The Future of construction

Construction is no exception when talking about how all major industries are constantly innovating throughout technology (construction software). All of these innovations try to address long-lasting issues; the question that most of us who are part of the AEC industry have is what are those major issues that we should address to keep up with these changes?

It is no secret for anyone within our industry that there is a clear disconnection, and lack of collaboration, between newcomers and old-school constructors.

Attracting this new technical talent has also proven to be a challenge for legacy AEC companies, given that digital transformation per se is already a rather constant obstacle that needs to be overpassed.

On a more positive note, it has been noticed how, once a company adopts these new pro-technological policies and migrates to the new softwares and methodologies, very positive outcomes are obtained. For instance, various AEC companies around the globe are now widely utilizing BIM methodologies – mostly 3D modeling and rendering – as a very successful method to sell their ideas to clients. As well, BIM methodologies have been proven to be quite useful for site safety teams as they have helped reduce the potential risk situations.

It is in the nature of experienced builders to be risk averse. After all, if they weren’t, they probably wouldn’t be very profitable. This is a problem when migration from legacy methodologies to new IT solutions is seen as a risk rather than a very advantageous tool. There is no doubt that time will surely prove these new technologies to be the latter, although those who take the path towards innovation first, will most certainly be much more resilient against the vast changes that the globe will face in the next years to come.

Author:

The Hyperplanned Team – Construction software