4 Construction Technology Innovations Improving Productivity on The Jo
Speed bumps are essential traffic installations that serve to break the speed of motorists and improve alertness. They prevent loss of life year in year out. The construction industry has made tremendous progress over the years.
This is because of innovations and inventions in various forms of technology. A job like constructing speed bumps that would otherwise take a week to plan and undertake can now be complete in hours.
These technologies have improved the overall efficiency and onsite safety of workers. Below are construction technology innovations improving productivity at a speed bump construction site.
Modular construction and 3D printing
Imagine having a speed bump printed by a three-dimensional printer in 2 hours. You can construct the structure offsite nowadays and deliver it piece by piece.
Cranes are then used to assemble them. Since the construction of the speed bump happens simultaneously with the site preparation, construction speed increases significantly. Other materials such as rubber and plastics are now being used in the construction of speed bumps.
Modular construction increases productivity by reducing construction waste, machine learning, optimized bumps, and increasing the construction speed. Three-dimensional printing is a technology that will immensely benefit modular construction.
Three-dimensional printing improves productivity by ensuring efficient materials usage, increased speed, and eliminating errors that can prove costly.
Using smart safety goggles
Using personal protective equipment on the job site is an important way of ensuring safety and worker productivity. When you assure the safety of workers, they are not reluctant to handle challenging projects.
Besides protecting the worker’s eyes, smart safety goggles feature embedded cameras, projected screens, Bluetooth connectivity, and Wi-Fi access. This allows the workers to see and approach the construction project they are working on over one dimension.
Workers can make real-time adjustments, take measurements and save the information in real-time to ensure that they do not make errors in the future. Speed bumps are lifesaving but can also be dangerous if wrongly constructed.
The height and slope, as well as breadth of speed bumps, are critical measurements. Workers must carefully consider and undertake them.
Using drones and Augmented Reality
While many people think of a drone as military and photographer equipment, they are essential in construction technology.
While constructing speed bumps, you need to assess the elevation of the site. Drones can help you create a site plan, make its assessment, create a contour map and pinpoint where to install the speed bumps. They are very effective in that no human can give results closer to what a drone can.
They can also take images of high quality in two or three dimensions. They help maximize the angles of view pointing to a specific object. Therefore, workers can better plan how they will approach the project, divide the work, and serve the end goal, delivering quality speed bumps to the public.
Drones can track equipment acquired through both renting and purchase on a vast job site. Since job sites are vulnerable to equipment and material theft, drones can perform site monitoring even in the absence of a human being.
Augmented Reality adds a digital layer of information that enhances the real world’s view. A worker could point a mobile device to a road, and it can display the plan for that road and insert speed bumps virtually as if they are on the road. Augmented Reality improves productivity on the job site by automating measurements, visualizing modifications, and providing safety information.
Building Information Modelling (BIM)
It is the creating of a structure’s digital representation before building the actual one. An accurate representation of the said structure like speed bumps enables every person involved to eliminate risk, anticipate the challenges, determine logistics and increase efficiency.
This technology is useful before, during, and after construction. Before construction, it reduces the need to change future orders by anticipating the challenges. During construction, BIM offers a hub for up-to-date reference documentation that is accurate.
When the workers go to the construction site, they know what the speed bumps will look like. This is one of the essential innovations in construction technology.
Another technology enhancing productivity in job sites is the use of digitalized measuring devices. They improve the accuracy in measurements and include GPS and laser tracking devices.
Technology is with us and is cutting across the spectrum. Innovations will arise and, they are all geared towards enhancing productivity. Adopting them will put your construction company at the forefront in delivering quality products on time and efficiently.
Using technology in the construction of speed bumps can reduce the number of traffic accidents on our roads. This will improve the productivity of your working crew.
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