Advanced Construction Technology Reshaping the Real Estate Industry
Everything around us is evolving. With the growing population and advanced technology, residential, commercial, industrial buildings and even galas are growing at a higher pace. Apart from that, even existing real estate properties are taking a completely new shape within just 3 to 5 years with advanced construction equipment, machines, etc. So, what are these machines and equipment?
This article will act as a comprehensive guide to this advanced construction technology.
Modern Technology and Methods in Construction Industry
- Formwork – When the most vital material, concrete, is placed on land, it is initially in plastic form. To help concrete support its own weight, temporary supports or castings of a similar shape are used till concrete becomes strong. This temporary support is termed formwork. In a nutshell, formwork is a temporary or permanent mould into which materials like concrete are poured. There are various types of formwork that help in making the concrete strong and thereby fastening the construction process. They are as follows:
- Timber Formwork
- Steel Formwork
- Plastic Formwork
- Aluminium Formwork
- Mivan – Mivan is defined as the aluminium formwork system. It was initially developed in Europe, and then it was adopted in various other countries. Mivan technology is extensively used for constructing large houses within a short time span by using room-size forms to build slabs and walls in one continuous pour on concrete with its 3s – Speed, Strength and Safety. Thus, with the help of this technology, two flats can easily be constructed in a day as all the activities are planned and executed in a well-defined manner, resulting in high-quality production with optimised use of resources and time.
- Modular Construction – Modular construction is not a technology but a construction method enabled by the latest technologies. It is a method in which buildings are built in bits and pieces in a controlled factory environment first, and then later, they are shipped and assembled at a worksite. As most of the work is being carried out in a factory, robotics and other autonomous equipment are used widely in a factory environment which increases productivity and thereby leads to cost and time effectiveness. Advanced data-centric technology can also be involved in modular construction, such as data science and machine learning to find the areas for improvement and increase efficiency.
- Building Information Modeling (BIM) – Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the foundation of digital transformation in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) industry. When it comes to technology, there is always BIM. BIM integrates structured and multi-disciplinary data and produces a digital representation of an asset throughout its lifecycle, starting from planning and designs to construction and operations. Apart from that, it also features clash detection, alerting users to potential designs and workflow errors so they can fix them beforehand. With BIM’s help, workers can view the BIM models as they work, and machine learning algorithms analyse the design to plan modular workflows.
The real Estate Industry is embracing innovative and advanced technologies and methods that are raising the bar for future generations by making this industry more agile, safe, efficient and sustainable than before.