Everything in construction will change with the impending arrival of 5G
networks. John Bleasby, writing for ConstructConnect’s Daily
Commercial News, says 5G will impact the way construction projects are
conceived, engineered and constructed. Service and maintenance will also
follow with 5G impact. The seamless interconnection of multiple devices
(IoT, the Internet of Things) is affecting the entire building process.
It’s not just communication of data and images between the trades.
Client owners are paying designers and construction offices to utilize 5G
networks in building infrastructure itself.
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We have seen significant advancements in recent years related to building
techniques, scheduling, materials, wireless data communication, and
collaborative platforms such as BIM. 5G will improve and enhance bandwidth
making ultra-high-definition videos available through AR/VR (augmented and
virtual reality) and drone technologies. 5G will also open doors to further
development of robotic and tele-remote equipment (see video above). Machines
will recognize signals, receive input, map coordinates or instructions, make
split-second decisions and share communication in a fraction of the time
because of 5G.
Productivity and safety will see huge gains in sectors such as mining where
applications of 5G and the use of tele-remote equipment will remove humans
from danger altogether. Companies and electrical contractors embracing the
shift to 5G networks, technologies, designs and implementations will ensure
sustained business growth due to significant productivity gains.
Additional reading about 5G networks impacting construction:
NECA Technology – the Project for Applied and Disruptive
, explores the world of technology and keeps members informed of what’s
happening today, and of what will be launched in the not-too-distant
future. Dr. Joey Shorter has an extensive background in education and
experience in translating the work of academics into understandable, practical