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Top 5 Tech-Related Jobs in Construction

The construction industry is constantly evolving. If you’re into gaming, website development, robotics, and new gadgets, you’ll be thrilled to know construction and technology go hand-in-hand. The latest developments in everything from power tools and heavy equipment to software, mobile apps, drones, and virtual reality make building safer, efficient, and collaborative. If you’re interested in new and emerging technologies, here’s a list of construction careers that are right for you. 

 

Top 5 Tech-Related Jobs in Construction

 

1. Software Engineer

Software Engineers program computer software and apps used in the design and management of construction projects. By creating intuitive, user-friendly tech geared toward managing job-sites, office staff, and the specific needs of the construction industry, software engineers make a lasting impact on the safety of building projects as well as worker productivity. 

 

2. Project Manager

Project Managers plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise building projects from start to finish. To successfully manage their duties and communicate with office staff, project managers use tablets, laptops, mobile technology, and cloud-based software specifically designed for task management. 

 

3. Estimator

Estimators calculate the time, money, materials, and labor required for a construction project. To accurately determine these figures, Estimators interface with a variety of apps and planning software to cut down on data entry and keep a project on time. 

 

4. Sustainability Manager

Sustainability Managers ensure building materials and technologies are used efficiently and in compliance with environmental standards. To perform daily tasks, these workers often use tablets, cloud-based software to gather data, and high-tech wearables such as biometrics, environmental sensors, and voltage detectors to perform safety tests on-site. 

 

5. Operating Engineer

Operating Engineers drive and control heavy machinery used to construct roads, bridges, buildings, and other structures. Virtual reality simulators are often used to train workers on new equipment before moving onto an actual job-site and controlling an expensive and powerful piece of machinery. 

 

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