Technology has been revolutionizing industries around the world. From healthcare to clothing, industries have been working on using new technologies, adding things like drones and enhanced reality software to their production process. However, one industry where there’s a slow adoption of new tech is construction. Only a few construction companies have modernized. Many still remain in the analogue world, where everything from design to building is done manually, and this is mainly because of hesitations about budget. Quite unfortunately, construction companies don’t want to invest in research and development to improve their technical ability.
But a tech-savvy construction company that invested in becoming tech-savvy is in a whole different league from other companies. A tech-savvy construction company has so many benefits versus more traditional construction companies. Here are a few:
- They boasts of calculated design.
No matter how hard you plan for it, construction is always going to be a bit of a trial-and-error process —unless you have the technology to accurately plan your building design. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is part of the arsenal of a tech-savvy construction company. With BIM, designers can create a three-dimensional digital representation of the physical and functional aspects of the skyscraper, road or other facility you are building.
This technology makes it easier to plan out the materials your construction needs, and how it’s going to be put together. The BIM can be a shared knowledge resource, so you can easily collaborate with the other people involved in the process, like the engineers, architects, and designers.
- They get to cut costs.
A tech-savvy construction company also ensures less costs in construction. When you have something like BIM, it’s easier to streamline design. The augmented reality technology can make it easier to visualize how the project will come together on site. When you have a clear picture of what’s going to happen, the design process is easier and there will be less construction errors. You don’t have to keep going back to redo parts of the building. There are less operational costs over-all.
This cost-effective sourcing of materials makes tech-savvy construction companies more sustainable in their approach. The simulation can even predict how the building will perform against time and weather when it’s already built, as well as how it can still be renovated or demolished in the future.
- They are able to address customer demand.
The beauty of new technology application is that it has the end-user in mind. It can be usable by anyone, regardless of their background in technology.
A tech-savvy construction company is more equipped to meet demands in the market. You’re more likely to see smoother installation of additions like solar panels in buildings made by tech-savvy companies. Even simpler demands like CCTVs for digital security are more easily met by tech-savvy construction companies.
And with the right software, tech-savvy companies are also more efficient in balancing and managing internal business processes. This makes their finance process better overall, making their products better and their costs lower.
Written by Kent Murdock, owner of Randy Adams Construction in Columbia, MO. Randy Adams Construction is one of the premiere companies for commercial construction in Columbia, MO.