AI and connectivity, along with renewable energy and alternative fuels, will dramatically impact the construction jobsite in the next 10 years, according to a recent whitepaper published by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
As jobsites become more connected, contractors and construction companies gather thousands of data points for later use. These data points could be monetized and shared with others outside the industry for even greater good and connectivity, according to the the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). From weather mapping with cloud-based systems to wearables detecting when people take falls, the bright future of construction site technology that AEM details in its latest whitepaper suggests more than just contractors and operators can benefit from data collection and interconnectivity.
AEM presented 10 top trends for the future of building construction, among them alternative power, the electrification of compact equipment, autonomous machinery and sensors for increased safety. Hosted by Brooke Konopacki, AEM senior director of community insights, and Ray Gallant, Volvo vice president of product management and productivity region, the webinar presentation of these top trends delineated a recent whitepaper the association published, an in-depth analysis of the leading influences that could dramatically impact the construction industry over the next decade.
The top 10 trends include:
- Increased Regulation of Carbon-based Fuels Spurs Adoption of Alternative Power Solutions
2. Renewable Energy Production Booms
3. Compact Equipment Trends Electric
4. Connectivity Leads to Jobsite Transformation
5. Pathway Toward Autonomous Machinery
6. Sensors Improve Efficiency and Safety
7. Fewer Workers, Different Skillsets
8. Business Models Shift Toward Subscriptions
9. Construction Data Will Reveal Its Value
10. Cybersecurity Becomes Central to Corporate Strategy