15 Oct WHAT’S THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION? KEYNOTE SPEAKER & FUTURIST EXPLAINS
Connect with future of construction speakers and futurist keynote speaking pros and you’d hear that tomorrow’s industry is likely to see significant changes and innovations in various areas:
- Automation – Increased use of robots, drones, 3D printing and other technologies to automate construction processes for increased speed, accuracy and safety. For example, according to top future of construction speakers, think automated bricklaying machines.
- Digitalization – More reliance on digital platforms, big data, AI and cloud computing to manage projects, design virtually, coordinate supply chains and logistics. Things like digital twins will become more common.
- New materials – New sustainable construction materials derived from recycled materials, bioplastics, composites, etc. Top future of construction speakers say they can reduce environmental impact.
- Modular construction – More use of prefabricated and modular components built offsite to improve quality and efficiency. Entire modules can be assembled onsite faster.
- Wearable technology & exoskeletons – Workers will increasingly wear tech-enhanced safety gear and robotic exoskeletons to improve human strength, health and capabilities on the job.
- Alternative energy – Renewable energy sources like solar and wind will become more prevalent to power construction projects and equipment in eco-friendly ways or so future of construction speakers reveal.
- Smart infrastructure – Buildings and infrastructure will incorporate more sensors, connectivity and data collection capabilities for improved monitoring, management and efficiency.
- Skills training – The skills gap means more investment will be needed in training and upskilling workers to meet what future of construction speakers say are tomorrow’s technical skills demands in the industry.
- Safety improvements – Usage of tech and stricter safety protocols to reduce injury, accidents and fatalities on construction sites.
Most future of construction speakers figure that the coming years will bring new ways to leverage technology to improve productivity, quality, sustainability and worker welfare across the construction life cycle. Significant innovation and change is ahead, or so many futurist consultants would explain.