Digital Trends in Construction Industry

Building Information Modeling: Construction Information Modeling is the process and digital representation for modeling and managing the physical aspects of a construction project. It is a general knowledge base for facility information, providing a solid foundation for decisions throughout the life cycle of the facility, from construction to decommissioning. BIM can be used to create (3D) models and can be extended to include schedule (4D), cost estimation (5D), durability (6D) and operation maintenance (7D). It offers many advantages including more efficient design, better integration, lower cost, increased accuracy and significant reduction in errors and rework. BIM is expected to save between 4% and 6% on project costs. The importance of BIM has increased as technology standards expand.

Virtual and Augmented Reality: Manufacturing companies can now see the next phase of design, fabrication and production of their project components using technologies such as AR and VR. A living, clear or implicit visualization of a tangible, real-world environment with features added by desktop sensory input is known as augmented reality (AR). VR is an artificial environment created by software that presents the user with a real-world virtual replica. 2D, CAD and BIM plan sets can be turned into truly immersive AR and VR experiences that showcase structures and interiors in virtual 3D. This gives the stakeholders a better idea of ​​the transparency of space mapping as well as what will be created.

Component Building Production with Digital Enhancement: With a renewed focus on efficiency and faster construction processes, advanced industrial construction is already on the rise. Many construction activities are moved away from the workplace and handed over to the factory in an industrial approach - insert prefabricated and modular construction solutions. The construction site receives pre-fabricated building components and modules for assembly. Since these are not new ideas, developers are encouraged to incorporate prefabrication and technology innovation into their projects. This technology helps solve specific construction problems such as timely delivery, economic viability, quality and environmental sustainability.

Printing in 3D: 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, involves digital layering of materials to create three-dimensional objects from digital files. It is well developed in the industry, especially within polymers, metals, ceramics and concrete, adapts to a wide range of materials and offers virtually infinite design flexibility. Printing piping and fittings, equipment and supplies, concrete formwork, insulated concrete panels, walls with integrated mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and solar tile roofs are all new opportunities.


To gain the most data-driven insights, construction companies must incorporate digital into every area of ​​their operations. With increasing technological innovation, now is the time to embrace disruption, increase productivity, and take advantage of the industry's ongoing digital transformation.