The year, 2018, I made a resolution, a resolution to keep construction web readers always updated and informed in the construction world.
You might as well bookmark this site,
Did someone ask why?
Well, brace yourself for 365 blog posts.
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So without much ado let’s get down to business, wait, I mean construction trends,
In 1900, craftsmen with varying levels of skill manufactured carts one at a time. Even the best of these carts provided little more than basic transportation. Yet in at the same time, master masons and builders created incredible stone houses using principles of design and construction that were breathtaking for the time.
Today the technologies of both manufacturing and construction have changed, but not nearly to the same degree.
For many reasons, that I won’t state, the basic construction process of building stick by stick, piece by piece, has remained unchanged since the Middle Ages whereas in Manufacturing miracles are happening.
It is now the 21st century that we are seeing technological breakthroughs which set new waves in productivity.
So I decided to put together an article that outlines the emerging trends to look out for in the year 2018!
- Building Information Modelling
- Virtual and Augmented realities
- Modular and prefab houses
- Green construction
- Project management software
1 Building Information Model (BIM)
Building Information Modelling is a process that gives construction professionals the insight and tools to efficiently plan, design, construct, operate and maintain diverse physical infrastructures, such as water, refuse, electricity, gas, communication utilities, roads, bridges, ports, tunnels, etc.
Benefits to the construction industry already have been significant in several respects, thanks to BIM features like the collaboration features, conflict resolution features. The features reduce interferences, which are instances where the design of separate systems, such as electrical conduit and high-voltage alternating current ducting, compete for the same physical space.
So it’s clear that there is going to be less resistance with adapting BIM in construction projects. In fact, with favourable responses on previous years, we might see more advancements with BIM in 2018.
2 Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
While the construction industry has been notoriously slow to jump into the technology revolution, soon companies will have no choice. Another big thing to look out for is an increase in virtual and augmented reality use. This type of technology is changing the entire industry, Its biggest benefit is the ability to provide virtual walkthroughs in order to sell property and
Preparing workers to operate the necessary machinery through simulation is a very effective method. VR enables easy communication and collaboration on site.
.3 Green Construction
Environmental sustainability has become a hot topic of discussion in the last few years and is expected to raise more dust. In 2018, a focus on ecological benefits will remain a trend throughout the industry as well as an increased emphasis on the financial benefits. Expect to see increasingly green business models!
4.modular and prefabrication construction projects
In 2017, modular and prefabrication construction has become an increasingly popular trend due to its cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency. Modular and prefabrication construction will continue to be an attractive option in 2018. Expect to see a lot more pop-ups and permanent modular buildings, as well as prefab houses this year!
However, the basic building blocks of construction—steel and concrete—are expected to remain relatively unchanged. Specific qualities of these materials will be improved, but no major substitute material is on the horizon.
5 Project Management Softwares
In job sites of the past, the first tools unpacked were the shovels. Today, the first things out of the box are often computers. Terminals and graphics workstation, These computers provide communications links with the engineering office, the client, and relevant vendors or fabricators.
The software also provides the construction industry with three fundamental advantages: Efficiency, Transparency and Accountability. The latest software provides real-time communication, project overview, trackability and integrations with other software, therefore, a system of controls optimize the design, procurement, and construction process.
Most importantly, Expect Construction web 2.0
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