What is Construction 4.0?.|
Construction 4.0 is the new term for the evolution and digitalization of processes in the building and construction sector.
Construction 4.0 is a new trend that has arrived hand in hand with different types of technologies, with solutions focused on innovating and managing building processes intelligently.
In addition to promoting evolution in design.
Collaborative work between all stakeholders
Quality control of processes
Automation and robotics
Empowering line workers
Improvement of safety management at work
Sustainability measures implementation
Main challenges of the sector.|
.| Improving the digital skills of on-site personnel.
.| Automation of administrative processes.
.| Automated quality inspection.
.| Optimization of energy consumption and waste generation.
.| Unique data management among all the agents involved.
.| Intelligent operation and maintenance of buildings and infrastructures.
.| Control and improvement of safety conditions on site.
.| Control of compliance with technical and sustainability criteria.
.| Simulation and modeling throughout the life cycle.
.| Monitoring and control of construction machinery maintenance.
.| Standardization of data and collaborative work in all phases.
.| Optimization of planning and inventories.
& Data Analytics
Data-driven strategies for companies in the construction sector.
.| Discover the knowledge hidden in the data, from any source.
.| To do it in a collaborative way among all participating agents.
.| Enable all levels of the organization to make decisions efficiently.
.| Employ AI capabilities to access hundreds of data visualizations in an intuitive way.
.| Reduce reporting times and complex solutions.
Providing customer training for adoption
Develop customized applications and solutions for the generation of all kinds of experiences.
Facilitate customer use of 3D models in the creation of virtual or mixed experiences.
Implementation of extended realities in combination with other technologies (e.g. BIM).
The BIM methodology responds to the industry’s need for a means of sharing information and updates across the entire construction 4.0 value chain.
.| Applications for taking measurements directly on the construction site.
.| It is also possible to visualize the next steps in a project plan.
.| In the same way, it is possible to present the auxiliary equipment and machinery that, in subsequent phases, must be on the construction site in their actual location.
What are the advantages of BIM methodology in Construction 4.0?
IoT and Digital Twins in Construction 4.0
Sensorization and data processing .|
.| Building sensorization produces large amounts of data.
.| Sent via the internet, they allow monitoring of the performance and impact on the sustainability of the building and its installations.
.| Centralized processing: ingestion, storage, and calculations performed on the information received through the internet.
.| This processing makes it possible to generate predictive models through artificial intelligence.
.| It is possible to analyze and optimize consumption, quality of life, and environmental impact.
IoT and Digital Twins IoT for Facility Management..|
.| Operation and maintenance parameters of machinery and facilities.
.| Air quality.
.| Lighting quality.
.| Presence control.
.| Water consumption.
.| Energy consumption.
.| Waste generation.
.| Emissions and immissions.
Development of the digitalization process
Connection to IoT systems
Training of AI and ML models
Deployment and testing
Analysis of processes and digitizable objects
Assessment of criticality degree
Definition of progressive digitalization plan
Detailed definition of the process
Evaluation of expected return
Predictive maintenance of site equipment based on historical data.|
Project cost analysis and cost analysis of external suppliers can be used to optimize material consumption and sources of supply.
By analyzing the amount of waste of each material, it is possible to adjust the number of certain materials for future similar constructions.
By studying the prices of external suppliers, the best offers can be found automatically.
Supply Chain Control in Construction 4.0
.| Automatic counting of items upon receipt at the construction site.
.| Application to different geometries, product types, etc.
.| Real-time counting.
.| Possibility of automatic comparison and validation with incoming delivery notes.
.| Possibility of automatic registration in the management system.
.| Accident detection.
.| Automatic control of PPE use.
.| Verification of the placement of safety elements on site:
– Nets – Handrails – Scaffolding
Continuous data collection in real time
Build predictive models / learning algorithms
Real-time data analysis to detect failures and root cause patterns
Sending alerts / notifications for actions
Improving the equipment maintenance plan
Inventory and spare part cost optimization
When automated, the quality inspection process becomes more accurate and repeatable. This allows for improving the finishes of the work and compliance with technical requirements with lower consumption of resources.
With Machine Vision, the quality of finishes and compliance with technical requirements is inferred on-site in real-time.
Development of the automatic process.|
.| Control of the use of PPE in industrial areas or construction sites.
.| Connection with AI systems.
.| Training of AI models.
.| Deployment and testing.
.| Production start-up.
.| Continuous improvement.