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Innovations in Commercial Construction Techniques – Hill Commercial Construction  

New construction technology, as well as the rapid development of new techniques, carry the potential to fully transform the commercial construction industry in the coming years. Some of these technologies and innovations include buildings that generate clean energy via solar panels and wind turbines to reduce their environmental impact. Recent advances in construction methods such as 3d printing and modular construction are changing the construction business. As the construction industry continues to accelerate forward, commercial building innovations are going to bring even more developments and advancements in the construction process. Here are some of the innovations advanced technologies construction professionals are using on construction sites today.

Three-Dimensional Printing 

In recent years we have seen technological innovations that help to reduce construction time. There has been the development of massive 3D printers that usually use a mixture of traditional building materials, concrete and composites to allow commercial construction companies, such as Hill Commercial Construction, to use curvilinear forms throughout the building process. These kinds of smart buildings provide superior adaptability as well as flexibility by utilizing integrated mobile and digital technologies to improve the following; on-site communications, on-site security and access, and climate control and regulation. Smart buildings also allow property owners to create and maintain an efficient, comfortable, as well as controlled environment.

Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning 

Predictive analytics continues to establish its significance in the construction industry with the core stack of technology tools. By leveraging the available data and integrating it with machine learning, construction firms are capable of predicting future outcomes. For instance, if specific construction materials have resulted in specific building outcomes, predictive analysis can help to choose the best materials for constructing certain commercial buildings. Essentially, these predictions can be used to make more informed decisions and strategize the best moves. 

Artificial Intelligence for Construction Workflows 

Efficient construction management and data analysis are critical when running complex projects and teams in the construction industry. Project management benefits and optimized workflows are essential when managing large projects. Historically the construction industry has always been slow to adopt new technology, and efforts to digitize workflows have always encountered challenges. Nevertheless, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and real-time data software solutions are making it easy to optimize workflows in communication, data, and transparency. 

AI can be effectively used to manage construction documents, including spec books and submittals. This makes it easy to access key data, communicate efficiently, and transparently review all the processes. 

Building Information Modelling 

Building planning and designing is usually a collaborative process that demands input from multiple sources, such as the engineers, architects, clients, builders, and others involved in the process. With traditional methods, it becomes very difficult to visualize every element because various teams work independently on their files. The utilization of advanced Building Information Modelling (BIM) allows everyone to work from the same database and on a single shared model. 

The use of 6D BIM allows cost and time overlays, as well as accounts for energy budgeting. With the combination of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), it’s possible to visualize models on a real scale and test in a simulated environment. 

At Hill Commercial Construction, we are at the forefront of adopting new technologies and innovations to make our construction processes as efficient as possible. We offer our clients expertise in all phases of the project, from due diligence through final closeout into warranty and beyond– and we’re known for going above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to helping clients define, locate and build the right space for their specific needs. Contact us to learn more and get started.