Now that 2018 is practically over, it’s time to review construction industry trends and see which ones look like they’re here to stay.
2018 has been an interesting year, with many changes to technology, supply routes, and more. As the construction industry continues to grow and evolve, companies need to remain up-to-date if they want to stay competitive.
Here are 5 construction trends that will continue into 2019.
Technological advancements and integration
Although the construction industry has traditionally been slow to adopt new technologies, this trend is here to stay. Construction project management software has been getting better and many project management resources are bundling time, scheduling, and project management to offer more advantages.
Drone usage is also becoming more popular thanks to its ability to take photo and videos of the landscape and add more details to survey data. Contractors can now acquire drones and other construction technologies at a reasonable cost and with features that meet their needs.
Green Construction Technology
Green construction is a growing -and powerful- field. More plans and buildings are using green technology to create resource-efficient and environmentally responsible building projects. It encompasses everything from planning and design to the construction, maintenance, and demolition of a structure.
At present, 20% of global emissions are attributable to the construction industry, but with a growing population and aging buildings, more construction is needed. By using sustainable methods and focusing on building longevity, the industry can support instead of harm the environment.
Other green construction trends in 2019 include self-healing asphalt, air conditions driven by thermal conditions, and bricks made from recycled cigarette ends.