What new trends to look out for in the Construction Industry?by Olivia Watson construction project manager
Like any other sector, the construction industry wants to keep up with the newest industry trends to be at par with the growing customer requirements and stay ahead in the game. Here are a few trends to look out for, which would help towards smoother construction management process.
BIM or Building Information Modelling
BIM or Building Information Modelling is said to increase collaboration and usefulness unlike any other tool available. Numerous government agencies and RFPs have made BIM a regular scope of work as it helps to get an idea of issues and other related challenges relating to a construction project. Besides, BIM helps to increase the collaboration process and at the same time reduces construction costs while promoting a safer building process that will result in faster construction. BIM has also started to become part of the construction and building codes as well.
Better Safety Measures
It has been seen and statistics also show that maximum workplace-related accidents are attributed to construction companies. The scenario has slowly started to improve over the last one year owing to better procedures and technologies.
Companies are paying more attention to avoid on-site injuries lately. To ensure maximum safety in place, construction companies are taking the aid of advanced mobile apps. Many accidents also happen due to lack of proper communication, so newer methods are said to be adopted to avoid the same.
Safety measures are adopted by construction companies to get everyone on the same page about the safety protocols. Modern safety app helps to quickly send this information into the construction site without visiting the place.
Construction Management Software
When it comes to construction management, a lot is at stake as multiple people are involved in the process. Right from the project manager to the building contractors to the engineers and laborers, everyone has work assigned to them and only when all work in coordination things fall into place. With the rising demand of construction and changing ways, it’s not possible to stick to the old ways of construction management. New technological tools in forms of construction management software have come to the aid. This next generation of tool not only ensures smooth undertaking of the construction process but timely delivery as well. Construction management also involves handling multiple documents like blueprints, bills, drawings, data and much more. Now, owning them physically is not an option anyway more. Construction document management software like SKYSITE, Procore and others have revolutionized the ways of document management.
Construction document management software like SKYSITE and Procore are designed in a way that allows users to access construction documents anytime, anywhere. The construction submittal process becomes easier with this software and all members and key people are on the loop throughout the process. Besides, unlike owning or carrying physical documents, which are prone to get damaged, documents stored in through the advanced software helps users to carry them without any hassle. Construction management software is the future on f managing construction in the following years with more and more organizations opting for it.
One of the primary concerns that have taken over the construction industry is the need for conservation and sustainability. The construction industry is said to be focusing on green buildings for ecological benefits. Green construction is said to be the future of the construction industry. The construction industry is focusing on sustainable building and it requires maximum effort and work before it becomes a reality.
It can be said that green construction has not only benefitted the construction industry but the environment as well. Green constructions ensure reduced energy waste, an increase in productivity level and help establish a higher standard of living. Green construction or sustainable building structure is an option many experts intend to explore soon.
Among many things, there are two factors that have become the bane of the construction industry that price surge for supplies and lack of skilled labor. This means the construction companies need to adopt better cost-saving methods to meet industry standards.
Companies have started to adopt more reasonable options like public-private construction that allows bringing the cooperative effort to construction. To further cut down on expenses, companies have started using modern technologies like wearables, which allows to track equipment in an improved manner and provides a better understanding of how laborers work. Other cost-cutting methods include thorough monitoring and metrics. In creating internships to train laborers, companies tend to avoid heavier workloads as well.
Created on Mar 9th 2018 00:55. Viewed 182 times.
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