7 Major Takeaways from the Fifth Annual Construction Technology Report

JBKnowledge published an extensive study on the state of construction technology in 2016, the 5th Annual Construction Technology Report.

By surveying more than 50,000 construction industry professionals and accumulating more than 2,000 responses, the climate of construction progress is clear: There is a lot of catch-up and work to do, but there is also a lot of potential to establish a promising future for construction. BIM is the answer, but companies need to be willing to devote the time and resources necessary to pave the road to BIM adoption.

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Why Drones Are Becoming a Big Deal

Drones have become a big, big deal over the last few years.

We are seeing them everywhere in the forms of new, high-gadget toys for our kids to use by the military.

But the application of drones for the building and construction industry is also growing at a rapid pace. A recent report from Business Wire states that the global demand for drones in the real estate and construction industry will reach a cumulative market value of $20.5 billion.

The application of drones in our industry can extend to:

  • Marketing: aerial photos of your office, job sites, or for use in presentations
  • Construction: real-time photos taken every day of your construction site as it’s being completed
  • Architecture: as-built design comparisons to insure design intent
  • Engineering: safely explore difficult-to-reach areas, such as bridges, large facilities, and roadways
  • Agriculture: Assess your current and future production

At CADsoft, we have embraced the future of drone technology. We explore the complexities, legalities, and the practical application of drone imagery in design and workflow planning. These are exciting times and we are here to help you decide if drone scanning is the future of your business.