Popular Trends in the Construction Industry
It’s time to look forward to the exciting and innovative advances that will be made to the construction industry in 2019. The industry is modifying and developing new ideas and concepts. Last year, we focused on sustainability and integrating technology on the job site. These trends are expected to carry on this year as building and project management approaches become more developed, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. Let’s take a look at the main trends impacting the construction sector in 2019.
Increased Focus on Sustainability
Most new structures and sites have sustainable architectural aspects. According to IBIS World, green buildings will eventually take over the building industry. A green building is an environmentally friendly and resource-efficient way to build. Building recycling and waste recycling can increase in the commercial building industry.
In recent months, we have witnessed the use of carbon brushes to wash exterior walls, bricks made from recycled cigarettes and the use of thermal air conditioners. The growing use of rooftop gardens and green walls in commercial buildings is also a mutual feature as more and more builders recognize the benefits of improving energy efficiency.
Improved Safety Measures and Equipment
In an industry where there are more accidents at work or death than any other industry, there is a growing need for improved safety measures. With this in mind, there is a new upsurge of technology that makes buildings and construction sites safer.
With innovations in technology, you can connect to a Wi-Fi network and check work shoes. They can send the GPS coordinates if the wearer is in difficulty or falls. The techniques used in vests and workwear also enhance the safety and comfort of workers by combining fabrics that wick away moisture, cool clothes and keeps them cool when in hot environments.
Technological Advancements and Integration
Technology is continually evolving, and that is certainly not going away. While the construction industry is recognized for its slow integration of modern technologies, many project management firms are incorporating technologies that enable smarter and more efficient planning methods.
In addition to software, the construction industry also benefits from incorporation of drones. These drones can help you get aerial photos and videos of landscapes and buildings. This is also useful for solving security problems and dangers.
3D printing is another technological advancement that makes construction work easy and safe. This smart device adds design flexibility without sacrificing structural integrity. It can also be used for debugging and designing changes for easier construction of prototypes and materials.
As global natural disasters intensify, structural resilience will become an important goal in 2019, with a focus on securing buildings. Often the building’s strong code is not enough. Builders have to focus on creating structures that combine low-carbon materials and systems that can withstand harsh weather and natural disasters.
There are companies that help increase the resilience of residential and commercial buildings by providing high quality waterproof solutions. This helps improve the overall integrity of the structures and give them a better chance at surviving natural calamities and bad weather.
Increase in Modular Construction Projects and in Prefabrication
Modular building construction companies are becoming increasingly popular due to their superior qualities compared to traditional building models. Modular buildings are a product of constructing an off-site building using the same standards and materials as traditional buildings.
The use of prefabricated parts that assemble structural components in the plant is both energy efficient and economical hence its rise in popularity. Modular buildings are taking over the construction industry.
The construction industry is experiencing a lot of technological advancements towards secure and efficient construction practices. Though some of these changes are still in the development stages, it is evident that buildings in the future will be both safe and better than ever before.