Construction changes like every industry, and 2022 promises to bring about some great trends you don’t want to miss. Neenan Archistruction® is an architectural design and construction firm that is based in Fort Collins and nationwide. Below, we’ll go over some 2022 construction trends. Get a free estimate for your commercial, education, government, and healthcare building projects today!
Sustainability has been a trend for quite a number of years now, but expect it to continue to grow as the desire to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels increases. Expect to see more buildings meet the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) criteria and to focus on lowering carbon costs, too.
The pandemic has only made the previous decline in high-quality construction workers worse. Expect to see an uptick in better training and employment benefits as construction companies work hard to keep the high-quality labor that they have.
The construction industry has always had one of the highest injury and death rates for any career in the United States. Injuries on the job site cost employers thousands of dollars not only in medical bills, but also in lost labor. Expect to see more construction companies emphasize mental health and the overall well-being of their employees.
Technology will have to grow in order to help make up for the shortfall in labor, improve productivity which will help to keep costs down, and help with safety and security. Expect to see more workflow management software and better communication technology, too.
The push to increase efficiencies on job sites will continue to be a trend in 2022. Automation is transforming many industries and having a big impact on the construction industry, too. You’ll see the beginnings of self-driving vehicles and heavy equipment, as well as the increased use of drones in order to help with everything from repetitive tasks to surveying. The overarching goal of most construction trends is to increase productivity, accuracy, and decrease costs. Rather than replacing employees, automation and other technologies will free up employees to focus more on the creative side of construction rather than mundane tasks.
While there will still be a demand for smaller, more specialized construction firms, increasingly customers are looking for a comprehensive solution in order to make things simpler. Expect to see a move towards design/build firms with a single point of contact.
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