Last year, we covered some of the major construction trends worth looking out for in 2018. However, anyone who works in this industry knows it’s always changing. Thus, 2019 has brought along a new set of noteworthy trends to familiarise yourself with. Knowing where the industry is going helps you stay competitive in this dynamic field.
Enhanced Data Solutions
New technologies have resulted in strong data collection, storage, and management solutions. This has disrupted many industries. The construction field is not exempt from these shifts.
The ability to collect and manage more data than ever gives construction professionals opportunities to analyse more data than ever. They can use it to generate ideas for new cost-saving measures, improve job preparation, and plan for the future needs of customers. For instance, if a data analysis gives you reason to believe you’ll be working on jobs which require certain types of lifting equipment during certain times of the year, you can order the needed items beforehand to save time.
Shift to the Cloud
Construction projects are often complicated. Often, many parties are involved in the overall process. Those parties may need access to key documents throughout the completion of a project.
This is a major reason construction firms have been focusing on the benefits of cloud storage solutions. By storing essential documents in the cloud, all parties can access them via mobile devices whenever they need to. This streamlines many steps that could otherwise reduce your efficiency.
Technological innovations such as the Internet of Things will give rise to ‘smart cities’ in the near future. These cities will feature various infrastructure elements which share information and data over a network. The benefits of this shift are numerous.
Indeed, some cities throughout the world have upgraded to new forms of traffic lights which monitor traffic patterns and make adjustments to their programming accordingly. It’s easy to understand why such changes can yield major improvements in the lives of citizens.
However, many have pointed out that cities often lack the proper infrastructure to support the smart technology upgrades of the near future. As a result, the construction industry is expected to play a major role in making necessary infrastructure improvements this year.
Of course, the construction firms which take on these jobs will need reliable equipment to ensure they can work as productively and efficiently as possible. Our team will gladly supply the necessary lifting gear for your projects. To learn more about what we can do for you, call us on 01371 859 555 (Essex) or 01899 221 577 (Scotland).
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