for many years to come.
The world is running out of time, and even this sector will have to adapt, as quickly as possible, to an ecology and sustainability agenda! This should no longer be used only as a Marketing and Advertising discourse, but something really concrete, aiming to make a difference in the market.
Sustainability reaches all new technologies. These are new ways to save water and energy on the construction site and in the project when in use and ways to optimize the use of materials and invest in recycling and reuse.
Builders that want to attract more customers and reduce costs can no longer fail to invest in sustainability in all construction management stages.
Within this item, we can mention many things! First, the greater use of robots, drones, sensors, and machines with artificial intelligence within the construction sites, being a reinforcement for the workforce.
Project simulations in three dimensions and augmented reality, explaining the proposals better – making the final finish clearer for customers.
The ‘ Internet of Things ‘ system – via a Wi-Fi network, radiofrequency, or GPS – is expected to interconnect all the work machinery and employees. With all this, you can:
- Identify design problems
- Make more accurate budgets;
- Better manage the work;
- Track various equipment and materials;
- Monitor the activities of employees; the execution of services, avoiding mistakes and accidents at work; and the curing and texture process of concrete elements;
- Reduce execution time and meet delivery deadlines.
Building Information Modeling (BIM).
Having a technology that offers processes and methodologies capable of optimizing activities is essential in civil construction.
That is precisely what BIM offers. It is a data and information center so that decisions in the office and on the job site are made with better results.
It is a civil construction trend that depends on everyone’s involvement: engineers, architects, masters of work, finance, stock, purchasing, and all other departments.
BIM offers more accurate information about wall dimensions, pipe locations, the quantity of materials, necessary workforce, schedule, and budget. It is a complete help for the construction companies, and that is why it stands out more and more to guarantee competitiveness.
It works through simulations, analyzing variables and possibilities so that each stage is planned and runs in the best possible way. All of this is visualized even before the work begins, reducing costs for corrections in the optimization.
The most important? From 2021, the use of BIM will be mandatory for working with public works. So, if your construction company doesn’t work with BIM yet, it’s time to start.
New technologies are also to be used in the construction of structural elements. An example is that of concrete printing, a reality that begins to reach the construction sites and machines for paving streets with interlocking blocks. And the use of modular construction and the production of precast – which has been increasing too much in recent years.
Things like this further optimize the quality and agility of contractors, who can perform several activities simultaneously – and in an efficient, rational, and sustainable way. Orange cones are also expected to be used in the construction sites.
2020 took everyone by surprise! In addition to the tragic loss of life and property, this period also taught us the importance of construction companies being more resilient, that is, always preparing for unexpected events.
This requires planning. But events came quickly, so it was necessary to speed up the digitization of many construction processes.
As technologies advance, more trends will emerge. It is a natural process, and this is very good! What else could emerge beyond that in 2021? Let’s keep hopes, focus, effort, and believe in tomorrow!