As Silicon Valley continues to improve our lives with the latest technological innovations they have to offer, there’s no denying that it’s also undergoing a remarkable transformation. Being the place where the tech elite and generation of Bay Area families, the real estate community is once again bringing up something good for the public. Here’s how Silicon Valley is cashing in on the construction industry.’
According to DPR Construction Bay Area business unit leader Rob Westover, we can expect that a few years from now, buildings would become more intelligent and energy efficient.
Overall productivity in a job setting would increase, as workers would be able to enjoy good air circulation, natural light, and other energy efficiencies to make them comfortable as they perform their job. In fact, Title 24 developed pre-insulated panels, and these glass-fiber panels come with a 2-inch gap in between the panel and frame. To ensure optimum insulation, they use spray foam on them.
Aside from that, access deck with a ceiling that’s 60 feet with an entree floor was also developed. Wherein the ribs come up from the concrete roof and this offers ventilation. That means not only is it energy efficient, but it can also speed up the construction process as well.
There’s so much happening in the technological world right now, especially in the construction site. There are smart wearables, smart traffic cones, driverless vehicles, and so on. As the industry becomes more technologically advanced, programmers and augmented workers become on demand.
Likewise, technology has also reduced the waste in construction projects as the outcomes are now predicted while the building is under construction.
General contractors are also utilizing different platforms, such as “Forge,” to come up with productive data ecosystems on a work site, connecting computer models, and project management. There’s also enough room in the industry for custom programs as construction companies continue to develop new systems and software that would allow them to become more competitive.
The workforce has changed these past few years. Back in the days, construction sites are filled with males, but now, you can find female engineers and workers. The construction industry has benefited from the expanding pool of engineering and construction management school. Gone are the days when we have to rely on traditional roles, such as superintendents and managers. Now, everyone is part of the production process.
Collaborative work has become possible with the help of technology. Teams can now view models right when they need it, and be able to communicate with each other to perform modifications or improve the designs.
Building owners are also becoming more engaged in the construction process. There will be a direct involvement from the client turning into a designer. They will become part of the meetings and be able to decide directly. Likewise, we can expect that construction companies will continue to work with the client even after project completion for them to perform necessary renovations when needed.
Even though the construction industry is slow to adopt the technology, it has reached the point where it’s now enjoying the benefits it has to offer.