As one of the least digitised industries, the construction sector struggles with poor project management and execution, risks undermining on-site safety, insufficient sustainability efforts, and more. Against this challenging backdrop, technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, and building information modeling (BIM) are emerging as game-changers, making the jobs of builders, contractors, and workers—among other stakeholders involved—much more efficient.
For example, AI helps optimise work schedules, enhance overall productivity of a project, and improve workplace safety. AI and cognitive technologies automate mundane yet essential tasks with few or zero errors, making the processes simple and time-efficient. AI also enables contractors and building managers to monitor construction sites using computer vision to analyse data in real-time and predict possible certainty problems, delays, or malfunctions.
Furthermore, technologies like augmented reality and virtual reality are playing a critical role in forecasting erosions in structures by running a computer simulation with determined close-to-reality settings. 3D printing is another innovative technology that is showing immense promise in the construction industry. Architects and engineers are leveraging 3D printing to create detailed models and produce particular real-size objects or parts that are otherwise difficult to manufacture. Another notable advantage of 3D printing is that it saves production costs on material waste and greatly reduces construction time. BIM, on the other hand, connects architects, engineers, and other stakeholders within a construction project and enables them to exchange and share information online and instantly implement it into their work process.
Beyond this, today, several construction-based startups are actively coming out with breakthrough solutions like modular buildings, smart materials generative designs, and more, taking the industry a step ahead of the traditional approach.
To assist companies in finding the right construction technology partner, Construction Tech Review has compiled a list of leading construction tech startups in Europe that are taking the industry by storm with their cutting-edge solutions and services. The enlisted organisations are transforming construction operations and processes at the convergence of several disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CIOs.
We present to you Construction Tech Review’s “Top 10 Construction Tech Startups in UK – 2021.”