When we think of construction sites; chaos, traffic, people, dust, and, noise is the first things that come to mind. Accidents are frequent and there are things out of our control that can negatively impact the progress of construction. This is where smart construction can be the game-changer. Smart construction is a vast spectrum of data-enhanced operational models. Algorithms and predictive analytics are done using collated data from across different operational sections. Brick&Bolt is the leader in using predictive analytics to create safer worksites and streamline operations for optimal productivity.
1) Data Analytics: Numbers speak, and collaborative data analysis across all stages is essential to bring changes. Analytics can be used to virtually design homes factoring in current environmental conditions of a particular place. It can reduce waste starting from the planning stage to implementation. Data analytics will also ensure energy smart, optimal storage planning so that it minimizes clutter and cut costs on power consumption.
2) Smart tools: The use of tools like 4D simulators, Virtual reality, and BIM (Building Information Modeling) are game-changers. These tools will ensure that projects run smoothly without having to meet in real life. It does away with inefficiency and outdated techniques to planning. Design problems and environmental challenges can be tested in real-time using simulators to best adapt to the challenges. It can help with the design process by using data and creating standardized designs which can be tested to check costs and viability. These tools also help in data-backed decision-making and commitment. This ensures that the entire process of construction building moves faster.
3) Pre-fabrication of building components: Using data in the manufacturing process, different components to a building can be made in the factory. It is more energy-efficient, sustainable, and, environmentally sound. Building components can be made off-site and assembled on-site. This ensures safety and swifter production as they are produced in a controlled environment without the interference of outside elements. Cutting costs and hastening production, pre-fabrication of building components can reduce waste.
4) Safety: With the right technological support, pre-fabricated constructions are safer. The environment in factories is more controlled and better supervised than on-site construction. This ensures that production is never hit in the case of accidents or other environmental challenges. They’re also more reliable and faster because the production of the prefabricated components will not be interrupted. They require less labor to install, but at a faster pace.
5) Sustainability: Countries across the world are scrambling for solutions to climate change, they are committed to reducing greenhouse emissions and improving waste disposal. The construction industry must follow in the footsteps and tackle CO2 emission, control air quality on-site, reduce noise pollution and manage waste disposal. Commuting on-site and delivery can be planned as part of the commitment to limiting carbon footprint. A major chunk of the chaos at building sites is from deliveries. When the components are pre-fabricated, delivery companies can plan the drop-off at a convenient time for all. Delivery agencies usually plan their deliveries for optimal purposes.
With the rise in demand for high-quality and sustainable housing, this is an exciting time for the construction industry. Tapping into the potential of technology will help create a positive impact. Smart constructions are more predictable compared to conventional building methods. The traditional way of house building will always have a place in the housing sector. There are jobs and tasks which cannot be completed without the intervention of humans or the traditional method. Brick&Bolt believes that the use of data, algorithms, and smart tools is a sustainable business model. Across industries, robotics and automation are forever changing the face of technology. Technology intervention in the building industry will result in cheaper, better, more efficient, and safer construction.