The urban population increased from 751 million in 1950 to 4.2 billion in 2018, raising the bar continuously for affordable housing, transportation, and utility infrastructure, according to the United Nations. The construction industry seeks new approaches to accelerate development, manage scarce materials, adopt new eco-friendly approaches to respond to new regulations, and build the future of construction with a sustainable engineering mindset.
Digital technology has a vast opportunity to improve the construction process through better integration and enhanced performance. The expectation from Artificial Intelligence, virtual reality, drone technologies, wearable technology, and the Internet of things include raised productivity, shortened development, improved planning and development, and enhanced safety. As a result, construction is interweaved with other sectors such as residential and commercial housing, transportation, energy, water, and industrial companies. The benefits ripple across multiple industries.