Innovation in technology has been a great boost for the construction industry to advance day by day in the execution of new work methods, such as cloud-based construction management, the implementation of project management software, and other systems designed to help you manage and make better use of your data.
The construction technology market is expected to reach more than 2.7 billion pesos by 2023, according to a statement from Procore México, the most widely used construction software application in the world.
When we talk about construction technology, we really mean any technology related to construction materials and techniques. It’s an extremely broad area, but in general it refers to any tools, machinery, and software that lead to the advancement of construction methods.
This can include both semi-automated and automated construction equipment.
In recent years, applications have become an important tool for construction, along with the use of drones, BIM (Building Information Modelling), virtual reality and 3D printing.
We can also mention that there has been tremendous growth in the area of green technology over the past decade, as the need to protect our environment has taken hold in the public consciousness.
Green building technology now comes in a wide variety of forms, including solar power, biodegradable materials, green insulation, cool roofs, sustainable sourcing, electrochromic smart glass, and efficiency technologies applied to water utilities.
Thanks to the technological contribution, the buildings of the future, for example, will collaborate in improving the relationship with their inhabitants, employees, patients or students.
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We currently live in a time where a generation of architects, contractors and engineers is emerging who opt for conventional procedures, while the new generations are looking for innovative solutions that provide added value in these construction processes. In the first case, to encourage the digitization of the industry, it would be necessary to establish indicators on the processes that are being improved, calculating dimensions and impact, since these digital tools, together with prefabrication, are ways to eliminate waste in a site, speed up construction times and reduce total costs.
New technologies, such as virtual reality, are also being harnessed to improve worker safety levels. These technologies make it possible to practice working in potentially dangerous environments. For example, employees can practice handling heavy machinery in virtual reality scenarios.
With the current health crisis, it is especially relevant that the construction industry advance hand in hand with the entire digital portfolio of tools, which will help not only to reactivate a key sector for the Mexican economy, and which employs more than 6.1 million workers (according to data from the Mexican Chamber of the Construction Industry, CMIC), but to potentiate at a higher rate than expected.
At GEG Group we are constantly searching for the best tools that help us collaborate on our projects in a satisfactory manner, offering innovative solutions of significant value.