ROLE OF IOT IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
Not only has IoT expanded to the retail and healthcare sectors, IoT is gaining increasing momentum in civil engineering as well. Economic analysts expect the global market for IoT will reach $1.5 trillion by 2030, which will reflect exponentially more usage than today. About 20 billion interactive devices are currently connected to the internet. Civil engineering, which involves design, construction, and maintenance for public and private projects, already plays a huge role in this evolution. Renovation of infrastructure elements such as roads, bridges, and airports will be the norm in this ongoing digital transformation.
Prior to the industrial revolution, the terms “civil engineer” and “architect” were generally synonyms that referred to the same profession, as usage was based on geography. During the technological age, a civil engineer is someone who resolves problems in society with scientific or technological solutions through project management. Many of today’s civil engineers work for construction companies, helping with project planning.
The construction industry has many reasons to integrate with IoT technology. It may involve construction of smart buildings that are embedded with countless sensors or it can even be used for construction companies to monitor their own projects in real time. Going more digital empowers any type of organization, as it can collect data on its operations to determine how to achieve greater production efficiency