Did you know digital building technologies assist the structure of the technological landscape in the construction sector? For example, technologies are categorized along two axes: cyber-physical technologies versus software-based technologies and complementary technologies versus platform technologies. 

Cyber-physical technologies

GIS, laser scanning, and drones are often independently applied, rather than interconnected through an interface.


Is a complementary technology that frequently draws on general-purpose technologies to connect multiple devices and recognize their physical environment. Because those technologies are designed to intervene and adapt to a building’s physical properties. And they are highly sophisticated technologies.

Software-based complementary technologies

Account for a comparably low technological complexity as they do not rely on large database architectures and rarely draw on general-purpose digital technologies. These technologies are widely applied in the building industry which has economic benefits.

Software-based platform technologies

can be found in all life cycle phases of a building and all industry actors are potential technology users. They primarily foster transparency, thus directly addressing a major barrier to modernization in the building industry. The major benefit is that those technologies enable the sustainability contribution of other digital building technologies.

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