- The construction industry in 2020 adopted in one year what would have normally taken three, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to commercial real estate services firm JLL’s latest “State of Construction Tech” report.
- This acceleration was most evident in several high-impact areas of construction tech — digital collaboration, scanning, safety, wearables, building information modeling (BIM) and computer-aided design (CAD). Achieving moderate growth were technologies related to drones, jobs and employment, robotics, augmented and virtual reality and digital twins.
- In the next few post-pandemic years, JLL estimated that the foundational technologies, those that form the basis of any tech program, will be BIM, CAD, artificial intelligence and digital collaboration. Other technologies that will have a significant impact on construction in the future are drones, scanning and modular construction.