Trends Shaping The Construction Industry In 2023
The new year is almost here, and we’re excited about all the current trends in the construction industry. The construction industry has seen plenty of changes in recent years as developers and contractors have had to navigate supply chain issues, labor shortages, and more. Moving forward, the future is looking bright as construction teams are innovating and developing new construction solutions. Here are some of the top trends that will shape the construction industry this upcoming year.
A major trend in the construction industry right now that is expected to continue in the future is sustainable buildings. Climate change is a hot-button issue, and construction teams are realizing just how important it is to reduce their impact on the environment. Additionally, developers are realizing just how important it is to create highly durable structures that will last for years to come.
There are many different ways that construction teams have incorporated sustainability into their projects. Sustainable materials like mass timber have become more popular, especially as architectural innovations have improved. Additionally, many construction companies are looking for ways to recycle, reduce waste, and minimize emissions during their projects.
Modular building design is another massive trend in the construction industry that is likely to continue into 2023. Modular construction projects consist of small sections of the building, or modules, that are constructed offsite. These modules are then assembled onsite to create the final structure.
Many developers are leaning into modular construction because of its efficiency. Modules are built very quickly in offsite factories where there’s no risk of weather delays. These modules are completely up to building codes but are made with sustainable and cost-effective materials. They also produce less waste than traditional construction because any leftover materials can easily be recycled into future modules.
Robots and AI technology have taken the world by storm over the last few years, and the construction industry is no exception. While robots won’t work for every construction project, we can use them to save time and improve accuracy for repetitive tasks. As robotics and artificial intelligence become more sophisticated, construction teams could even use them to manage labor shortages.
Many construction teams are beginning to explore the possibility of using 3D printing for their projects, and this trend is likely to continue into 2023 and beyond. 3D printing could allow construction teams to fabricate key components of their projects with minimal time and effort. This trend is still in its early stages, but many construction teams are experimenting with different materials and techniques to determine what options might work best.
During the pandemic, many construction companies were forced to handle aspects of their projects remotely, and this trend has continued into 2023. This trend ranges from prefabricating certain building components to documenting and reviewing construction progress digitally.
Keep an eye out for these exciting trends in the construction industry as we move into 2023. New Horizons Construction Services is a general contractor based in central Florida. To learn more about our services, contact us at 407-574-2164.