Tech in Construction: 3 trends that you need to know

The transformation of the construction industry inevitably involves industrialization. Therefore, new technologies must be incorporated into the construction industry.

The good news is that industry and research institutes have been working to support the industry in this endeavour. More than that, investors are willing to fund this revolution!

Thus, the focus is to develop new materials and solutions that add productivity and sustainability.

Below you will find a selection of eight new construction technologies that help to increase the efficiency of construction works and projects.

1. Multidirectional elevator without cables

ThyssenKrupp is betting that technology can make multi-directional elevator movement possible. The idea is that the equipment does not use cables, but moves by magnetic levitation.

This new means of elevator operation would reduce travel time in large buildings by up to 50%. Another advantage is the absence of cables. This reduces the space used for elevator cabs. Thus, improving the space utilization of buildings by up to 25%.

2. Applied Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology has been driving intense transformations in many industries. Especially because it enables the production of more resistant and efficient materials.

In construction is no different. Carbon nanotubes introduced in the production of cement and concrete may play a similar role to that of steel cables. That is, acting as a prestressing element of the concrete at the nanoscopic scale;

Coatings: Nanotechnology has enabled the creation of self-cleaning glasses. That is, they take advantage of ultraviolet rays and rainwater to keep the surface clean.

3. Drones

Drones are among the most relevant new technologies in construction.

This is because they are affordable and able to reach regions of difficult access. Therefore, these unmanned aerial vehicles are already used by construction companies.

As we have seen, some of these building technologies are already being used, albeit incipiently. Others are in the testing phase. As they enter the market and become affordable, they can revolutionize the construction industry.

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