2019 Review: Building a successful year for the construction industry
With the year and, indeed the decade, drawing to a close, there is seemingly no better time to look back at the past twelve months and at the highlights that it has brought for the construction industry. While it hasn’t been plain sailing, contractors and construction workers alike have seen a huge boom in distinctive trends and the positive effects that these bring.
Read on to discover the 2019 highlights of the construction industry, and what these can mean for the year ahead.
AI became more commonplace
Just as the subheading says, in 2019 AI became much more commonly used in the construction industry. This is a huge highlight of the year as it improves production and construction time, reduces human liability and fault, and overall increases on the seamlessness of each project to ensure optimal working conditions and outcomes.
Robotics pushed the eco-trend
Similarly to AI, the use of robotics in the construction industry became nearly commonplace. This was incredibly positive for 2019, majorly because of how much it aided towards environmentally friendly practices throughout the business. Using robotics allows for optimised accuracy and production rates, leading to less waste – in an era that has dedicated itself to becoming greener, this is a welcomed change beyond the industry itself but into the world as a whole.
Increased success stories with drones
The construction industry, throughout 2019, has pushed itself massively in producing innovative and fresh solutions to age-old problems. One of the most prominent solutions is the use of drones. Contractors and builders are more readily taking advantage of drones in order to visualise the layout of their project from above. Not only does this produce more accurate results and thus results in fewer mistakes, but it also lends itself to provide more jobs within the industry itself, as people start to become specialised in drone flying.
The industry moved into digilatisation
Obviously, the construction industry will never wholly move into digital territories – it’ll always need that humane flair that computers can’t bring! But, one of the huge highlights of 2019 has been that the construction industry – more specifically, the management and planning sides – has incorporated software and digital programming more than ever before. More specifically, cloud-based software has seen an incremental rise, meaning that the construction industry is more precise and even better. This also aids in the previous target of becoming more economically friendly, as it either reduces or eliminates paper waste.
Overall, 2019 has been an incredible year for the construction industry and construction companies. It’s seen workers and projects alike expand into new heights and territories, and all of these trends set to boost the industry above and beyond in 2020.