With every new year, the construction industry keeps growing in leaps and bounds with several technological advancements and sophistication. While certain trends last, some diminish into obscurity when they don’t find enough usability.
Either way, knowing the emerging trends lets you plan and design futuristic projects that can stand the test of time. Here are some top emerging trends in the construction industry that you have to look out for.
New Building Trends
Modular Commercial Buildings
Prefabricated construction and modular buildings have become quite popular over the past few years. An estimate by Construction Dive shows that modular construction will be a $157 billion valued business by 2023. It is quite expected as it does not require skilled labor and is quite cheap compared to traditional material costs.
Buildings are for a good part leaning towards sustainable development practices, as evidenced by the growing popularity of green construction. Green construction is considered valuable to occupants, and there is an increasing market for buildings that follow sustainable practices.
Some more pharmacy construction related trends observed on new buildings include:
- Industrial style finishing and minimalistic interiors are getting incorporated for a sophisticated look.
- Open and quiet spaces are preferred to accentuate a broader sense of space.
Equipment Construction Trends
Equipment used in construction has constantly been evolving to make construction projects easy, efficient, and sturdier. Here are some top equipment trends on the rise:
The usage of drones rose by 239 percent over the years as they allow for easier aerial photography required in construction projects. Drones help map out large areas and help get thermal maps and heat maps across the construction site. They also help gather real-time data regarding the construction site and take timely action in any mishap.
Drones can also be used to carry out some high-risk construction activities, thus avoiding human fatalities. They help reduce labor costs and can act as onsite security systems.
AR is a new addition to the new-age smart construction equipment that allows builders to visualize the project, simulate changes to structures, and carry out automated measuring. It can also be used to conduct better safety training and hazard simulations.
Mobile apps like AirMeasure and InfoTycoon have been rising in popularity as they provide a portable and convenient way to measure on-site spaces and structures. Mobile connectivity has also provided a good boost for productivity and real-time inspections.
Building Information Modeling is a newer type of software similar to CAD that creates computer representations of buildings and structures.
Machines that help identify safety issues and help avoid them are getting popular day by day. 3D printing to avoid transportation risks, environmental sensors to detect threats, and robots as alternatives for manual labor are all used to minimize human injuries and save costs.
The Wrap Up
As is evident, the construction industry is evolving at a large scale, thanks to the changing needs and advancing technology. The builders need to maintain a pace with the industry to stay ahead.