Staying ahead of technological trends in the construction industry is not just an advantage—it’s a necessity. For builders looking to maximize output and slash costs, 2024 heralds a suite of groundbreaking tools designed to streamline processes and enhance efficiency. Equally important is the role of recruiters in this tech-forward era, connecting construction companies with candidates who possess the future-ready skills essential for success.

Trunk Tools’ TrunkText

Trunk Tools’ latest offering, TrunkText, is a game-changer for contractors. This AI-based tool modernizes project management by “reading” and synthesizing all documents related to a project, allowing for quick, informed responses to queries via a messaging app. By downloading project information into TrunkText, team members can ask questions and receive answers in seconds, based on the tool’s comprehensive analysis of project specs and construction drawings. This technology promises to save up to two hours a day, a significant efficiency boost in any construction project.

StructShare’s GenAI Program

StructShare introduces the GenAI program, automating the quotation process for construction materials. This innovative tool empowers construction professionals to make informed procurement decisions, considering factors like pricing, supply chain issues, and stock availability. GenAI increases accuracy in material procurement and project timelines, reducing delays and costs associated with material transportation. Integrating AI-enhanced data into purchasing decisions, GenAI builds upon StructShare’s platform, streamlining everything from field communications to invoice reconciliation.

Autodesk’s AI Innovations

Autodesk’s foray into AI with its Design and Make platform is set to redefine construction planning and execution. The suite includes tools like the ML Deluge Tool on InfoDrainage, which provides accurate site flood maps for sustainable and disaster-resistant drainage plans. Autodesk Forma offers Rapid Noise Analysis, Wind Analysis, and Operational Energy Analysis tools, aiding in energy-efficient and environmentally conscious building designs. Additionally, the Autodesk Data Model, currently in beta, facilitates streamlined sharing and viewing of large data sets, even integrating non-Autodesk data.

The Need for Future-Ready Skills in Construction

As these technologies reshape the construction landscape, the demand for professionals skilled in these advanced tools is rising. Recruiters play a pivotal role in bridging this skills gap. They are instrumental in identifying and placing talent capable of leveraging these technologies, ensuring construction companies remain competitive and efficient.


The advent of these new tools in 2024 represents a significant leap forward for the construction industry. As companies adapt to these innovations, partnering with recruiters to find candidates adept in these technologies is essential. Together, they can forge a path towards a more efficient, technologically advanced construction industry.