Over the years, the most popular trends tend to change, no matter the industry. The construction industry is no exceptions, with new trends gaining in popularity almost every single year.
That being said, and with the all the technological and evolutionary changes that the construction industry is experiencing, other companies need to try hard and stay on point with them in hopes of remaining competitive. So, let’s see what the top 5 trends that will shape the construction industry in 2019 are.
The construction industry was actually pretty late to jump onto the technological bandwagon. However, ever since the construction project management software started to get better and better, technology managed to penetrate this industry as well. Aside from different software solutions, drones are also being used not only to get accurate aerial photographs of the landscape but also to improve the overall safety around the construction site.
Green construction is another growing trend that definitely seems like it’s here to stay. Approaching the entire construction with an eco-friendly and resource-reliable mindset is the next logical step in this green-oriented world. Since the construction industry in general amounts to almost 20% of global emissions, implementing green solutions and using locally sourced materials became a good way to reduce it significantly, and thus work on keeping our planet safe for everyone. Aside from this, the use of eco-friendly construction materials became popular as well, so you can expect to see the increased use of self-healing asphalt, concrete and bricks made of recycled materials, to name a few.
The right contractors
In this age of technology, finding the right professionals for the job has never been easier. For instance, nowadays, when choosing a commercial construction company you should look for companies that offer to streamline and simplify the otherwise complex building process. This way, they will help you save both time and money without compromising the quality of the job done, which is definitely something you should always be aiming at. Additionally, with the contractors, you can rest assured that the job will be done in the set timeline and within the previously-agreed budget.
Improved safety equipment
The overall safety of everyone and everything on the construction site is usually one of the top concerns. That’s why the main focus is put on raising the safety bar on the construction site with the use of technology. For instance, you can now find work boots on the market that connect to Wi-Fi and send off GPS coordinates, that also monitor the overall condition of the person wearing them. Not only that, but different wearable and communication tech enables easier information transfer which also contributes to improved safety.
Finally, very similar to the use of green technologies, sustainability on the construction site also plays an important role. Sustainable construction helps preserve the environment and makes smart and conscious use of building resources while, at the same time, keeping an eye on social progress and culture. Furthermore, it also tries to reduce the resources necessary to make an entirely new building and focuses on the use of reclaimed and recycled material whenever possible. Finally, some sustainable projects are even looking for different ways to reuse the already existing structure and only upgrade it further with the smart use of recycled materials.
These were the top 5 construction industry trends you can expect to see in 2019. Changes are constantly being implemented in this industry and people are always on a lookout for different ways that will allow them to use certain materials more wisely or entirely alter current practices.