Construction Trends for 2015

With the first half of the year 2015 already behind us, we can now analyze the predicted trends for this season, as well as the trends that will continue to the beginning of the next year. Many trends are not related exclusively to construction in itself, but also maintenance and the further use of the building. What we are going to see more are alternative building methods and the shift towards smart buildings. The current ways of construction indicate that in future, construction will take a brand new swing towards innovative methods and incorporation of smart technologies.

Safety worker

Safety Comes First

Although a big concern for most companies and project managers, the new technologies will provide advanced worker protection in 2015. This subject will be widely discussed throughout the year. This year’s construction sites will see increased use of carbon-monoxide detection hats. The emphasis will be put on the protection of labor force, as it is still crucial for completion of any job.

Incline towards Environmental Building

Considering the additional environmental measures, constructing a brand new sustainable building is very expensive.  On the other hand, if you include green building materials, you will be surprised how much can you save, and still build a stable and resilient construction that has a minimal environmental footprint. There are many green options that include wool bricks, paper isolation and sustainable concrete. These materials are not only eco-friendly, but their production requires little energy, for example sun-dried bricks and they produce no toxic waste.

New Construction Technologies

In the filed of technology, construction trends for this year continue with increased use of digital 3D modeling so the room for error is minimized. What is more, using advanced construction project management software enables construction teams to monitor the construction process from the beginning to keys changing hands, as well as to spot and resolve any potential issues even before they happen. The new software solutions ensure that every process is performed according to plan and that every obstacle is removed on time. Eventually, another benefit of technological advancements is that they reduce construction time to a level never experienced before.

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Water Management and Recycling

Recycling remains a constant trend throughout the last ten years. Water is the most valuable of all reusable natural resources. One of the simplest ways to reuse water is to incorporate storm water management systems in new buildings. Collected storm water, in combination with recycled grey water, can be used to lower water consumption, ensuring that there is enough water for everyone. In addition, this trend will contribute that all new buildings are constructed with sustainable systems that are able to provide a part of clean water supply.

Conclusion

Nobody can tell with certainty what the future brings. On the other hand, it is evident that the future trends will concentrate on increased use of green materials aimed at building sustainable structures with minimal environmental impact and long years of operation. In addition, structures that use natural materials provide better insulation and allow the building to breathe, making buildings more resilient than those made with conventional materials. The most importantly, sustainable building approach makes the construction cheaper, which combined with new building management software, ensures that the building process is faster and more efficient.

Author’s bio: Dan Radak is VPS security and Hosting generaly specialist. Currently employed as a consultant in couple of Web Hosting companies. Lately, he is interested in construction trends. You can reach him on Twitter.

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