Opportunities in the industry for all
As mentioned above, whenever people hear about the construction industry they limit themselves to Civil and Architectural people, but actually, it’s beyond that. Civil and Architectural people can build excellent careers for sure, there is no doubt. Along with it, there are various opportunities that demand skill sets and people from different fields such as Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Materials, Robotics and Computer science engineering, etc. People who have interdisciplinary knowledge and skills are in more demand nowadays as the industry undergoes digital transformation.
Mechanical engineers can pursue careers in the services of HVAC, piping, fire protection designing, building, establishing, and maintaining all kinds of mechanical machinery, tools, and components.
Electrical and Electronics engineers have huge scope in designing and assisting the installation of electrical and electronic systems, building automation systems, smart components, sensors, and IoT devices for different types of structures for various functions.
As the adoption and use of digital technologies are rapidly increasing this opened the door for the development of more computer applications. There are so many software applications and tools being developed in the industry for ease of Virtual Design and Construction. Data is getting generated more and more so there is a huge demand for software developers, big data analytics, and management.
Drones, robotics, and smart technologies like IoT and Digital twins are already introduced in the industry and it is expected that these all will be part of and new normal in the coming connected construction industry.