Our construction crews and contractor partners have been using continuously advancing technology for decades. In recent years, the construction industry has seen an influx of modern digital technologies that make building methods more efficient and effective. From BIM software to drones to 3D printing, there are many ways that we are leveraging technology to design and build more energy efficient homes and commercial buildings. Let’s explore how some of these innovative tools are being used in the field.
UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), more commonly known as drones, have become one of the most important technologies used on construction sites. Drones can be used for a wide range of tasks such as surveying land, mapping out sites and inspecting structures without putting people at risk. They also help reduce costs associated with labor since they can get the job done faster than traditional inspection methods. Meridian has made extensive use of drone photography and videography to capture finished building images that only a controlled aerial view can provide.
With 3D printing, it is now possible to produce physical prototypes quickly and accurately. This helps save money by eliminating the margin of error and costly mistakes that might otherwise be made by hand. This technology is also being used to create custom parts or pieces for structures that cannot be sourced through traditional manufacturing channels. This can help reduce time spent on sourcing materials and keeps projects on track. Additionally, 3D printing can help reduce waste since only the exact amount of material needed is used in production.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) integrated with project management software helps streamline operations by providing a unified platform for viewing all project data in one place. This makes it easier for team members like architects, owners, construction managers, and subcontractors to collaborate and stay up-to-date on project changes quickly. Potential issues can be addressed before they become a problem. Collaborators can see everything they need to execute on a day-to-day basis.
BIM software also provides valuable early insights into energy efficiency which is essential when constructing sustainable buildings or homes. For example, BIM software can indicate areas of possible air leakages from windows or doors or other parts of the building envelope which could significantly increase energy bills if not addressed properly during construction phases.
Technology is having a major impact on the way we approach building processes as it continues to advance. By leveraging drone technology, 3D printing, BIM software and other modern tools, teams are able to minimize costs associated with labor and materials while creating more efficient homes and buildings that use less energy.
At Meridian Construction we understand how important it is to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies in order to provide our clients with exceptional workmanship every time. If you’d like to learn more about some of the latest technologies used to leverage building efficiency and quality, feel free to contact us online or call 603-527-0101.