Construction companies tend to grow rapidly. They build upon their reputation and acquire a large client base because of it. Due to the rapid pace of changing trends in the industry, it’s important that construction companies keep up with technology. They need to keep a pulse on the industry and be ahead of the game. Below are a few areas where construction companies excel when it comes to trends in the industry.
The most current technology in construction is augmented reality and the virtual reality. AR and the VR will help in improving the project visualization, enabling and enlightening the real-time collaboration amid stakeholders, and increasing the implementation of the Building Information Modelling. The virtual reality will be used to improve designs by the engineers, and the architecture where the construction firms will use it in safe training and teaching their employees how to run the heavy equipment in a controlled environment. The augmented reality on the other hand is put in the construction site.
Modular construction is offsite construction, and has grown in the previous years since it can be similar to the onsite construction. It completes its work in a shorter period and at a much lower cost. Offsite construction suits different construction projects like the schools, hospitals, and hotels and are usually built in controlled environments. They thus tend to be much safer than the previous construction sites. It is calculated that the modular construction has occupied 3% of the market share and it is expected to grow to about 5% in this year.
In the construction industry, the employees are not abundant since there is a lot of work and energy required. It is also a risky job, therefore not many people are willing to work there. We also see that most people working in the construction sites are older. Not as many young people are going out for construction jobs the way they had previously.
The construction sites have caused so many injuries to its workers, and therefore coming up with safer jobsites will be one of the most important things to do. New safety rules should also be implemented in the construction sites where OSHA is rising their penalties up to 78% for the defilements that are going to occur. Some of the causes of danger in the construction sites are called the fatal four which are: falls, being hit by objects, electrocutions, and getting caught up between equipment. OSHA has set a commitment to protecting its employees in order to reduce the many cases of death and injuries.
Some of the traits expected to pick up in this year are the design-build, integrated project delivery, and the public-private partnerships which have been the most cited methods seen to be fluctuating in the industry. This will be moving from the process being an art to being a science since it was previously more of the relationship between the owner the architect and the contractor for the job.
Written by Hubert Builders, a full service commercial construction company in Columbia, MO.