A Primer on Technology Adoption in Construction
Why Consider Technology Adoption in Construction?
The answer at the highest level is to increase competitiveness, profits, and safety. Underneath these metrics are of course improving construction costs, build quality, speed, design innovation, energy efficiency, scale and other measures that all impact overall competitiveness and profits. Safety plays a special role since in addition to impacting a firm’s profitability and competitiveness, there is a moral dimension as well.
In this article we outline the landscape of technology adoption to help gain an understanding of how and when construction firms should adopt new technologies and innovations. We’ll look at some of the background science on how technology adoption works in general, across various industries and then explore how to apply this knowledge as a best practice for construction technology adoption.