3 Technological Advances Changing the Future of Construction

The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed. Many contractors have taken steps to adopt some of the simpler technologies aimed at improving efficiency, productivity, and safety. However, due to a variety of reasons ranging from return on investment to applicability as well as pure traditional culture barriers, few have delved into the more advanced technologies that may seem too futuristic or nebulous. Some contractors are still grappling with the use cases, practicality, and scalability to achieve full adoption.

This course explores emerging technology in the construction industry, specifically augmentative reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and robotics, and their use cases through specific real-life scenarios employed by three top contractors to paint a picture of the future of technology as business-as-usual for the construction industry.

After this course, you will be able to identify the uses and challenges related to using the following technologies in construction:

  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Robotics

Level & Prerequisites
This is a Basic level online self-study course that was developed for professionals with 0-3 years of experience in construction finance. No prerequisites or advanced preparation is required.

CPE Information
Earn 1 CPE credit in the field of Business Management & Organization upon successfully completing this course and achieving at least 70% on the final exam.

CCIFP Information
Earn 1 CCIFP Professional Development credit which can be applied to either the General or Construction Requirement.

CPE Note
This on-demand course is based on a popular session from CFMA’s 2023 Annual Conference. Please note that you cannot receive CPE or CCIFP Professional Development credit if you participated in this session during CFMA’s 2023 Annual Conference.

Course Length

The estimated time to complete the course and final exam is approximately 50 minutes, depending on the pace of the learner.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Owners
  • CFOs
  • Construction Financial Professionals
  • Contractors
  • Controllers
  • CPAs
  • Professional Advisors
  • Risk Managers
  • Subcontractors


  • $79 for CFMA Members
  • $99 for Non-Members

Contributing Developers

CFMA Colleague Discount

If you are a CFMA member and would like to enroll someone at your company in this course who is not a CFMA member, please contact CFMA at education@cfma.org for more information.

CFMA Group Discount

If you are interested in registering a group of individuals at your company, please contact CFMA at education@cfma.org for more information.