Technology Trends in Construction 2023

We have been researching what will be the biggest technology trends in construction in 2023 and, here is what we found out.

These technology trends have been gaining traction over the last 5 years, but we think they are going to become more widely used in the next 5 to 10 years throughout the construction industry.  Have a look at what construction technology trends we found:

3D Printing:

3D printing has been a construction technology trend for a few years now and clearly 3D printing technology has proven itself useful in the fields of aerospace medicine and instrumentation since its inception. With 3D printers now able to build walls and print concrete this process could revolutionise construction as we know it. But is 3D printing in construction just a fad or does it have real staying power as a technology that can serve as a long-term solution?

Find out more here on AUTODESK Construction Cloud’s Blog. 

3D Printer


Workers on construction sites can use drones to inspect complex or out of the way dangerous machines or structures without endangering people. Other uses of drones include building road pipeline foundations and aerial surveying of various types of projects. From rendering landscapes for use in 3D applications to measuring and inspecting obstacles and providing aviation safety for high-risk construction sites drones will become more familiar to construction workers.

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence:

Artificial intelligence can monitor the health of entire machines and vehicles and individual components to address maintenance issues before critical equipment failures occur. Project management tools with machine learning give site managers a top-down view of every process and object. Before bringing them to work you can better understand where design changes in the project model will apply to problems in the simulation environment.

Robotics and IoT:

A noteworthy trend in the management of the construction industry is the use of IoT sensors and geo-fencing technology. Site managers can then ensure that employees only use machines and tools at approved times and in the correct locations. This method also prevents attempted theft by alerting people when an asset leaves its designated location. There are many uses of robots in industry to reduce risks or assist with most manual tasks such as bricklaying. This way people can often complete tasks faster with less risk of injury. The use of construction bots is becoming increasingly popular especially as industry leaders focus on real-world use cases.

Find out here how Boston Dynamics uses robotics in construction.

Smart Road Technology:

Smart infrastructure is key to modernisation as cities face new pressures to develop more efficient roads and highways. Smart roads based on IoT and Information Communication Technology (ICT) allow cities and transport authorities to collect and analyse data to improve day-to-day traffic management. A Smart road infrastructure can also help cities meet long-term sustainable transport needs. IoT sensors cameras radar and 5G-compatible technology can analyse data in real time and use it to improve congested roads and traffic flow.

Find out more about Smart Road Technology with Intel

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