After an unstable year of changed expectations and turbulent forecasts, we can expect to see many businesses step forward from the shadows and re-emerge stronger than ever before, speaking of which, the construction industry is on the lead.
With countless adjustments taking place in response to the global economic strain, businesses and industries have to keep adapting to changes by integrating tech alternatives and smart tools, such as the construction project management software. The bottom line is that the pandemic has caused us to turn into a global village that is engulfed in technology and science.
That said, innovative technology has also found its way to construction sites and improved the ability to complete projects more accurately while boosting profit margins. The latest trends in the construction industries have also prompted changes in the roles of construction professionals and frontline workers in the construction industry. Read on to learn more about four must-watch trends that are prevailing in the construction industry in 2021.
Green construction is the latest expectation and main standard for commercial tenants and home buyers. Unfortunately, the world still views eco-friendly features as a luxury, despite their long-term benefits. However, there is hope that this luxury will soon become mainstream and a norm in the construction industry as green and sustainable construction will become more cost-effective.
Green construction comprises technology and natural resources. The technology decreases and controls the building’s carbon footprint that is under construction, whereas the natural resources don’t damage the environment, and minimum waste is guaranteed.
Another commonplace construction trend for 2021 would be covering rooftops and parking lots with plants, also known as green scaping.
Access to Remote Worksites
Technology has taken over nearly all aspects of our lives, and the construction industry is no exception. 2021 is all about supervising remote worksites through software and mobile apps. The emergence of smart mobile applications enables worksite access and speculation like never before, with the availability of real-time inspections.
The apps also allow the managers, employees, and supervisors to take real-time and accurate measurements of the construction sites with their mobile phone camera, which has increased a more accurate remote inspection of on-site accountability.
The ongoing pandemic has caused everyone to work remotely and stay in the safety of their homes. That said, remote access to construction sites allows teammates to remotely see the construction progress without physically visiting the sites. Also, the construction projects can be discussed and assessed with the public or clients without having to go for in-person gatherings.
Another trend that will prevail in the construction industry is the integration of construction sites that will allow project managers to scale and map large construction areas. The construction drones will be used to obtain heat maps and get shots of thermal images, providing the employees with real-time data. The obtained data is beneficial for active decision-making and making adjustments while streamlining the entire process of the construction site.
It has been speculated that construction drones will be part of the fastest-growing industrial trends in 2021. Besides taking accurate aerial shots, the drones will also be used for commercial efforts later regarding real estate.
With remote work being the new norm, the smart contract will be on the steady rise, enabling all people who are part of the construction project to be on the same page regarding buying, paying, and tracking services. The smart contracts system will boost the security of the construction services and establish faster closeouts and accurate tracking of the construction projects. The automated supply chain will allow the enforcement of deadlines.