Top new construction technologies in 2018

Human dwellings have experienced drastic technological advances in recent years due to diverse factors. Some of the major factors responsible for this trend lies in the advancement in adjacent fields such as material science and manufacturing technologies. New construction technologies represent some of the most promising investment opportunities in the global economy as of today and the global construction market is expected to cross the $10 trillion mark by the year 2023.

Below is a list of the new construction technologies that are poised to revolutionize human habitation

Augmented reality

This is by far the most promising new construction technology available on the market as it offers stakeholders and property owners the ability to walk around an augmented version of their current lot in 3D. They are able to access and interact in real-time with augmented building components and structures using devices such as tabs or screens.

Virtual reality

Far from its early roots in computer simulation and editing, augmented reality has taken it a notch higher by giving users the ability to experience a virtual world without an actual palpable experience. A company can invest in having this kind of technologies that enable clients to experience their property before it is completed, thus leading to greater customer satisfaction and project success.

Wearable Tech

Although these class of technologies has been adopted readily in other industries, the new construction niche is slow in latching on to it. No longer would people have to physically look around for one another, the gears would be able to establish communication between all parties at the site and to enable them to achieve unforeseen levels of efficiency and speed. These devices would also be able to inform workers of potentially hazardous working zones and hereby heightening the level of safety the industry achieves.

Drone Technology

These are the fastest growing technological advances in new construction niches as they offer construction firms the ability to speedily assess the state and value of the entire site per time as opposed to spending grueling weeks assessing it. Another factor that appeals to new construction businesses is their accuracy. Drone pictures and videos can easily be assessed within minutes to get the actual status of the project.


Against all odds, robots have finally made it to the new construction technology site. They are been used to do some really routine tasks such as laying bricks albeit at a very expensive cost. Over the years, the cost of using robots in construction sites should considerably decrease to make them readily utilizable by a vast majority of the construction servicing firms. This would, however, be justified by their ability to do increasingly mundane tasks on the construction site.

Machine learning

A final piece of technology that new construction sites are embracing is machine learning which is the use of algorithms to analyze data, learn from them and make deductions based on its observations. Whether visual data, seismic data or video data, the algorithm can immediately flag hazardous situations or make recommendations, thereby transforming the speed and way at which construction is done.

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