Look around and you will definitely find construction going on somewhere. That’s how rapidly this industry is growing. The construction market in India currently stands at $ 738.5 billion. Since this is a rapidly growing industry, various trends are constantly transforming the industry, some trends are here to stay and some ought to be taken over. Even the government flagship programs such as the 100 Smart Cities Mission, Housing for All 2022, the Atal Mission for Urban Rejuvenation and Transformation (AMRUT), the National Skill Development Mission (NMSD), Pradhan Mantri Gram SadakYojana (PMGSY), Make in India etc. will be empowered by the construction sector.

Technological advancements have brought about tectonic shifts in the construction industry so far and will continue to do so in 2020 as well.

Here are some interesting construction trends to be anticipated in 2019:

  1. Automation: Automation will supplement human workers. Automation is often seen as a threat that can replace human intervention, but in reality, automation can increase productivity and creativity. Robotics will be introduced to perform physically demanding tasks. With the help of automation, artificial intelligence and robotics, construction can be carried out with efficient utilization of time and money.
  2. Design-Build: The concept of contracting the same party for both construction and designing is on the rise. This results in controlled costs and higher efficiency while streamlining the entire construction process. In simple words, a single point of responsibility makes things much easier.
  3. Waste cutting: The concept of building lean has finally and thankfully arrived. Green construction material is increasingly being used to cause minimum harm to the environment. Moreover, with incorporation of prefabricated materials and setting up just-in-time deliveries that align with project schedules, there is greater awareness for the most effective utilization of resources.
  4. Drones: Drone technology can help by assembling and analyzing information that the human workers would be unable to collect or notice. When linked to certain software programs, drones can help in various scenarios, for example, measuring the amount of dirt in a pile and give the contractor an idea of how many truckloads are needed, or identifying heat loss from a building so that leaks can be addressed before rework is needed. With the usage of drones on the rise, the construction industry is all set to be more efficient than ever before.
  5. Digital Contractors: With the emergence of cloud computing, construction companies worldwide are upgrading their business management and operations software systems. With the emergence of this technology, it has become possible for contractors to use the same pool of data across the back office, field and entire project teams. As a result of this, departmental silos are being torn down and projects are being run in real time, with real, actionable data. This digitization is also eliminating paper and manual processes throughout, saving time, mitigating risks and errors and improving productivity and profitability.
  6. Mobile construction technologies: 2019 will be the year when laptops, cell phones, tablets and other wearable devices will help workers in the field to collect and analyze data via intuitive construction specific apps. These apps will also help workers analyze data right from the job-site, providing an up-to-the-minute look at the true health and productivity of construction projects.
  7. Sustainability and green designs: About 20 percent of global emissions are directly attributed to the construction industry. Increasing awareness regarding this has led to a few welcome changes in the construction industry, one of them being the usage of green construction methods and sustainability. Environment friendly and resource efficient construction techniques will be used across all the stages such as planning, design, demolition and cleanup. Also, 2019 will witness more sustainable construction projects. For example, a sustainable construction project will have building designs aimed at allowing natural light into the centre of a building, thereby reducing electrical costs. Also, a building can be designed to reuse recycled drain water from sinks to flush toilets.
  8. Prefabricated buildings: The year 2019 will witness rapid constructions with modular, prefabricated building units. Prefab constructions offer various benefits such as seamless processes, time and resource management. Since construction is done in factory environment, it offers greater precision and safety. Moreover, there is very little waste since scraps and leftover materials are immediately recycled.

Being aware of these trends, Magicrete now offers state-of-the art construction solutions with AAC blocks and precast elements which lend robustness and promise to construction designs. Our prefab products such as columns and beams, load bearing panels, light weight panels, staircases etc. are not just constructed with utmost precision and promise of quality but also make use of only environment friendly materials such as straw bales, rammed earth, recycled plastic, bamboo, wood, glasscrete, hempCrete, Mycelium etc.

With some of the most interesting construction trends in place, 2019 will surely witness rapid construction which will be not just durable, spectacular and robust but also, environment friendly.