While construction companies seem to be among the least willing to adopt newer technologies, there’s definitely increasing interest being shown. From KPMG’s 2017 Global Construction Survey, to their 2018 survey, there’s been some pretty decent progress shown in technology investment.
The technology is definitely out there. If you haven’t seen it, go check it out. From AR/VR, to drones, or machine learning, right now is the time to dive in to more productive business processes involving technology.

Questionable reality

There’s nothing questionable about it really, otherwise I than questioning if what you’re seeing is real. AR/VR/MR is one of the most exciting things coming to the construction industry. One of the things I’m most excited about is the upcoming nreal light glasses. They are mixed reality glasses that are comparable to Microsoft’s Hololens. I’ve always been one to stay away from mainstream technologies though, I like smaller upcoming things like nreal. There are many uses for XR technologies like training, simulations, project planning, safety audits, and quality control checks. Do you have any other ideas for this kind of technology in construction? Comment below!

Automated and remotely controlled equipment

No way, seriously? Can you imagine an excavator swinging around without an operator in it? How about a bulldozer cruising down a right of way without someone in it? It’s getting real crazy real fast, and I’m pumped. What is next, how about welding, sand blasting and painting, or even simply daily reporting? There’s companies doing all of those things without humans controlling the machines, Mortenson Construction for example. My mind is blown, it’s quite a time to be alive. I can’t wait to see what comes next. Have you guys seen anything I should see? Share it with me!

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