Construction Technology

Knowledge Area Definition

Construction technology refers to the collection of innovative tools, machinery, modifications, software, etc. used during the construction phase of a project that enables advancement in field construction methods, including semi-automated and automated construction equipment.

Value Proposition

Construction Technology is a collection of multiple CII research practices dealing with technology applications and opportunities to improve project performance in the construction industry.

  • The research validates that the adoption of proven technology can improve construction industry productivity by 30-45%, as well as improved material predictability and reliabiltiy.
  • Even though the construction industry has not kept pace with the automation advancements of other industries, automation has proven to improve most key areas including cost, schedule, quality, safety and production.
  • Electronic simulation has proven to be a very succesful application for the industy improving constructability, maintainability, operability, quality and safety while reducing cost and schedule.
  • Other technologies adopted by the industry, such as RFI, wireless and advanced building technolgy have all provided industry benefits in quality, productivity, reliability, less rework and improved inventory management.

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