Construction Technology Startups

The real estate and construction industries are known to be late adopters of new technology and trends. However, a number of construction technology startups are offering solutions that cannot be ignored. The United States is the second largest construction market in the world with a 10% market share. Investors and tech developers are starting to pay more attention to these sectors. We’re staying on top of the newest construction technology that is hitting the industry.

 

Real Connex is an online marketplace for real estate professionals. The marketplace connects professionals from across the industry: capital, investments, and services. It is an online business-to-business marketplace that connects real estate professionals in a much faster way than traditional methods.

 

Construction Automation INC has developed an automated system using 3D technology and robots. Robots design structures using a 3D printer and work alongside construction workers. The robots can erect 3D walls, install beams and panels and even paint walls and structures. The system uses a wide range of sensors guided by complicated software. With the combination of robots, 3D printing and construction workers in the field, productivity is increased while security risks and construction time are decreased. This is definitely one to watch!

 

Wallabe has developed a factory-built modular smart wall system that can be configured in a variety of ways to meet a wide range of construction needs. The walls are pre-wired and can be installed into an existing structure or it can be made part of the blueprints of a structure in design. The wall can be reconfigured and the interior of the wall is still accessible for new wiring, plumbing, technology, repairs or maintenance. The wall system gathers data and reports it back to the user for safety, security, automation and maintenance purposes. We are curious to see how this product will be adopted by designers and contractors.

 

The purpose of the Safety Campus app is to help the user analyze a location and understand the risks and dangers that are present. It uses intuitive augmented reality to communicate hazard information to users in the field. The app uses the camera and a GPS system to analyze surroundings and sends information on present dangers straight to the worker’s phone for real time updates to manage risks.

Katie Craven
Katie Craven is Marketing, Communication and Brand Manager at Watchdog Real Estate Project Managers, a real-estate consulting firm that provides owner’s representation and project management services. More about Watchdog Real Estate Project Managers as well as additional blog posts can be found here.
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