3 Tech Predictions for the Construction Industry

Nautilus Homes would like to share with you a glimpse of how technology is shaping the way that leading edge custom home builders will be doing business in the 21st century.

According to there are “3 Tech Predictions” that are already being adopted into the industry and we think you may get a “kick” out of them… or at least a good laugh!

At a minimum, we hope you enjoy them.


Drones will and are already making an impact through improved project evaluation via aerial surveys and building surveillance.

Rather than paying for security personnel, drones are able to take its place, saving companies time and money.

Drones can also be used for collecting images that contribute to virtual reality or augmented reality versions of a physical place.

Aside from its on-site benefits, drones can be extremely useful in the pre-planning stages, even before a shovel hits the ground.

Wearable Tech

On a smaller scale, construction companies are now using wearable devices like smart watches and smart clothing. In terms of safety, wearable tech has the ability to record the vital signs of on-site workers, as well as allow injured workers to signal for help.

By providing a greater number of safety precautions on job sites, construction workers can now rely on wearable technology if they find themselves in a hazardous situation. Another example of how this technology helps are special alarms that automatically beep when a worker gets near a hole or edge of a fall zone.

Less Tablets, More Phablets

Although tablets are now commonly used on job sites, another trend coming to construction is an increase in phablets.
Represented by a convergence of phones and tablets, phablets are smartphones with a larger screen size, but have the functionality of both devices.

Phablets are much easier to carry and can fit in pockets, which is perfect for construction sites. They allow for the accessibility and mobility of smartphones, as well as the ability to view reports, drawings and capture digital signatures.
The days of traditional paper blueprints are truly numbered, especially at the most progressive job sites around the country.

So next time you hear some one say “they sure don’t build them like they used to,” you can smile and say in return “thank goodness”!