The mounting costs of materials, prevailing shortage of skilled workforce, and the heavy impulse to move arduous paper trails—from blueprints to documents—onto the cloud has become the need of the hour in the construction industry.
To assist construction businesses thrive amidst competition, a plethora of technology experts have laid the groundwork for a more flourished landscape through innovative solutions and products. Products like 3D laser scanners that can generate a digital reproduction of the dimensions and layout and then overlay the design onto a point cloud image are already in the picture, and are gradually gaining mainstream attraction.
With robotic masonry, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and 3D printing beginning to scrape the surface, the solution providers are bombarding the market with numerous software and applications. Concurrently these solution providers have been raising the standards of existing off-site constructions and prefabricated modeling through multidimensional Building Information Modeling software—3D and the more recent 5D that brings time and cost into play.
In an effort to help construction firms drive efficacy from production to delivery, a panel of prominent CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts, along with the CIO Applications’ editorial board has assessed scores of construction solution providers and picked out a list of prime choices.
We have considered the vendor’s ability in building solutions and services that can effectively yet economically account for a productive workflow, keeping in mind the factor of time-focused delivery.
We present to you CIO Applications’ 25 Construction Applications Transforming Business 2016.