Latest in Construction Industry
Progress is always important and welcomed in any sphere of life. New practices and developments are there to improve efficiency, safety, accuracy, speed, among many other things. Just like many other, the construction industry has also begun to see the benefits of progress and has become involved with some new trends and practices in their way of work.
Everything Is “Going Green”
As with many things nowadays, the construction industry is also slowly “going green.” Sustainable living, green building, sustainable building materials are all coming to the center of construction. With the rising concerns for the future of our planet, and for the safety of our environment, measures are being taken to try and lead a more sustainable life. In construction this means employing new practices, focusing on recycled and reusable material that is both high-quality and sustainable, which means not harmful to the environment.
Construction companies are focusing ongreen designs, LEED certifications, trying to make their projects energy-efficient and sustainable. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and it involves taking care of energy and water usage, building materials, and air quality all throughout the process of construction, as well as with regard to the end-result, the finished building.
Apart from all the benefits for the environment, sustainability also provides a good image for the construction companies and makes them competitive in their field. It is a good way to advertise a company, and clients will be more drawn to that since sustainability has become a key issue and a priority.
Digitalization and BIM
BIM (Building Information Modelling) is a key change in the digital world of construction. It is a virtual platform, a software that connects all aspects of construction, from the blueprints to building projections and predictions. Everyone working on the projects is connected to it and familiar with all the changes and decisions that take place. It oversees the entire process, improves communication, efficiency and reduces many risks.
BIM is slowly becoming common practice among construction companies and their way of work, and it has even become a common part of RFPs (Requests for Proposals). Through it, predictions can be made about many aspects of the project, and clients always like to know what they’re in for – approximate costs, possible risks, and issues, the expected due date, etc.
BIM is the present and the future of construction, and slowly going towards becoming a part of the building codes. Whether that will actually happen or not remains to be seen, but in any case, it has become a common practice and a highly efficient way of work in the construction industry.
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