Construction is an ever evolving industry; it is always looking for new ways to cover the demands of time and new strategies to make the construction process simple and efficient.
In the construction industry, trends are much more than just a matter of style, it’s a matter of adjusting to the population and economy growth in order to make the most out of the existing resources. In this article we will review some of the latest trends in the construction industry:
1. Recycled materials
The amount of waste we produce and residual material in construction is increasing with each passing year, with that have come unwanted environmental and health risks that have pushed construction companies to find new ways to build.
A good example is building with waste and recycled cement to decrease the impact that waste has on the environment and make energy consumption more efficient.
2. 3D Concrete printing
This technology was developed to build concrete structures in less time using super-sized printers that use a special concrete mixture that’s thicker than regular concrete. The benefits of 3D concrete printing are many, the costs of construction are lower than regular concrete construction, the precision of construction is higher as the files are passed from the computer to the printing machine, and also, the construction can be done in remote locations.
3. Long lasting materials
The preference of long lasting materials such as concrete over less durable materials such as wood has been increasing during the past decade. Construction contractors and homeowners have realized that adding a concrete patio or concrete pool deck will make a much more cost-effective improvement, as any concrete addition built in homes will increase the property’s value, will prevent fire hazards and will require less maintenance.
As you can see, the latest trends in construction are a promising evolution towards a more environmentally friendly construction industry, and concrete is always at the top of the choices towards that change.
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