Construction trends for 2019

2019 CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING TRENDS

Posted 21/01/2019 by Richard Samuels


The Construction Industry is always changing, so finding new ways to thrive is essential. Here are the trends we believe will make (and continue to make) an appearance in 2019.


Offsite Construction

Offsite Construction is the process of planning, designing & the assembly of different construction components in separate locations. This ensures a higher level of health and safety and hopefully enhances/speed & efficiency.


BIM

BIM is one of the solutions that make offsite construction possible. By utilising this 3D modeling software it makes better planning & efficiency possible for the design of projects.


Mobile & Cloud Software

The demand for mobiles and cloud software on construction sites is growing. It will not only make it far easier to project manage on sites but will allow communication to be made in real time. There are also several apps available to assist individuals whilst on site.


Augmented Reality

We’ve seen it incorporated in video games, but we predict it won’t be long until it is a common tool used on the design and planning of projects. Augmented reality alongside design software can literally bring a project to life, to help people imagine what the end product will look like. 


Eco-Friendly/Green Designs

Green practices are on the rise to produce & encourage eco-friendly projects across the globe. Ways in which we can do this is by using materials like recycled steel/glass and non-toxic paints. Another way to use eco-friendly practices in construction is by using locally sourced materials, saving money and energy in transportation - ultimately reducing your carbon footprint. 


Drones

Many industries are now using drones, but none of them are growing faster than the construction industry. The usage of drones on job sites has increased by 239% compared to 2017*. By using drones on project sites, you are able to get a perspective like never before. Using drones to monitor, survey & capture video and photos can also massively reduce time to spend on more important tasks.


Robotics

Robotics can automate tasks in construction that previously required manual labour. Although robotics will allow specific job tasks to be completed, it will not replace job roles in their entirety. Examples of robotics in the construction industry include 3D printing, manufacturing of parts, demolition and even bricklaying. 


We are very excited for the year ahead and can only see good outcomes from these changes. To find out more or carry on this discussion further, please just contact us on 0141 404 3454 or leave a comment below!



Author:

Richard Samuels
Managing Director

*DroneDeploy - https://blog.dronedeploy.com/the-rise-of-drones-in-construction-5357b69942fa

 

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