3 Ways Elon Musk is Disrupting the Construction Industry

pioneering startups and tech savvy

entrepreneurs are disrupting the

construction industry like never before


but the standout figure in this exciting

revolution is undoubtedly Elon Musk

widely regarded as one of the most

ambitious and successful entrepreneurs

of recent times musk is the man behind

Tesla SpaceX and a whole host of other

companies that are driving rapid change

within the construction industry here we

look at three ways he is disrupting our

sector first up is Musk's impact on

transport infrastructure in the form of

Hyperloop a new high-speed mode of

travel that's billed as the fastest way

to cross the surface of the earth the

Hyperloop concept sees pods containing

passengers and cargo loaded onto

transporters that trouble at airline

speed in pressurized tubes using

electric propulsion and magnetic

levitation many people dismiss the

concept as infeasible and a media stunt

to a mosque first proposed it in 2012

despite this he made Hyperloop open

source and encouraged student groups and

startup companies to take his idea and

develop it further since then an

entirely new industry has been born with

numerous companies being established to

independently develop specific Hyperloop

technologies proving that it isn't just

a fantasy larger companies like

Hyperloop transportation technologies

and Virgin high-poly one have modified

Musk's original concepts and are now in

a serious race to become the first to

deploy an operational Hyperloop system

that could revolutionize the way we



as part of masks ongoing vision to move

the world away from a mine and burn

economy and towards a solar economy he

assisted his cousins Peter and Linden

right in establishing Solar City in 2006

by 2011 it had become one of the leading

installers of solar panels and electric

vehicle charges in the United States

after recognizing the symbiotic

relationship between solar city and

Tesla musk merged the two companies in


expanding Solar City to not only provide

a means of energy production but one of

energy storage as well by combining the

solar panel systems with his tesla

powerwall musk was able to offer a

practical means to store excess energy

produced on sunny days so that it would

kick in at times when the Sun did not


this weaned millions of homes off their

alliance on traditional power grids as

the fallback for solar power during the

night and on cloudy days musk also

announced in 2016 that Solar City would

introduce the Tesla solar roof a system

where roof tiles act as photovoltaic

panels thus ensuring the ability for a

household to generate solar power is

integral to its design not just bolted

on later production is already underway

in Tesla's gigafactory - in Buffalo New

York and the first commercial

installations are expected in 2018 with

numerous established misconceptions

about the construction industry across

society many of the brightest young

people are pushed into what is perceived

as high-flying careers by their parents

guardians and teachers the result is a

lack of strong young talents coming into

our sector a sector that uses

cutting-edge technology every day that

enables you to travel the world and

which delivers a built environment but

almost every human being on earth

interacts with L or Musk

is one of the key figures challenging

those misconceptions

in December 2016 while stuck in traffic

in Los Angeles Musk tweeted that he

would build a tunnel to address the

city's traffic congestion within two

months he had purchased a tunnel boring

machine and begun excavating a test

tunnel at his SpaceX headquarters under

a new venture the boring company

similarly in response to ongoing power

failures in South Australia brought on

by storms and heat waves musk stated

that he would solve the stays energy

needs by building the world's largest

battery farm in less than a hundred days

if he couldn't achieve his goal he

promised to do it for free

musk went on to deliver with a month to

spare the speed at which many of Musk's

ideas move from concepts to real world

applications affecting millions of

people is rapidly demonstrating the

power of construction to our wider

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