According to a recent Timetric report, emerging technologies such as mobile applications (apps) and 3D modelling are becoming essential to the construction sector, enabling companies to boost efficiency and cut clunky processes.
The recently published Timetric report Emerging Technology in Construction investigated construction industry attitudes towards emerging technologies including: augmented reality, mobile apps, drones, 3D printing, 3D modelling, cloud technology, virtual engineering, the internet of things and autonomous vehicles.
Within construction companies, the project management division had adopted the most innovative technologies. This has impacted the way projects are planned, carried out and analysed through the entire construction process.
The report uncovered the most popular technology used in the construction sector is mobile apps. A large portion of respondents had already invested in mobile apps and planned to use them even more in the next two years. The second favoured technology was 3D modelling and the least utilised was autonomous vehicles.