With 2018 coming to a close, now is a great time to look ahead to some of the major construction industry trends to watch in 2019! Not only can these trends and technology directly benefit your business in many ways, but they can also help to drive the industry forward overall. As you are planning improvements for your business in the new year, consider these four construction industry trends to watch in 2019.
The Use Of Technology
Technology is a primary driver of change in most industries today. However, this has not necessarily been the case in the construction industry. Construction companies continue to use the same pieces of equipment that have been in use for decades. Even with that being said, there have been recent advancements that have changed the way construction companies are completing projects. This includes things like 3D printing, drone usage, self-driving vehicles, and building information modeling. We should also anticipate even more technological advancements next year as well.
We as a society always need to be concerned about sustainability. The younger generations have a strong focus on environmental commitment. There has also been a heightened focus on sustainability in the construction industry, and this trend should continue in 2019 and the foreseeable future.
Increased Material Cost
In recent years, we have seen inflation in the cost of materials within the industry. We should anticipate that this trend continues well into the new year. The reason for the higher prices is because of, the higher prices for skilled workers in the construction industry.
Increased Focus On Safety
Safety always needs to be the top priority for any construction project. Every year, there have been plenty of workplace accidents that have resulted in severe injuries and fatalities. Many companies are doing whatever it takes to make projects as safe as possible. In 2019, there will be increased usage of technologies designed to make construction zones safer. This includes mobile applications that that help enforce safety protocol while on the job.
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