When it comes to urban planning, construction technology innovations are genuinely beautiful. Aside from the fact that it helps in boosting productivity for design, it also promotes better collaboration, attention to detail, civic engagement, and most importantly, accuracy. Here are some construction technology innovations that improve urban planning.
- Asset Mapping
Asset mapping concentrates on operational equipment, such as air conditioning, heating, security systems, and lighting. Collection of data from firmware, serial numbers, and engineering notes are also part of this. Furthermore, this system is also capable of showing engineers a real-time map of where the equipment should be installed.
Assets are also connected to the real-time system using IoT. All of these can be monitored using an app, website, or various remote devices. Basically, it’s something that could help customers build a database of asset performance, which includes proactive building maintenance, and it also reduces not only insurance costs but building procurement as well.
- Predictive Software
Most experts would tell you that the structural integrity of any building is as vital as its individual parts. That means it’s essential to pay attention to how these parts fit together, as well as the materials being used, and the current state.
All of these plays a crucial role in how the building would perform— during normal conditions, and even extreme conditions. As for civil engineers, it’s their responsibility to come up with a wide range of building designs while being able to comply with municipality rules and regulations.
- Cloud Collaboration
There’s a great deal of buzz regarding various technological innovations, such as the Internet of Things, drones, virtual reality, augmented reality, and so on. All of these would eventually provide ample benefits on job sites, helping the construction industry improve further. It’s also worth noting that efficiently capturing data is not enough, and this is where cloud collaboration enters the scenario.
Cloud collaboration makes it possible to perform remote sharing of data on a construction site in real time. This serves as a review tool for architects and engineers, where the review process for construction projects is being digitized, and this allows better collaboration.
Basically, the cloud-based collaboration tool focuses on overall installation, and the system is utilized to include “snags,” as a way of preventing issues that might occur later.
- Sharing Economy
The latest innovations in technology have opened doors to platforms perfect for sharing and collaborating. These became powerful concepts and are gaining traction in part through open governments, open data, and in part through the increase in remote work. Gone are the days when you must settle in one location.
New technologies and applications make it possible to enjoy collaborative platforms that planners can utilize wherever they are. Through this, the construction industry has been experiencing dramatic improvement leading to overall success.
Aside from that, it’s also worth noting that with the help of technology, overall safety can be guaranteed. Back in the days, protection is limited to barriers, such as plastic Jersey Barriers, and PPE wearables. Now, with technology, it has brought overall safety to the next level.