| |MARCH 20209PREFABRICATION:Prefabrication has come a long way and is gaining in popularity in response to increasing pressure on project budgets and timelines. Prefabrication helps to build the base elements in a controlled environment. It eliminates significant portions of in-site influence that potentially contribute to delays in the construction cycle. The quality of the development is optimal in a manufacturing/factory production environment. In comparison to conventional construction, the prefabricated construction end product is always in line with specifications. MODULAR CONSTRUCTION: Modular building construction is fast gaining popularity. Standardised processes have made it possible to assemble many components offsite. Ready-to-assemble units are shipped and assembled on site, resulting in improved control on material delivery and construction schedule. The standard modular structure helps to cut down on costs and keeps effective track on production, delivery and installation timelines.PREFAB AND MODULAR CONSTRUCTION PROCESSES HAVE THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS:· Eco-friendly­Via recycling of leftover construction material. Traditional construction practices can result in large amounts of waste being sent to landfills.· Economical -Via bulk discounts on materials. · Quality standards - Since all the work occurs in a factory-controlled environment, there is lesser risk from problems typically associated with moisture, environmental hazards and dirt. DRONES:Many construction sites are nowadays heavily dependant on the use of drones. Surveyors can assess a site in just a few minutes, whereas in the past it'd take them several weeks or months. As drone technology continues to evolve in precision of readings, the need for human involvement will decrease, as will the possibility of error. Companies were initially hesitant to use drones as they needed a controller. Today, as drone technology evolves, construction companies are embracing this technology.ROBOTICS:In Robotics lies the future of the construction industry. Modular construction has started using this technology in a controlled factory environment. Robots laying bricks and tying rebars might emerge a common sight. ADVANCED USES FOR GPS:While GPS tracking solutions aren't new, they're now being used in more creative and resourceful ways:· Replacement of traditional surveying equipment· Data for potential project sites can be quickly and accurately collected· Project managers are also using GPS in fleet management at construction sites through devices that share accurate location co-ordinates· It's easier to find lost or stolen equipment through the use of maps that pinpoint the exact location of any of these items.GREEN CONSTRUCTION: The real estate sector is increasingly adopting green building concepts. The concept of green construction involves using construction material and technology that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life cycle -- from design and construction to operations, maintenance, renovation and demolition. It is also cost-efficient.One trend is clear - the emphasis on real-time collaboration and communication. By deploying the technologies mentioned above, we can meet the demands of a rapidly urbanising world while being efficient, ensuring high quality and facilitating optimal utilisation of resources. Effluent treatment of water through waste water treatment plant will not just solve the issue of drinking water but will also facilitate
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