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6 Technology Trends in Construction for 2023

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Many industries benefit from software technology such as robotics, VR, AR, and GPS, and the construction industry is no exception. New technologies and custom construction software development are making construction safer, more efficient, environmentally friendly, and data-driven.

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Based on more than 5-year expertise in custom construction software development, in this article, the Intelvision team reveals the key technology trends in the construction sector.

The Main Technology Trends in Construction for 2023

The construction industry has seen significant advancements in technology over the years, and the trend is rapidly growing. With 2023 just a few years away, it is clear that the industry will continue to see more technological advancements in the coming years. Here are the top 10 technology trends in construction for 2023.

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

BIM is widely used in the construction industry as it provides accurate 3D building data, which is helpful in the decision-making process. According to the McGraw Hill report, ⅔ of BIM solutions  users have reported a positive ROI. Moreover, the creation of the Museum of Contemporary Art (Colorado) has proved that BIM significantly speeds up work and reduces costs. The museum was opened a year earlier than expected, and with a budget savings of $400.000.


AI-oriented drones can offer real-time aerial imagery, progress tracking, safety monitoring, and more. Companies can also use drones to explore the area for construction, promote the final product, and advertise residential complexes using drone shots. Over time, drones will more likely become one of the most valuable technologies in the industry. The commercial drone market to average annual growth of 24.3% until 2027, according to various researches.

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3D Printing

Nowadays, 3D printing can do more than make a mini model of a building. Although it seems like a fragment of some fantasy novel, the future has already arrived: with the help of 3D printers, even the floors of buildings and even entire villages are printed in 2023. According to a GVR report, 3D printing in the construction industry is expected to grow annually by about 90% compounded.

Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things is making its way into the construction sector, improving safety, performance, and on-site accountability. An IoT system can also easily collect performance analytics and progress data. Last but not least, the Internet of Things will be widely used in home improvement. Smart home systems are expensive. But in the long run, the costs pay off. After all, devices help:

  • manage household chores remotely;
  • reduce the cost of energy;
  • prevent fires and leaks;
  • quickly deal with the accident, if it did happen;
  • protect your home from burglary.

Savings from the introduction of smart systems reach up to 30% per year. Restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and banks all over the world are the most actively investing in IoT technology.

The concept of smart cities is also developing. In Hamburg, smart lighting has been installed along the roads. Motion sensors on street lights help a German city with little night traffic save millions of euros on electricity. The main task is to make the concept of the metropolis safe and friendly to people, as well as economical and more beneficial to the environment.

GPS and Telematics

GPS and telematics technologies will become more integrated with heavy equipment and vehicles, providing real-time location and equipment data. By providing visibility into heavy equipment operations, site managers can optimize equipment utilization rates, reduce idle time, and improve overall construction site productivity.

Cloud Computing

Cloud-based technology will continue to be a critical driver of digital transformation in construction in 2023. Why? It is flexible, secure, cost-effective, mobile, and future-proof. According to the 2012 survey, 16% of contractors stated they felt cloud computing was important to their businesses. A few years later, the same company ran a similar survey and found that 85% of contractors had already implemented or were planning to implement cloud solutions.

What Changes Will Technology Bring to Construction?

As technology improves by leaps and bounds, it’s clear that the construction industry will be completely transformed over the next few decades. The integration of innovative solutions is revolutionizing the way projects are designed, executed, and managed. Those companies that learn to adapt to change and start adopting technologies faster than others will become leaders in the construction sector.

Published: April 25, 2023

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