When it comes to the construction industry, technology has not been always embraced as well as in other industries. The simple reason being, the time taken in completion of a project.
When the project is initiated, there is one technology in place. It takes many months for the plans to be finalized, the details to be ironed out, etc. then comes the building part. The construction of a building alone takes years. So when the plan is initiated there is one technology in play and by the time the building is completed, there is a new set of technologies that have replaced the ones that were there in the beginning.
Due to this constant change in technology and time-lapse in the project’s execution, this industry has always been slow to adopt any technology. Not to forget the contractors change too from time to time. so the team that works on one floor is not the same as the one that works on the next floor. This made it difficult to bring in any system to be adapted like in other industries.
The smartphone is one of the most used digital technology in this industry today and we can say with confidence that it is here to stay. There are a number of Apps one can download onto their phone and use it to their advantage in many instances.
There are woodwork calculators, measurement charts, and technical details etc, which are generally found in books, available now on your phones. On the tools front, regular saws and cutters are replaced with versatile wood cutting machine that are more precise in cutting. As a result, a lot of time is saved.
Here To Stay
The technological advancements have benefited this industry to a great extent and have made work completion faster. as the builders need not depend on contractors all the time, they are more open to using technology and finalizing many details inside the office itself. This positive reinforcement in this industry is here to stay!