Equipment Advances in the Construction Industry in 2022

The world we live in now is amazing! There are new things that show up on the market all the time and even if it is not completely new, it is something that’s better than the same product before. No matter if you are in the makeup business or the construction industry, there are advances in every product.

If you know a bit more about construction you know that this industry always responds with innovation when it is confronted with challenges. The adaptability it shows helps propel the industry that actually helps with things like building, designing and developing.

Did you know that in the last year the industry started responding to things like sustainability regulations, shortage of skilled labor and advancements in technology and software? Because of this, there are so many things that actually look futuristic!

Here we are going to talk about the equipment advances and all the new things you can get on the market this year. There are some things that are honestly unbelievable and everyone in the construction industry will be eager to have them.

Humanoid Laborers

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Did you know that the Japanese researchers developed a humanoid robot to help the labor industries? There was so much labor shortage that something needed to be done, so the HRP-5P was invented. The robot is able to perform basic physical tasks including installing drywall. There are other humanoid robots that can tie rebar on bridges in half the time it takes the human crew.

The industry leaders are divided on the opinion about this development. On one side it may replace the human crew and it may lead to people losing their jobs. On the other hand, the risk of harm is reduced. When the humanoid laborers take over the dangerous tasks, the crew will be protected and safe.

Drones

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This is probably the most famous and expected equipment advance in the construction industry. The drones appeared on the market a few years ago and now the building industry is starting to use them as well.

The construction drones are used to monitor worksites for security breaches and for equipment malfunctions. They can perform topographical mapping for a fraction of the standard costs. The drones also increase safety by more than 50% by performing dangerous tasks inkling hard to reach measures. Many companies are making their lives easier and making sure that their workers are safe by implementing the drones.

Connected Hardhats

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The wearable tech is something that’s making the whole process safer. The new hardhats can do much more than just monitor heart rate and capture photos.

They can monitor location, motion, and temperature, and with that, they can notify and warn the management that the worker might be overheated or lightheaded. It can also send notifications to first responders if the worker falls or has some kind of accident.

It is able to extract data from the hardhats and with that perform better assessments of the mistakes that happen on the worksites and with that prevent repeat occurrences.

Excavators

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There are so many new upgrades and updates to the excavators. Some of them include even 3D printed excavators and they have 3 main components – the cab, the stick, and the heat exchanger. It takes about 5 days to print these machines and it is said that they can change the whole way of working. They are not made to look pretty; they are made to do the job like a normal excavator and to function properly.

However, until the 3D printed excavators are ready to appear on the market, there are some advances to the normal ones. People can already choose between mini and full versions of the machine and their costs depend on the type and the model. If you check the detailed guide of excavators you will learn how the various models are priced.

Smart Boots

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The smart boots are something that needs to be integrated into every part of the construction. They have sensors that can measure the fatigue of the person wearing them, they can also alert first responders and they can communicate with heavy equipment and with that prevent accidents.

The boots are powered by the energy that is being generated from the steps and they show the status and location of the worker. When they get into the site, the manager is notified and they can automatically assign tasks on the worker device.

Experts say that these boots will find them helpful not only in construction but also in first responder environments and military defense.

BIM Software

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The technology is used to generate smart workflow and management planning tools. The building information modeling software allows the managers to create 3D models of the project and later on it generates smart workflows around it.

This eases every part of the process from the design and planning up to building maintenance. It removes the human error and it finds the easiest way to create the workflow. There are a lot of companies and countries that have regulations that mandate the use of this software on any new infrastructure and building projects.

Other Equipment

If you are interested in the advances in the construction industry, you should know that there are so many things that are getting better. Experts from all over the world are trying to make things that will not only help the workers, it will also promote a safer environment and make the whole building process faster.

Other types of equipment that are expected to show on the market this year or to reach its peak include:

  • Smart Infrastructure
  • LiDAR
  • 3-D Printing Houses
  • Modular and Prefabricated Construction
  • Electric Trucks and Delivery Vans
  • Eco-Friendly Construction Tech
  • Material Advancements

The great thing about technological advancement is that it covers every part of our lives. There have been too many accidents that happened because the environment was not safe for the workers. There have also been delays because the machines were not up for the tasks. With these advancements, everything will become better, safer and faster. Many companies are already implementing some of this equipment and it is expected to become famous worldwide.