Silver Construction pointed out that, on a macro level, the construction industry has not changed much over the last 50 years, relying on the same methods to complete jobs.
“We’re not making change for change sake, but I’m sure our businesses have to evolve,” he said. He also said that we’re confusing technology and innovation and that’s a dangerous thing.
Before co-founding Bridgit, Hasegawa worked on-site, which made her realize all of the inefficiencies that needed to be addressed. “I was used to using my phone, I was used to using my computer for everything else in my life, but as soon as I got to work I wasn’t doing that,” she added.
According to Hasegawa, some companies have already started to use other existing technology to improve the way they work. Drones or UAVs (Unmanned Aierial Vehicle) have made their way on to construction sites recently, mainly used to capture aerial images for progress photography. Hasegawa also says 4D modeling will become more prominent, which would be used to determine which part of a project is behind schedule, on time or ahead of schedule.