• Industrial Construction Trends to Watch

    Posted On Thursday, February 4, 2016 by Robert Smith

    Do you run a industrial construction company or area an equipment supplier? ? Keeping up with industry trends will set you miles ahead of your competitors. Using this information, you can stay on the forefront of the industrial construction market. So, check out some of the top trends to watch listed below.

    Prefabricated Construction

    Also known as modular construction, prefabricated construction has become increasingly popular in recent years. It involves the construction of certain pieces (e.g. building panels) off site and then transporting them to the actual worksite. Prefabrication offers several benefits, including reduces waste, greater efficiency, and cost-savings. Because of these benefits, many industry experts believe the trend of prefabricated construction will continue in 2016 and the years to follow.

    3D Printing 

    3D printing has already spawned some pretty amazing items, ranging from guitars and guns to ballgowns and prosthetic limbs. Now, however, industrial companies are beginning to experiment with the technology for applications in construction. Theoretically, 3D printing could be used to create virtually any and all types of buildings, opening the doors to whole new world of possibilities for industrial construction companies.

    Going Green

    This isn't a new trend by any means, but it's certainly becoming more popular in commercial construction. Companies today are now willing to sacrifice profit for a better brand image by going green. Green construction practices may include the use of recycled material, CCFL or LED lighting (as opposed to incandescent), increased insulation, and lush landscapes.

    Goodbye Paper, Hello Digital

    We've already seen this in other industries, and now it's making its way into construction. Business owners are transitioning from paper files and documents to digital. Industrial construction companies can benefit from the use of digital files, as it lowers the cost of stationary while offering instant delivery times.

    Selective Projects 

    As labor declines, industrial companies are becoming more conscious about which construction projects they take. In the past, these companies would have chosen just about any project offered to them. With today's labor shortage and the market still feeling the effects of the housing crisis, however, companies are selectively choosing their projects based on what they can handle. If a project is too big, complex and/or technical, they may decline the offer and move on to the next project.

    These are just a few popular trends in industrial construction. Being that it's an ever-evolving market, however, there's really no way to tell just what's in store. 

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