Advanced Technologies and the Automation of the Ever-evolving Construction Industry

Advanced Technologies and the Automation of the Ever-evolving Construction Industry

Civil engineers and construction workers have become familiar with an expansive array of cutting-edge technologies, such as artificial intelligence, Virtual/Augmented Reality, Internet of Things and robotics. We know this, but what we don’t know is how these technologies combine and work together.


Let’s begin our discussion with teleoperation: the technique of controlling a machine from a certain physical distance. The idea of a remote-controlled system is nothing new. However, robust advances in communication technology and AI are making teleoperability more sophisticated and mainstream.

The key goal of teleoperability is to ensure telepresence, which is commonly referred to as videoconferencing. A passive audiovisual experience is a one-of-a-kind. In this digital era, it has gone to a whole new level. Remote manipulation is on the rise. Telerobotics is a new branch of robotics that has emerged out. It refers to the remote operation of semi-autonomous machines or robots involving a human-machine interface (HMI). Significant advances in HMI technique highlight potential modifications in construction and building designs.

AI and Machine Learning

Big and small construction companies are harnessing the power of data to boost decision-making, enhance productivity and reduce risks. AI and Machine Learning help transform the heaps of data into something valuable used to predict future outcomes. Owing to this, the firm in question enjoys a competitive advantage during the bidding process of construction projects.

Also, AI improves workers’ productivity. Workers are monitored 24/7 through an array of wearable and smartphones. Sensors are installed on equipment; they ensure seamless tracking of movements across the construction sites. Once enough data is accumulated, AI can start analyzing the pattern of workers’ interaction with the machines and can come up with efficient solutions that would increase workers’ productivity and reduce downtime.

A separate branch of AI is Deep Learning; it is reserved for identifying and reporting errors spanning excavation work to plumbing malfunctions.

Virtual/Augmented Reality

When it comes to safety implementation, Virtual and Augmented Reality are two concepts that have been wreaking havoc. They have a massive impact on the construction industry. Courtesy VR: workers can now enjoy working in a safe, secure and controlled environment. For years, VR simulators have been used to train pilots, surgeons and soldiers. Today, they can be used to train workers, in the same way, to teach them how to operate cranes and perform welding, excavating and masonry work.

Interested in knowing how technology is influencing the Indian construction industry? Follow our blog section. At MSP Steel, we share daily updates about what’s been happening in the budding construction industry and help you take accurate takeoffs.  

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