What is Geoconstruction and Why is it Important

With Geo-construction becoming the heart and soul of architecture, it is safe to assume the future is being built with reliable technology in use- and shall stand the test of time.

What is Geoconstruction and Why is it Important
What is Geoconstruction and Why is it Important

What is Geoconstruction and Why is it Important

Geoconstruction- the art of construction using technology

With mass urbanisation and a rapidly expanding cityscape, the modernisation pressure, especially in developing countries, is rising rapidly. With populations moving into metropolitans by the minute, the need for development and construction is the need of the hour.

Tools like BIM and 3-D modelling of spaces have helped immensely in the reduction of time and money costs associated with the construction of infrastructure. Now, areas, buildings, and public services can be modelled and made in a digital landscape with an accurate measurement, risk analysis, and costs projections.

How geospatial technology is useful for construction. 

Geospatial technology and data act as a support system in the development of infrastructure as do other technologies like IoT, BIM, Cloud, and Augmented Reality /Virtual Reality.

3-D modelling and BIM help architects streamline processes and systems of building and construction across platforms for all stakeholders involved. A digital plan is created that is shared across all levels, all parties included, so everyone is on the same page with the progress. All this massive data is stored in the cloud for easy access from across the globe by all people on the project.

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Mapping of areas before and after construction requires the use of satellites, radars, and UAVs such as drones. These help architects understand the progress and prevent any mishaps in time. Since the entire project is modelling digitally before execution- the chances of calculation and execution mistakes are slim, and thus, it helps reduce costs and time.

Advantages of Geo-construction

Urban planning has become more complex over time with the development of transport infrastructure, development of public spaces, and support infrastructure. This has resulted in the automation and integration of technology into architecture and development of infrastructure.

BIM (Building Information Modelling) and GIM (Geo-Information Modelling) are projected to increase construction productivities many times over through their interoperability and strong support skills in infrastructure.

Spatial information enables sharing a common picture of the project across platforms and levels of construction so that everyone involved in a project can see the progress and add whatever they contribute for others to see. This helps increase productivity by reducing overlapping activities, minimising risk, and enabling project completion on time.

With Geo-construction becoming the heart and soul of architecture, it is safe to assume the future is being built with reliable technology in use- and shall stand the test of time.

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