After a year of adjusting to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, 2021 is predicted to be a year of re-emergence and progressive growth for the global construction industry.
Already, the construction industry is re-emerging with innovative ideas, such as the staircase design with Active Metal and the incorporation of stricter regulations to construct green and discard minimal waste.
The pandemic plays a crucial role on how the global construction industry has changed in conducting its business projects, from hiring people, making construction plans, and meeting up with clients.
Many industries have faced financial loss and were forced to shut down in the face of the ongoing pandemic. However, we have witnessed the inclusion of technology in nearly all areas of life, which has improved the profit margins for many businesses, and the construction industry is no exception.
We look at the top three construction industry trends that you needs to watch out for in 2021.
Wearable Protective Equipment
Cleanliness and strict safety policies are being incorporated worldwide, which has also affected the guidelines of construction industries. The industry also includes machines for the timely identification of safety issues so that potential dangers can be eliminated before time.
While safety wearables alert the authority and the safety department if a person gets injured, the inclusion of robot mules will assist with the transportation of hazardous and heavy materials. The inclusion of 3D printing has gained much popularity within the construction industry as it has massively decreased potential transportation risks.
Infusion of Technology on Construction Sites
The pandemic has made us literally step into the digital era, where the infusion of technology is mandatory for all businesses to operate successfully. One of the major trends that we will witness in the 2021 construction industry will be a boost in construction technology,
Besides robots, we will also witness an increase in the integration of project management software, which will make it easier for the project managers and the employees to be on the same page and well-informed as the construction progresses step-by-step.
Drones aren’t limited to capturing mesmerizing pictures and shooting mesmerizing videos alone. 2021 will be the year to witness the increased use of construction drones on construction sites. As a matter of fact, it has been speculated that the use of drones on construction sites will be amongst the top fast-growing construction trends in 2021.
The inclusion of this technology offers so much more than just taking awesome aerial shots for commercial and real estate endeavors.
The construction drones are integrated for the mapping of larger construction sites that cover long distances. The drones will assess the area and produce insightful thermal images and aerial heat maps, which will aid with the construction process. While providing real-time data, the drone software will be used for rapid decision-making and effective control over the construction project due to the real-time streamlining of the entire construction project.
Drones can also scale taller structures and thus curb the potential dangers of putting personal safety at risk.