The Credible Changes in Residential Construction
We can’t stress more on how much of an impact technology has had on the construction industry, from tracking payments to ensuring schedules/progress is tracked online — residential construction has been bitten by the tech bug.
Digital Plans, Drawings, and Records
Digital drawings help owners, contractors, architects, and designers collaborate. The ease of sharing and receiving feedback not only saves time, it improves productivity. Having a digital record means changes are made visible, real-time. Residential construction requires a lot of follow-throughs and irregular updates, with digital plans and records, be it residential construction or large scale the task of editing and sharing the same, becomes that much easier.
Apps and Software
Now there are many mobile applications designed to help manage various aspects of residential construction – from scheduling, payment tracking to project management. It allows for an easy and organized way to view and save files like expense reports, work records and material purchase orders. The need for physically storing documents becomes redundant when it’s made available at your fingertips.
In projects that have repetitive layouts, like dormitories, hospitals, hotels, apartments or office complexes, offsite construction saves space and time while reducing waste and expenses. Units are prefabricated in a manufacturing plant and then attached to the main structural frame.
More and more construction companies are using drones for planning, monitoring, and surveillance. Drones make inspecting every corner (including the dangerous ones) more comfortable. Deviations from the plan can be picked up on and corrected instantly, once spotted.
The new-age tools and machines enable efficiency when it comes to movement. Transporting, lifting and hauling more efficiently while moving faster. It is safer than manual labour. A lot of other tasks that were previously bestowed on people are now performed by devices, machines, and robots that are constantly learning and updating themselves.
Residential Construction goes Green
There’s more demand for greener methods of construction, even in residential construction. This means, not only are the buildings more sustainable, the methods and machines involved use limited energy resulting in lesser wastage of resources.
The construction industry is far more streamlined today, residential construction job sites have become safer and projects don’t result in the waste of time and resources with more advanced techniques being incorporated but more importantly, the diligent use of construction technology.