18 Jul The advantages of including technology in construction
The Construction sector is one of the most traditional in the country and perhaps the most reluctant to use technology. Due to the comfort that professionals have in maintaining the construction processes they learned during their training.
However, in the opinion of the expert in bridge construction, Galvarino Pinto. The incorporation of emerging technologies in this industry allows reducing the costs. And execution times of the works, as well as improve their quality for the benefit of the population.
Thus, he gave us an example that the long periods required for the conception and construction of public works in Peru generate the closure of roads. And the affectation of citizens, even for years, now can be minimized. As occurs in other developed countries. . .
“In other countries, the vision of incorporating modern technologies is adopted. There they cannot afford to close important avenues or roads for several months to carry out works. No matter how complex they may be, “said the also director of the Department of Architecture. And Construction Engineering of the San Pablo Catholic University.
At the level of Arequipa, there are few public projects where technology is applied to streamline construction processes.
In the case of the Chilina bridge (562 meters long), due to its complexity, they used foundation piles, a post-tensioned concrete voussoir system, and advanced cars to build the two parallel decks.
In the Uchumayo variant, prefabricated walls and beams were used. And a similar structure will be used in the tunnels of the Majes II project; afterward, there is no other experience like it.
What is missing to extend this practice to other major projects, warns Galvarino Pinto, is to promote a change in mentality; first, in the professionals of the construction industry through their training; later, in the same authorities at the time of formulating the bases of the public bidding contracts.
“This sector, little by little, begins to incorporate new trends in the way of building. The idea is to change the ‘chip’ to the professionals who prioritized the traditional way of doing it”, he stated.
This process is achieved through the implementation of master’s degrees such as Construction Management at Universidad Católica San Pablo.
A New Way Of Seeing The Future
The truth is that the incorporation of technology in the construction industry is being observed more and more in developed countries. From the conception and design of the project to its execution.
In this way, explains Pinto, with the help of the dynamic modeling of any infrastructure in 3D. And the implementation of good management systems, combined with the use of prefabricated parts. Not only can costs and project development time be optimized. But also possible problems in the construction of the work can be foreseen.
Regarding the execution of the project, times and costs will be reduced, without affecting the quality of the building, on the contrary, it will improve and respond to future requirements, minimizing the impact on the population.
As Pinto maintains, “We must take advantage of technology, not only in speeding up construction processes but also in generating more jobs and improving people’s quality of life, since cost reduction, it will enable the execution of more works and even facilitate the implementation of the State investment budget”.
Infrastructure works with a future requires people who lead modern, sustainable projects that are articulated with society. Therefore, we invite you to learn more about the master’s degree in Construction Management, as well as other specialization courses and programs that we have to offer you.
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