• Technology has had a significant impact on the construction
• Before technology, construction work was done manually and
took longer time and more people to complete.
• The construction industry has benefited from the introduction
of advanced technology such as 3D printing, drones, and
• Construction is one of the longest-standing industries, yet it
has struggled to get good, simple technology on site.
• The industry has long been hindered by outdated workflows
and disjointed communications, making projects inefficient.
• This is where the importance of new software becomes
crucial to drive quality and productivity through the industry.
• Advancements in new construction technology have always
driven construction forward, hence, we’re able to build
stronger, taller, and more energy efficient structures.
• Technology has made construction sites safer and workers
4. Aim: Draw out these distinctions and clarify the unique nature technology of the
• Increased accuracy and precision
• Increased speed at which construction projects can be completed
• The ability to build more complex and intricate structures.
• Increased safety for construction workers.
• The ability to work in difficult-to-reach places
• The ability to recycle and reuse construction materials
• The ability to build custom-made structures
• The ability to monitor construction projects remotely
• The ability to create virtual models of construction projects
• The ability to work with other professionals to create a cohesive construction
Key factors/ objectives :
5. Approach of technology in construction industry.
• Labor Intensive
• No specialized
• No specific PDM
• Arrangements like
• Specialized disciplines
• Heavy machinery
• Separation of Design
• Alternative delivery
• design build
through AI, IoT, 3D
• Sustainability &
• Integrated project
• Mass production
• Development of
• Machine control
• Accuracy and
• Reducing the labor
7. The construction sector may benefit from just being aware of the existence of
these technologies, but knowing how they can be use is an entirely other matter.
Investing in these instruments involves also thinking about the industry's
immediate and future needs.
Key ways Digital Technology can improve th
• Increase Productivity
• More efficient communications
• Reduce errors and waste
• Track work efficiently
• Create safer worksites
• Improve training compliance
• Monitor sites with drones
• Wearable devices
8. Technology in Construction is Revolutionizing the Industry
Companies need to expand their capacities to meet
the rising domestic and international demand for
construction. Building firms are responding to the
demand for their services by embracing innovative
building technologies. Today, people may choose from
a wide variety of technological options. Constant
advances in construction techniques ensure that the
industry must constantly adapt.
01 New materials and new methods
02 Revolutionizing the job site
03 Technology in construction makes the job site safer
04 Machine learning and predictive analytics
05 New simulated realities bring projects to life
06 Technology in construction gets smart
07 Organizing the office
08 Gear up for success
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9. Building Information Modelling:
revit, rhino, grasshopher Project Management Software:
VR and AR: lidar and ???????
Robotics : certified firm like Hilti,
Drones: scanning apps thermal
Modular Construction: smart
equipments such as 3d printer and?
Green Construction: measuring
instruments for carbon emission,
dust in air, noice pollution, light
Improved Labour: skill
enhancement softwaers, ?////
10. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
Building Information Modelling
Basic Data Analytics
Project Management Software
AR and VR
Advanced Data Anayltics
Behind the Curve Followers Innovative Leaders
12. • Digitalizing existing processes and data to profit from technological progress.
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
Data Capture QA
Digitalization & Data Collection:-
13. Key Drivers:-
• The EU promotes digital calls for tendering of public
construction projects, because of their transparency
• Cloud-based mobile apps are favored by the
availability of low-cost mobile connectivity.
• The emergence of IoT will allow to connect
both machines and workers and allow to
collect immense amounts of data.
• The German Federal Ministry for Transport and
Digital Infrastructure prescribes the mandatory use
of BIM in public infrastructure projects as of 2020
and therefore fosters the use of digital technology in
• Defining standardized digital solutions for diverse
construction scenarios in a difficult task.
• Another challenge is the scaling of software that is u
seful to construction companies differing in
size and sophistication level or only function as subc
• Decision makers in construction are often very
skeptical towards the adoption of digital
tools believing that this is impracticable due to
the uniqueness of each project.
• In the short term, there will be compatibility
issues between emerging software solutions
from different software manufacturers.
• Construction sites often experience a lack of
reliable and high-speed broadband connectivity.
Digitalization & Data Collection:-
Digitalization will influence every part in the value chain. It will redefine the planning process by including more
information gathered through IoT devices such as wearables and will make sure that all the stakeholders are
aligned in the process. Using digital solutions will help construction managers to easily keep track of the
proceedings by reducing their efforts drastically. Mapping technologies such as GPS and LIDAR and
photogrammetry will be used for surveying for information about building terrain and later the building itself.
Digitalization & Data Collection:-
16. Using AR, VR, XR and MR for building planning, execution and showcasing.
17. Key drivers:-
• Displays with very high pixel densities are being
developed, improving the visual quality of VR.
• The computing power available in
mobile devices has been rising steadily, which
makes high-quality graphics possible.
• Lithium-ion batteries are becoming cheaper,
while energy density has been increasing, enabling
affordable devices with long battery life.
• The increasing adoption of BIM, partly due
to regulations, means that 3d building models will
be available for use with visualization technologies.
• The building industry has been reluctant in
adopting new technologies such as BIM, with many
planners preferring to stick to established methods.
• VR technology has not yet achieved economics
of scale, resulting in expensive hardware.
• High-quality VR graphics require much more
computing power that equivalent graphics on a
• Devices meant for use on construction sites must
be robust and this has so far not been a focus
of hardware manufacturers.
• User experience is still an issue, either due to
technical glitches or motion sickness.
Visualization technologies have the potential to improve the construction industry in a variety of ways. Error rates in the degign phase will
decrease as architects will more easily identify mistakes. The same is valid for the execution, where AR will increase compliance with the BIM
model. On-site, workers willhave easier access to the information they need, increasing efficiency. The AR layer can add contextual warnings that
will increase worker safety. Last but not the least, virtual tours of future buildings will increase buyer satisfaction and help reduce the number of
late change requests, thereby reducing delays and budget overruns.
19. • This blockchain technology can be used in various parts of the construction management
industry like smart contracts and digitalized payments.
Stage 1: Manufacturing
1 Stage 2: Transportation
2 Stage 3: Construction
Blockchain enables the creation of smart, digital contracts with centralized tracking. Before the project begins, the companies
participating determine the guidelines, due dates, and penalties. Throughout the project, the blockchain automatically upholds these
regulations. Materials are logged and traced in blockchain systems, delivery time is easier, faster, and less bureaucratic. Dispute
resolution is more rapid. You have better inventory control and can order and receive goods as needed, reducing waste. This can result
in lower costs and shorter timelines. Invoice errors, payment errors, public holidays, currency conversion fees, and so on are common in
transactions between parties. Small and medium-sized businesses have an average payment time of more than 80 days. Blockchain can
help in these issues.
22. Increasing efficiency and productivity.
Architects & Planner
Building Material Distributors
Building Material Manufacturers
• Develop new, creative designs
• Reduce effort in planning
• Threatened by other construction
companies integrating the planning into
their range of services
• Track progress and quality in real-time
• Use autonomous machinery
• Reduce time for search of tools and
• Improve safety
• Control building technology automatically
• Exercise predictive maintenance
• Improve decision making
• Find optimal points in time to procure
• Optimize inventory management
• Offer optimally tailored prices and services to
• Optimize and automate the delivery of goods
• Improve quality and reduce complaints/recalls
• Optimize formulation and production
• Improve utilization of production machinery
• Reduce downtimes
Artificial Intelligence (AI):-
• Digitalization is key to provide data for AI applications. However, traditional players in
the construction industry have a very conservative perspective, especially towards
• To train AI algorithms, large amounts of data are needed. This reduces the benefit for
smaller companies, especially in short term.
• Restrictions on data sharing and data ownership will increase the challenge of data
• Simplifying and integrating the planning process in construction is very difficult due to
Artificial Intelligence (AI):-
Big data processing
Roles of AI in the Construction Industry
AI algorithms will play an important role in improving efficiency in the construction industry. By
optimizing time schedules and transportation routes, whether it is on-site or off-site, it will be
possible to improve the retail supply chain and cut time and cost overruns essentially. Combining BIM
models with image recognition will automate the time-consuming job of identifying and labelling
construction issues based on pictures. As a result, the builder-owner will benefit from higher
schedule reliability and lower costs.
Artificial Intelligence (AI):-
25. Remote Collaboration & Communication:-
An increasing number of software solutions for mobile communication and
Assigned for a
specific topic and
for a limited time
Specialists carried out
functions that are not
regularly required to
Involved in developing &
producing new services &
providing services &
collaborated with onshore
26. Key drivers:-
• Construction projects constantly increase in
complexity due to heavier regulations and more
• The demand for mobile apps to collaborate and
communicate between the construction site and
office constantly increases.
• Many computer-aided design (CAD) players shift
their software to the cloud, such
as Autodesk's integration into Dropbox.
• By 2020, public infrastructure projects started to
use BIM, which further increases the need
for suitable collaboration software compatible with
• The construction industry is among the least
digitalized industries which results in incomplete
digital data. Hence, digitalization must progress first
before remote access to data is implemented.
• Construction companies lack in adapting digital
devices: In 50% of the researched companies, less
than 40% of employees own a smartphone.
• While German cities usually have 100% LTE
coverage, construction sites in rural areas often
have worse coverage.
Remote Collaboration & Communication:-
Software solutions for remote communication and collaboration potentially will have a large effect in the construction industry for the
following reasons. Communication and collaboration will shift to the digital age which will allow stakeholders to save time and increase
ease and efficiency in very simple processes. At the same time, this will enable them to contribute more time to critical meetings and
complex tasks. Additionally, working in a cloud increases the transparency of every stakeholder's work which increases trust between
them, especially between end-customers and construction companies. Hence, the atmosphere in the entire industry will shift to a more
Remote Collaboration & Communication:-
The construction industry offers a wider range of services due to the rapid development of technology.
The residential building market is a major market for construction firms.
Building new houses and renovating old ones are part of the residential building market.
It has allowed us to increase productivity, improve collaboration, and tackle more complex projects.
Increased accuracy and precision that is now possible
Construction staff had to rely on their own experience and intuition to build safe and sound structures. With today’s technology, such as 3D printers and robotic equipment, construction workers can create exact and accurate structures. This increased accuracy and precision means construction workers can build safer and more reliable structures.
Increased speed at which construction projects can be completed
It could take months or even years to complete a large construction project. With today’s technology, such as drones and 3D printers, construction projects can be completed much faster. This is especially beneficial for emergencies, such as natural disasters, where fast and reliable construction is essential.
The ability to build more complex and intricate structure
In the past, the construction of complicated structures was often impossible due to the limitations of technology. With today’s technology, such as 3D printers and robotic equipment, construction workers can build much more complex and intricate structures. It means that construction workers can now build structures that were once thought impossible.
Increased safety for construction workers
Construction work was often hazardous, with a high risk of injury or death. With today’s technology, such as drones and robotic equipment, construction workers can now work from a safe distance, which significantly reduces the risk of injury or death.
The ability to work in difficult-to-reach places
Construction workers often had to put themselves in danger by working in difficult-to-reach areas, such as high up on buildings or bridges. With today’s technology, such as drones and robotic equipment, construction workers can work safely from the ground.
The ability to recycle and reuse construction materials
Construction waste was often thrown away, resulting in much waste and pollution. With today’s technology, such as 3D printers and robotic equipment, construction workers can recycle and reuse construction materials. This helps to reduce waste and pollution and is better for the environment.
The ability to build custom-made structures
Construction workers often had to make do with the available standard construction materials. With today’s technology, such as 3D printers and robotic equipment, construction workers can now create custom-made structures tailored to the project’s specific needs.
The ability to monitor construction projects remotely
Construction workers had to be on-site to monitor construction projects. With today’s technology, such as drones and 3D printers, construction workers can monitor construction projects remotely. This allows construction workers to be more flexible and to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
The ability to create virtual models of construction projects
Construction workers often had to rely on their experience and intuition to plan construction projects. With today’s technology, such as 3D printers and virtual reality, construction workers can now create virtual models of construction projects. It allows construction workers to plan and design projects more accurately, which leads to better-quality results.
The ability to work with other professionals to create a cohesive construction team
In the past, construction workers often worked alone or in small groups. With today’s technology, such as 3D printers and virtual reality, construction workers can work with other professionals, such as architects and engineers, to create a cohesive construction team. It allows for better communication and collaboration between all team members, which leads to better-quality results.
New materials and new methods
Technological advances in construction have been changing the way almost everything is done. One of the most noticeable areas of change is the materials used. New technologies are allowing for innovative steps like recycling concrete. Scientists are also hard at work developing more eco-friendly materials. Carbon fiber is showing its strength as a construction material.
Tech tools are also changing how construction companies work with these materials. Prefabrication is nothing new, but 3D printers are. Innovative businesses are experimenting with 3D printing whole buildings. Once printed, the sections can be moved to the job site and assembled.
Revolutionizing the job site
Technology in construction is also changing the job site itself. Drones, for example, are being adopted on a wide scale. These tools enable more precise surveying, even from a remote location.
Drones and mobile devices have other benefits for the construction site as well. With them, it’s easier to track what materials you need and how much to order. This capability can save companies cash, as it reduces material waste.
New technology is also allowing job sites to be more interconnected than ever before. If one site is short on material, you can check in with other sites. Then you can ship the material over instead of ordering more. Drones can also keep tabs on productivity. They can even update clients on when to expect job completion. Live construction drawings provide another way of keeping clients up to date.
Technology in construction makes the job site safer
Improved safety is another benefit of technological advances in construction. Drones and mobile devices make it easier to watch the job site from remote locations. Workers can report hazards sooner. You can deliver instructions on how to deal with these dangers efficiently.
Technology can even help your employees stay safe by giving them warnings. Helmets are mandatory safety equipment, but they’re now becoming wearable tech. Special lenses and augmented reality capabilities can provide early warnings about hazards. Wearable tech can also keep track of how much time someone has spent on the job site. Rests and breaks are essential. Tired workers are more prone to making errors that lead to injury.
Machine learning and predictive analytics
Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have allowed many industries to incorporate this technology. The construction industry continues to adopt AI in stride. One of the most famous examples is driverless vehicles. No construction company has adopted these vehicles at scale yet. Driverless vehicles will likely replace drivers soon.
AI has many other uses for construction companies. These technologies need vast amounts of data to “learn.” You can also make this data available for your company analytics. Predictive analytics takes this data and uses it to determine what’s most likely to happen. Some AIs may be able to predict when you need to order particular materials. Others will help you identify issues around the job site and make recommendations for avoiding them.
Predictive analytics and machine learning can help you market more effectively. It can also improve safety around the job site. It can even help you create better schedules for your workers.
New simulated realities bring projects to life
More technologies that have generated buzz are virtual and augmented realities. The case of virtual reality demonstrates how technology is changing construction. You no longer need to present prospective clients with 2D drawings or 3D models. You can create an immersive VR experience. This also enhances your design and planning for any construction project you take on. You can envision the unique challenges of planning for a zoo or amusement park.
Augmented reality, as mentioned before, is more helpful around the job site itself. Its incorporation into wearable tech can help workers avoid hazards and work smarter. It can also help them perform tasks like measuring.
Technology in construction gets smart
Another thing technological advances in construction are doing is making construction projects smarter. Some companies are investing in smart roads or smart buildings. Building information modeling, or BIM, is part and parcel of this movement. BIM allows you to generate digital representations of a building. You can then use this to track physical characteristics and functions.
The data contained in BIM can help you make better choices about the materials and fittings. Its use extends far beyond the initial construction of a building. When construction is complete, BIM data can inform maintenance schedules and more. This can keep projects on budget, both during construction and afterward as well.
Organizing the office
We’ve already touched on how predictive analytics helps create better work schedules. There are other ways technology can help in the construction office. Whether it’s monitoring your compliance with OSHA rules or organizing paperwork, technology makes it easier.
Gear up for success
Technology in construction is revolutionizing almost every aspect of the business. If you haven’t yet, it’s time to adopt some of the new technologies driving construction forward. As the construction industry expands over the next few years, you should adopt the latest tech. They’ll help you keep pace as your company benefits from industry growth.
If you’re not sure which technologies to adopt, talk to the experts. Even a small change can make a huge difference to your bottom line.
Mapping a successful project in the context of your overall digital transformation and business goals. The plan covers key details such as: the level of scanning required, any discrete data you want to extract, what will happen to documents after they have been digitized, and how you will manage ongoing scanning of documents.
Selecting the team (in-house vs. TAB), and other critical resources required for the project, such as workspaces, scanners and other equipment.
3. Pilot program and testing
Testing and honing the process with a representative subset of your overall collection.
4. Document preparation
Streamlining and purging your collections of unneeded documents. Preparing documents for scanning by removing staples, clips and sticky-notes.
5. Scanning and data capture
Capture images and discrete data as needed, onsite or offsite.
Meticulous QA performed to your required standard.
7. Digital document upload
Loading documents and associated metadata into your electronic repository of choice.
8. Re-filling, archival storage, disposition
Return of retained files to active storage, offsite storage, or disposition where required.
9. Day-forward scanning
Ongoing scanning of newly created paper documents to help you stay digital and compliant with digital recordkeeping requirements (CGSB and others).