Top Industrial Construction Trends Right Now

There are several industrial building construction trends gaining momentum right now, many of which began to grow in popularity across the last few years. As new innovations emerge and demands for worker safety and eco-friendly practices to lower carbon footprints increase, we’ve seen a lot of change come to construction. In this blog, we evaluate the top industrial construction trends to appear recently. Read on to learn more!

 

Green Buildings

The construction of sustainable industrial buildings with lower carbon footprints has been a major focus in recent years. Green buildings adopt eco-friendly measures to optimise energy and resource utilisation and improve waste reduction during construction. Finding sustainable materials can be time-consuming, but there are some simple eco-friendly methods in construction, such as making slight changes to the thickness of materials used in construction.

The Coresteel Tapered Box Beam structure is a lower-carbon product, as its unique tapered design requires less steel than universal beams. The Tapered Box Beam is manufactured by folding two halves of steel plate and welding them together to form a box, which is then tapered through its length, which reduces the weight and cost without affecting structural integrity.

 

Drones

There is an increasing trend in the use of automation in the construction site, such as the use of automated bulldozers, scaffolding robots, and bricklayer machines. Most prominently, drones are rapidly on track to become a standard tool for any company involved in large scale construction projects. Their aerial perspective is an invaluable tool for 3D mapping, site planning, and producing high-quality imagery for real estate advertisements. Advanced drones even have the capacity to monitor and produce maps in real time. 

 

Protection Against COVID-19

Like all industries enduring the ongoing pandemic across the world, PPE has become standard uniform in many places to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, particularly on construction sites in densely populated urban centres. This has led to an increased demand in dust masks and P2 disposable respirators, which have the benefit of playing a multi-purpose role in protecting workers from dust, chemicals, and airborne particles all at the same time. Many companies have also implemented policies imposing limitations on workers sharing tools and equipment. This means that in the future, it’s possible we will see more demand and innovation around PPE that’s tailored for construction specifically.

 

Building Information Modelling

Design technology such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) is currently dominating the industry. BIM allows builders and architects to construct a model in virtual space, providing a database of information and tools to enable a greater degree of collaboration from engineers, builders, and architects, who are all able to share and visualize their work in real-time.

For example, Coresteel uses a bespoke software platform called Constructor which can allow clients to become a part of the building process. Using this platform, our franchisees can generate a fixed price, plan, and 3D render of a pre-engineered building. This allows them to visualise the building in real-time and make modifications during the process.

 

Choose Coresteel today

With 25 locally-owned franchises reaching from Cape Reinga to Bluff, Coresteel Buildings has come a long way in the past 10 years. You can rest assured that we’re supporting New Zealand with structural steel sourced from NZ Steel, and our head office and factory based in Whangarei, not to mention numerous community sponsorships both nationwide and regionally. We aim to offer unique structural systems that are eco-friendly and efficient. Contact us today to learn more about services!