The way we interact, purchase for products and services, and even go grocery shopping has all altered as a result of technological advancements. It’s no surprise that the real estate and construction industries have gradually but steadily acknowledged the benefits of the rapidly changing technological world in which we now live and work.
All project stakeholders can access a fully functional, one source of real-time information with Digital Construction Management. These networked data environments will encourage new collaborations and partnerships, improve construction workflows, shorten project life cycles, and yield better results.
BIM, cloud computing, reality modeling, AI, and other digital construction technologies are currently in use.
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a revolutionary 3D model-based technology that equips architects, engineers, and construction professionals with the knowledge and tools they need to plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure more efficiently.
It saves money and time, improves estimation accuracy, and prevents errors, revisions, and reworks caused by data loss.
Cloud computing is the transmission of computing services via the Internet (“the cloud”) to enable faster innovation, more flexible resources, and scale economies. It also converts IT infrastructure into a utility by allowing you to connect to it via the internet and consume computing resources without having to install and maintain it locally.
You typically only pay for the cloud services you use, which allows you to save money, enhance infrastructure efficiency, and scale as your business grows.
Reality modeling is the process of recording the physical reality of an infrastructure asset, producing a model, and maintaining it through continuous surveys. These models might capture the asset’s visual, dimensional, or performance characteristics.
Reality modeling not only expedites the design process, but it also lets architects and designers to test different concepts and identify potential design issues before they become issues. Reality modeling in building creates a realistic representation of the finished result by bringing all of the elements together. Reality modeling brings a project to life without moving a single grain of dust.
Artificial intelligence simulates the problem-solving and decision-making skills of the human mind using computers and technology. It also encompasses the sub-fields of machine learning and deep learning, which are frequently used in conjunction with artificial intelligence. Expert systems that make predictions or classifications based on input data are developed using AI algorithms in various fields.
The main benefit of AI is that it uses Smart Automation to reduce human-intensive labor. All of the heavy lifting, lugging, transporting, and other laborious activities are handled by AI-enabled robots. This saves a lot of time and effort that may be put to better use elsewhere.
Digital Twin (DT)
A computer model of a physical thing or system is known as a digital twin. Digital twin technology has advanced to include buildings, industries, and even cities, and some say that digital twins can even include people and processes, further widening the notion.
Digital twins provide a real-time perspective of what’s happening with physical assets, drastically lowering maintenance expenses. Digital twins can be used to develop and prototype non-manufactured products, reducing product defects and reducing time to market.