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What Are Some of the Latest Trends in Construction Technology?

Accounting Support • Jun 04, 2022
In the construction industry, technology is ever-evolving. And with it comes new trends. That's why we've put together this list. These are the latest trends in construction tech.

In the construction industry, technology is ever-evolving. And with it comes new trends. That's why we've put together this list. These are the latest trends in construction tech. These are the technologies that will shape the future of the construction industry.

So keep reading to find out what trends you need to watch out for. And we'll discuss how Points North can help your business use them for the highest benefit and gain.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial intelligence (AI) is tech that allows computers to mimic human intelligence. AI is becoming popular in a variety of industries, including construction

AI can partner with construction companies to manage construction projects. There are many project management software programs that use AI. They help track the progress of construction projects. These software programs can help you communicate with construction workers and share documents.

Big Data and Analytics

The rate of adoption of new tech within the construction industry is increasing. In recent years, the industry has started using data and analytics to make better decisions. The use of data and analytics can give construction companies a distinct advantage. By studying past projects and trends through data management programs, construction companies can predict potential problems. 

Augmented Reality (AR)

Augmented Reality (AR) has only recently begun in construction projects. AR allows you to superimpose digital images onto the real world. This gives you a more immersive experience with construction projects. 

AR can provide several advantages to construction companies. It can create simulated environments used for testing purposes. Such as how a building will stand up to severe weather conditions.

AR can help construction companies to:

- Reduce errors and improve accuracy 

- Improve safety on construction sites 

- Speed up the building process 

AR has many potential applications in construction projects. AR can help with the planning and execution of projects. And this can also provide real-time information about a construction site.

The Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of equipment and tools connected to the internet. These devices allow them to collect data and communicate with each other.

The IoT is changing the construction industry by making it easier to collect data. This data then helps to improve safety, efficiency, and productivity.

Virtual Reality (VR)

Virtual reality is becoming a more common tool in the construction industry. Virtual reality (VR) enables you to create a simulated environment. 

VR has many potential applications in construction projects. For example, VR can create virtual models of construction projects. These models help construction workers to plan and execute projects.

3D Printing Construction Technology

3D printing is quickly growing in popularity in construction. 3D printing makes it possible to create physical objects by using a printer.

3D printing is the future of the construction industry. It makes it possible to create physical objects by using a printer. This tech has several potential applications. And it's only getting started.

Prefabrication and Modular Construction

The construction industry is always looking for ways to build faster. Prefabrication and modular construction are two methods of construction that does exactly that. 

Prefabrication is the process of constructing components off-site and then assembling them on-site. This can help to speed up the construction process. Modular construction is a type of prefabrication where individual modules are constructed off-site. And then assembled on-site. This allows for a more efficient construction process.

Construction companies are using prefabrication and modular construction to build projects faster. This helps to reduce construction costs and improve the quality of construction projects.


Drones are becoming a popular tool in the construction industry. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are drones that are controlled remotely. Used for a variety of purposes, drones can take photographs, create videos, and create maps.

This information can help plan and track the progress of construction projects. Having eyes in the sky on a construction project means that you can track the project site, equipment, and workers. This helps to ensure that everything is on schedule and to your standards.

Mobile apps

Construction companies are adopting mobile apps. Mobile apps can handle project management, time tracking, and invoicing. Mobile apps can take project management to the next level.

Mobile apps on construction projects streamline the construction process. As Mobile apps improve, they are sure to further advance construction project management. And help construction companies to build projects faster and more efficiently.

Software for Generating and Sending Certified Payroll Reports

Clients in the construction industry who perform government funded work must submit detailed reports that confirm that each employee is being paid the prevailing wage specific to their job – Points North provides a solution that makes this process short and straightforward each week. 

Certified payroll reporting, also known as prevailing wage reporting or Davis-Bacon reporting, is by its nature complex. Companies must track each employee by project, job classification, location, and hours worked. Further complicating the issue, construction firms often work multiple government projects in multiple jurisdictions - with employees at times working on more than one project or doing more than one job. 

Certified Payroll Reporting by Points North manages this complexity and allows construction professionals to generate and send certified payroll reports within minutes. With API integrations with most major payroll platforms, this solution can save time and money.

Learn more about Certified Payroll Reporting here!

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