As tech improves, so too has the job market changed, and the type of jobs that are available adapts with the available technology. As many people spend more time in their home offices and find new happiness in innovating their family homes, this offers new opportunities for integrating technology and home renovation jobs. It could even be the start of a new career for those who had not considered it before.
Home DIY and tech have come together in several ways to make various DIY or repair jobs a lot easier than they have ever been for the tech-savvy. Whether you want to do the job yourself or hire a professional, make sure that for any home renovation job, the most innovative and current available tech is used to ensure the best results. Technology, as it is used in the examples below, has led to intrinsic changes in home renovation and building careers and opens up the way for more people to join or start careers in sectors that they had not previously considered.
Careers changing with tech: New opportunities for the tech-savvy
The use of cameras and digital scanning of drains for modern-day plumbing can save time and money to both diagnose an issue and solve the problem. Plumbing issues are one of the nightmare DIY jobs, and many times, a professional drain unblocker is called, resulting in a large expense for what seems like a little pressure hosing and plunging. However, this important task is now using technology to get the job done. Make sure that for your next plumbing expense, you include the camera option and get a full report of the state of your drains. It is also possible to do this on your own, but you will only be able to see a portion of what a professional setup will allow. The inside of your drains and the state of the pipes will be assessed and if you’re paying for frequent unblocking, using new technology means you may be able to get to the root of the problem.
The tech is only complementary to the traditional plumbing skills but can make the work a lot less messy and speed up repair times. If you’re in the plumbing trade or embarking on a plumbing career, then the Skills Training Group professional plumbing course would start you off on the right footing.
The inclusion of the tech might increase the costs somewhat but do provide for peace of mind, in that the homeowner is left with a clear report as to the condition of the drains. The health of your pipes is no longer a subjective assessment but is based on real evidence using new technology.
3D scans of building sites and gardens for outdoor design and architecture
The use of drones for a number of jobs in the construction and home design arena is a growing sector and one that will continue to improve as technology improves. Currently, one is able to use a drone to take pictures and scans of existing buildings, which allows for an exact 3D shape to be seen in the office with very little effort or additional drawing or plans required. It also means getting a 360-degree view of a building or area without having to leave the office. Very handy in times where staying at home is more important than ever.
Home integration and management on your smartphone
This is now a real possibility for the modern homeowner. However, it will be vital to do your homework thoroughly before completely switching your entire home management system. Know what is possible and start off with tried and tested apps and gadgets that can be linked through your mobile device. This has opened up career opportunities in the home automation or integration segment. While most people will start off with a few simple apps and add others as they go, there will be those who will require a professional to install, test, and maintain an automated home management system. For those in the know and with knowledge of the sector, it’s a growth opportunity and is primed to take off in 2021.
Regardless of whether you are thinking of a career change or adapting your own home management system, the use of technology is key to any future steps. The idea is to keep updated and then to use the tech that is available for some of the more mundane traditional tasks that techies normally avoid.