Impact of technologies in Construction 4.0

On December 3, Abessis attended the webinar “Impact of technologies in construction 4.0” organized by Grupo Vía in collaboration with the Spanish CRN of Building and Civil Works. The sector is getting on the innovation train and there are more and more technological solutions that allow us to see the future of construction with greater efficiency in controlling resources and costs.During the conference, moderated by the architect Ada Yvars from Myaa Architects, various experts discussed topics such as decentralization in real-time decision-making on site, the virtualization of processes or the incorporation of their own Iot, cloud computing and robotics technologies of Construction 4.0.


Construction 4.0: BIM technology or the use of 5G for better planning and productivity


David Díez, innovation consultant at ITAINNOVA, explained how new technologies respond to the classic objectives that arise in a work related to productivity, safety and respect for the environment. “In construction 4.0 we must understand the work as a factory and go from merely constructive processes to productive processes, more technified through BIM or the use of 5G”.

As the main technological trends, BIM, a concept we discussed during the REBUILD building innovation fair, will be a catalyst for 4.0 and will allow all the information on the work to be shared and captured by machines and operators. On the other hand, 5G technology will allow the exchange of complex and detailed information with the command post. “In addition, with a very low latency, we will be able to remotely operate construction machines 5,000km away, for example.” From ITAINNOVA, Díez showed how they have incorporated the use of drones to auscultate cracks or damp in the inspection of buildings.

In the field of logistics and planning, from Grupo Avintia, Juan González, stressed the advantages of this industrialized and remote construction: obtaining an execution project from the study, more precise deadlines and minimizing risks, among others. Of course, this change will come hand in hand with the treatment and exploitation of data, the great vector of change in the 21st century, also for the construction sector.Following this path, Abessis has already started using the Holobuilder software to monitor the works from a distance and allow the client a virtual visit of any work through it with photographs taken with 360º cameras.


Digitization comes hand in hand with sustainability


From the CSIC, Jose Antonio Tenorio showed 3D printing as a resource that facilitates industrialization and custom construction in vertical and horizontal printers. In the 3DCONS Project, they have managed to print materials such as cement or even mixtures with plaster or lime.

On the other hand, Raúl Martínez from Innoarea presented the benefits of augmented reality, a technology that allows the visualization of spaces in detail and reduces the incompatibilities of the production process. From Innoarea they estimate that augmented reality will have a potential use in the coming years for business use. In the construction field, it will be a great complement to the PRL courses for workers, reinforcing their practical activity and reducing workplace accidents.

Jorge Hermoso, from Premo Grup and Ander Aginako, from Abar Arquitectos, also spoke about applications and digitization at all levels and energy consumption and self-sufficient buildings respectively. At the end of the presentations, the different speakers agreed that technologies, through new systems and processes, do the work as a whole with greater efficiency.

In the debate, they agreed that the challenge now lies in making technology more humane, with more qualified jobs, more sustainable practices and with favorable legislation. “There will be more digitization, also to control costs. Digitization is going to come hand in hand with sustainability ”, stressed Jose Antonio Tenorio from CSIC.


Abessis incorporates Holobuilder to generate value in construction

At Grup Idea and Abessis we follow with the greatest interest all the advances related to the use of new technologies in construction. We always have in mind our client, who seeks professionalism, immediacy and quality on a tight budget. For this reason, we are committed to tools that add value such as the Holobuilder construction management software that streamlines decision-making, saves time and money with remote monitoring of works. We stand out from traditional construction, convinced of the benefits of using technology to obtain better results.