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Introduction to New Technologies in Construction Industry

 Author:  Alok Nikhil Jha

Language:  English
Duration:  1 hour 15 min.
Rating:   4.5
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This 3 hours 40 minutes course gives a synoptic glimpse of latest trends and technologies in the modern construction industry: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Drones, Blockchain, Smart Buildings, Modelling software and many others which are being rampantly deployed and whose basic knowledge is essential for any serious entrant into the construction industry.

This Course is designed to sensitize, stimulate and motivate students and industry professionals to want to learn more about current technologies in the Construction Industry ecosystem. It is by no means complete in itself. This course consists of several videos. The content of the course is designed to be browsed through in an easy manner so that the engaged professionals can go through this at leisurely pace while continuing to do their regular work.


Chapter 1:

  • Construction Industry at a glance
  • History of construction industry - Videos & Photos of some unique projects
  • Importance of construction industry – politico-economic perspective
  • Challenges faced by the construction industry
  • Opportunities in construction industry
  • Need for digitalization in construction industry
  • What is digital construction
  • Digital Revolution 4.0 technologies applied in construction industry

Chapter 2:

  • Software and Equipment in the Construction Industry I
  • Latest planning software
  • Latest architectural software
  • Prominent Design software
  • Prominent survey equipment
  • Latest ground survey technologies
  • LiDAR in construction industry
  • Latest Estimation software and glimpses of their use

Chapter 3:

  • Software and Equipment in Construction Industry II
  • Modern earthwork equipment
  • Latest shuttering materials and technologies
  • Latest building materials – high strength cement, steel, concrete, etc.
  • Latest curing and plastering technologies
  • Modular construction and Prefabricated construction
  • Latest construction equipment
  • 3 D printing technology in construction industry
  • Futuristic construction materials

Chapter 4:

  • Project Monitoring
  • Latest project monitoring technologies
  • Latest project monitoring software
  • How to use PRIMAVERA, MSP and such project monitoring software
  • Project Monitoring and Information System
  • Trailing innovative technologies in construction industry
  • Drones in construction industry
  • IOT in construction industry
  • Robotics in construction industry

Chapter 5:

  • Geographic Information System in Construction Industry
  • Use of GIS in construction industry
  • Remote sensing technology its components & applications in construction
  • Advance GPS software and data ecosystem in construction industry
  • Use of GIS in mapping electricity, gas, water bill payments, etc.
  • Cloud and Mobile based technologies in construction industry
  • Integration of construction industry with digitally connected world using GIS

Chapter 6:

  • Building Information Modelling
  • Building Information Models
  • Advantage of BIM: why it is mandatory for infra industry in many countries
  • 3D, 4D, 5D BIM
  • iBIM and Digital Twin
  • Relevant Code of practice for Building Information Modelling

Chapter 7:

  • Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality in Construction Industry
  • Augmented reality & virtual reality in construction industry
  • Simulation technology in constructive industry
  • Wireless monitoring and building automation
  • Remote site inspection and quality check of project using AR & VR
  • Digital Modelling

Chapter 8:

  • AI in Construction Industry
  • What is Artificial Intelligence
  • What is Deep learning and Machine learning
  • Application of AI in construction industry
  • Future of construction industry with AI
  • Use of AI in quality check
Chapter 9:

  • Blockchain
  • What is Blockchain
  • Use of Blockchain in construction industry
  • Use of Blockchain in operation & maintenance of infra projects
  • Funding strategies of Infrastructure projects
  • Infrastructure Bonds
Chapter 10: 

  • Asset Management
  • Asset management of large infrastructures
  • Latest asset management technologies
  • Creation of digital inventory
  • Value bases budgeting of operation & maintenance of buildings
  • New equipment for quick maintenance
  • Use of Robots in repetitive maintenance & operations
  • IOT Sensor in Operation& maintenance
Chapter 11: 

  • Contract Management
  • Contract Management
  • Public-Private Partnership contracts
  • Earned value management
  • Latest Software for Contract Managements
  • Use of Blockchain in Contract Management
  • Dispute and Dispute resolution mechanism – Claims & Counterclaims
  • Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration
  • Latest government regulations on arbitration
  • Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)

Chapter 12:

  • RERA and Smart City Development
  • RERA 2016
  • Key provision of RERA for builders, buyers and government
  • RERA Definition of carpet area, built-up area
  • Process of registration for RERA approval
  • Smart Cities and Urbanization
  • Building smart communities
  • Developing a Smart City policy
  • Glimpses of Smart City of the world
  • Future of construction industry and global governance
  • Environmental & Social – Global ThinkingWarning:

*Copyright © Alok Nikhil Jha 2021
All rights reserved.No part of this publication may be used, reproduced, transmitted, or stored in a retrieval system, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise without the prior permission of CUNSULT*

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