In a recent podcast episode, Thomas Harring, President, Hexagon’s Geosystems division, spoke with Catrin Jones, the Deputy Editor at Construction Technology, about the future of autonomous technology in the construction industry. The talk revolved around Hexagon’s recent Autonomous Construction Tech Outlook, which highlighted that an astounding 84% of tech decision-makers across North America, the UK, and Australia have adopted some form of autonomous technology over the past year.
Based on input from over 1,000 senior executives, the study shows that the construction industry is embracing autonomous technology at a significant rate. This is particularly noteworthy, as the construction sector is often perceived as slow to adopt new technology. To illustrate this point, Harring quoted science fiction author, William Gibson, “The future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed.”
Harring and Jones also discussed the main challenges facing construction firms in the short and long term and how technology is being used to address these issues. A key focus is creating project transparency and automating tasks to enhance decision-making, connecting data, stakeholders, assets, and the workforce.
If you’re interested in the relationship between construction and technology or curious about the future of autonomous tech, you can find the Construction Technology podcast here.