The COVID-19 pandemic changed how the construction industry works or invests in technology, in general. In fact, COVID-19 may have done more to propel the industry forward technology-wise than the massive influx of venture capital could do over the last few years.
Today, the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is making its mark on construction. On the engineering side, digital capabilities surrounding predictive design, digital building twins, and the use of augmented and virtual reality during the project planning stage can eliminate costs and speed the development timeline for major projects. And on the construction side, many connected job sites are using cloud technology to make information about almost every aspect of a project available to all the relevant parties anywhere in the world. Besides, robots are now beginning to enter construction in several areas to replace the manual workforce amid the pandemic. From autonomous rovers that can increase site inspections’ efficiency and quality to mechanical arms that can automate highly repetitive tasks like brick-laying, the robotic revolution looks set to gather significant pace in the coming year.
Drones are also becoming increasingly common in construction projects. From performing inspections that would be dangerous for workers to surveying vast land areas in just a few minutes, drones’ continual rise could considerably improve safety and productivity in construction. Simultaneously, mitigation of risk on the job site through the latest workforce safety digital tools (e.g., wearable sensors) are making significant changes in costs related to liability and insurance in the future.
To assist the relevant stakeholders of a construction project in finding construction tech solution providers, we have compiled this issue of Construction Tech Review. In this edition, we have listed the top 10 construction tech startups to highlight those making significant contributions to the construction sector. Equipped with innovative technological capabilities, these companies are set to transform the landscape. This edition also blends thought leadership articles from subject matter experts, CIOs, and CXOs, along with real-life stories on how the companies have enhanced the capabilities of architects, designers, engineers, and contractors alike. We hope this issue of Construction Tech Review helps you build the partnership you and your construction project need to succeed in a competitive landscape.
We present to you Construction Tech Review’s, “Top 10 Construction Tech Startups– 2020.”