One report by the World Economic Forum predicted that 2020 could be the year of the robot in the construction industry.Robots do things such as laying roads, building demolitions, reducing human labor on construction sites to provide efficiency. While currently slower than human demolition teams, they are much safer and cheaper to demolish concrete structures at the end of their life cycle.
Such technologies have only just begun to be used on construction sites because manual labor takes up a huge amount of space in the construction sector. In the future, robots will be more involved in construction sites than humans.
Another recent technology is 3D printing. 3D printing has significant advantages in labor and material costs. It also reduces waste.
According to 3D Natives “Construction giants are quickly realising the potential of of 3D technologies and their impact on the future of construction. The concrete 3D printing market is expected to reach $56.4m in 2021, and with good reason. More and more companies are starting up in the sector to create new, innovative projects. Some are more futuristic, some are very real in the present, such as Apis Cor’s 3D printed house in 24 hours. 3D concrete printing is developing rapidly and relies on different technologies and materials, offering many benefits to its users. The tech is still in its infancy however and is bound by current limitations.”
These are the technological developments used in the construction sector of recent times. These developments are increasing day by day. Our wish is that these technological developments become advantageous in terms of protecting people’s safety and in terms of increasing the efficiency of projects.