After a turbulent year of adjusting forecasts and changing expectations, 2021 will be a year of reemergence and growth in the construction industry. Rising construction costs and labor shortages persist, challenging the industry to innovate competitive new ideas, while stricter regulations contribute to a reduced margin for error and waste.
This year, the COVID-19 pandemic changed how the construction industry does business, from scheduling projects to hiring workers to meeting with clients. The Coronavirus outbreak pushed for a lot of readjustments on the way we work and communicate with each other. Business activities had to continue with limited face-to-face contact, and some processes were a bit slower or even interrupted, because of precautions.
This is why understanding what 2021 has in store for the industry is important. Despite its ongoing transformation, construction is still haunted by cost and time overruns, excessive admin burden, and a strong culture of blame. On the bright side, construction is maybe for the first time among the industries that actively drive digital transformation.
Further, Modular and prefabricated offsite construction is becoming a common practice today. It’s similar to producing equipment in a factory and
then using it on site. Offsite construction is eco-friendly, boosts productivity and maximizes the use of materials. As such, it is gaining traction, as the industry focuses more on green building practices. Modular construction is one of the typical offsite options. It entails the building of modules that are then transported and installed on the construction site. You can use these modules to assemble larger units with higher efficiency, higher speed, and with fewer resources. The other common offsite construction is prefabrication, where components such as wall panels, framing, and floor systems are made off site, and then integrated into the projects. 3D printing is often used for prefabricated items. This is faster and more efficient than building them on site.
For that reason, it is believed that those who will be able to start integrating their different plannings will immediately be in an advantageous position against their competition. Simply put, they will be able to always maintain an accurate overview of all project activities and plannings. So if you are aspiring for a year with fewer delays and budget overruns, integrated planning is definitely something you want to look out for.
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