- Construction contractors are used to following industry standards, rather than being innovating themselves. Some believe that this has much to do with the strict regulations in the construction sector and that the inclusion of any new, technological process may lead contractors to the assumption that they are overstepping important regulatory boundaries. This can also be seen with regards to the South African construction industry.
- Many construction contractors (especially here in South Africa) are completely lacking any construction technology strategy, with no clear plan as to whether or not they should implement automotive software and integrated digital platforms with their construction processes.
- Other construction contractors believe that they lack the budget and experiential requirements to be able to adopt these technological processes.
According to Building Design + Construction and KPMG, their recent studies have shown an unwillingness for construction contractors to utilise construction technology in the industry. This means that contractors are unwilling to utilise drones, mobile technology and robotics in order to make their lives easier. Now, these are international schematics, but the conclusion is that 1st world construction contractors are only 30% likely to use radio-frequency identification to track equipment on site. Further numbers are remarkable; after the obvious beneficial capacity of using drones in the commercial construction sector, only 40% of contractors show any interest in drone technology. Additionally, only 60% of contractors use Building Information Modelling software, an ingenious resource that allows seamless collaboration between architects and contractors.Why is this the case?
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