Construction technologies to watch in 2023

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We believe that the future of the construction industry belongs to companies that are not afraid to introduce new technologies and look for innovative approaches to their work.

That’s why we put “Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning” at the top of this article, we believe it’s one of the top technologies that any construction company can start using today.

We are convinced that the use of big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning is one of the key innovations that needs to be applied right now.

Collecting detailed information about projects on the job site will allow you to significantly increase the profitability and productivity of ongoing work. But that’s not all – you’ll be able to use this data for the future of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
And the sooner you start collecting data, the easier it will be to train artificial intelligence and make it your reliable assistant in the future.

Our Stroybot software, developed specifically for construction companies, allows you to digitize the reports of foremen and foremen, save all project events in a format for later use in machine learning.

Below we list the 9 most important technologies to keep an eye on in 2023.

Cost reduction: By analyzing past projects, machine learning software can identify inefficiencies and suggest more efficient timelines.
Better Design: Because machine learning software is able to learn over time, it can improve aspects of a building’s design by exploring hundreds of options.

In addition, AI and machine learning are improving new construction methods, such as modular construction, which is increasingly entering the construction sector.

Augmented reality is of great importance for construction, as it provides additional information exactly where it is needed.

Measurement automation: By measuring physical space in real time, AR technology can help builders follow construction plans accurately.
Visualization of modifications:
By overlaying potential design changes right on the job site, contractors can visualize potential changes before committing.
Providing security information:

By recognizing hazards in the environment, augmented reality devices can display safety information to workers in real time.
These augmented reality goggles are one of several builder wearables that are likely to become mainstream next year.

Wearable devices in construction

Construction wearables offer many productivity benefits, but rapid adoption could come primarily from their safety benefits.

Wearable technologies in construction: helmets, boots and goggles
Wearable technology provides added safety for workers, potentially preventing injury and death in the industry.

Smart Helmet: By sensing brainwaves, smart helmets can detect “micro-sleep” that puts workers at risk of injury.
Power Gloves: Worn on a worker’s hands, power gloves increase agility and strength, helping to reduce g-force injuries.

Other wearables such as smartwatches, monitors and goggles are improving the safety of lone workers, screening for fatigue and enabling contact tracing. We are at the beginning of a construction revolution that will help improve the efficiency and safety of every single worker.

However, the technological benefits for workers are not limited to small portable wearable devices, but also include larger personal devices such as construction exoskeletons.

Here are some examples of the use of exoskeletons on construction sites:

Back support exosuits: This powered suit hugs the shoulders, back and waist and reduces the strain of heavy lifting.

Shoulder Support Exosuits: By redistributing weight off the shoulders, exoskeletons can prevent fatigue when performing heavy lifting.
There are also full-body construction exoskeletons that increase strength and reduce fatigue when performing difficult lifting tasks.

While exoskeletons make the hard work of construction workers easier, the industry is also looking to construction robots to lighten the load even more by offloading some of the risky and complex tasks to machines.

Three main types of robots appear to be able to help change the shape of work in the construction industry:
Production robots: Production robots can perfectly and repeatedly perform the same job, such as simple production tasks.
Fully Autonomous Robots: Like science fiction robots, fully autonomous robots (which already exist today in one form or another) can scan their environment and perform complex tasks on their own with the help of tools.

Although such robots have not yet become widespread in construction, other, previously futuristic technologies are already widespread. Small flying drones equipped with cameras can reduce the cost of processes that used to be extremely expensive.

Here are just a few of the ways drones are making a difference on construction sites: Topographic Maps: Mapping is vital in the pre-construction phase.
Equipment tracking: Purchased or rented equipment can quickly get lost on a huge construction site, but drones can automatically track all the equipment on the site.
Security Surveillance: Job sites are vulnerable to theft of materials and equipment when no one is working, but drones can monitor the site even when no one is around.
Drones are also important for progress reporting, staff safety, and building inspections.