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Commercial building trends that are changing construction

The onsite build is probably the oldest trick in the book, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only option

Published: 22/11/2018

Country: United States

Making your name in the world of the commercial building is harder than most people think, and it’s definitely different than building residential properties. The thing with commercial properties is that you have to take lots of people in consideration and a wide variety of possible uses for your property. That’s why builders with experience use a smart little trick to always stay on top of their game – they follow current trends and developments in the field of commercial building. This is the best way to develop your skills and always do your best, so here are a few trends you should look into.

Building offsite

The onsite build is probably the oldest trick in the book, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only option. On the contrary, lots of people are going the other way and starting to adopt the philosophy of offsite building.

What this basically means is that you build your commercial property not on the site, but somewhere else. This gives you more freedom, lowers your stress and minimizes your delays, but also saves you tons of money since you don’t have to transport every single piece to the site. Instead, you can prepare everything first, transport finished pieces at once, assemble them, and you’re good to go!


Keeping it sustainable

With more and more people realizing that our planet is in rather a catastrophic state, they’re introducing sustainability into every part of their lives. The world of commercial construction is no different, and you can do wonders for your local environment by finding ways to stay sustainable.

One of the best things you could do is use reclaimed materials in your construction. Things like old steel, glass, timber and concrete are often better than new resources, and they’re also cheaper and greener. And if you include these in your commercial building, you’ll attract people who are into eco-friendliness, and that’s something we all want.

Going up

When it comes to the sizes of commercial buildings, it seems that lots of people are thinking of expanding and adding height to their properties. Back in the day, you couldn’t find that many buildings that had more than twenty floors, but now, you can hardly find any that have less than that! Times are changing, and we have to adapt to the innovations, and going upwards is one of the most exciting innovations out there.

Fortunately, adding new floors to existing buildings is another great solution, and this might be easier than most people think. All you need are some proper plans, a vision you’d like to realize and a strong scaffolding system that will help you reach the heights you’ve always dreamed of. Ultimately, this is the only way for the industry to develop, so be an innovator yourself and you’ll change the world of commercial buildings forever.

View from above

Speaking of reaching new heights, the construction industry is introducing another new concept and relying on drones more than ever before. These helpful little aircrafts can do wonders for the world of commercial buildings as well, particularly for people who are surveying areas where they want to start building.

This method is easy, cheap and reliable, but what’s even better is that you don’t even need people who will operate these drones. You can do everything remotely, thus saving a huge amount of money in the long run.

Safety equipment

Safety is a vital part of the construction industry, especially when we’re talking about commercial buildings. No matter how many people you employ and what they do, you have to be absolutely sure they’re protected at all times. This goes for onsite and offsite constructions as well, and your workers have to be safe from the moment they arrive to the site until they leave it.

Some of the things you have to insist on the most are work boots, safety goggles and helmets, but you surely already know about them and have probably been using them for quite some time now. If you really want to take the next step and move forward, think about smart equipment – boots that come with a Wi-Fi and GPS connection! These boots can read your employees’ vitals and tell them if they’re working too hard and need to take a break. These boots are the future of safety equipment, so there’s absolutely no reason to ignore them.

The world of the commercial building is constantly changing, and you really have to invest a lot of time and effort if you want to keep up with all the latest trends. Of course, this will pay off in the end as embracing new technologies and working on your workers’ safety is crucial for becoming successful. Therefore, take a look at these five trends and find a way to make the most of them as soon as possible.

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