Year in Review: Trends in Construction

Ranking as one of the largest industries in the world, it is no surprise that the construction industry continues to make improvements to attain efficiency and perfection. As years come and go, many trends arise that are designed to benefit construction workers. With the year coming to a quick end, Kassel Construction is devoting time to review the construction trends over the course of 2018.

Improved Safety

There is an unfortunate number of fatal injuries that have occurred within the construction industry. This has been due to a lack of equipment, and overall training. With new tools being introduced in the construction force, men and women are warranted more safety within the workplace. Safer eye-wear, boots, and other associated technologies are all small, but necessary trends that can help improve safety within this industry in the long run. Overall improved safety results in timely projects, meeting budgets, and many other potential benefits.

Technological Advancements

From software to gadgets, the construction industry is slowly but surely making their way toward making technological advancements. In any industry, technology is known to aid and relieve the stress that comes with labor. As technology continues to advance, many options are available and provided to construction workers. With devices like drones and blueprint apps, these technologies help with managing projects, scheduling deadlines, and designing overall. The advancement of technology is transforming the industry.

Augmented Reality

Augmented reality (AR) provides construction workers with a 3-D model that can be used for potential designs. It is an easy and extremely efficient way to plan and create projects. Design models can be easily modified to maintain accuracy across the construction team. AR has provided construction workers with an easier way to manage and complete their projects quickly.


Drones allow supervisors, and workers, to analyze projects from an aerial point of view. Drones are beneficial because they capture real-time data on the construction sites. Overseeing projects through a drone allows for little to no mistakes through the process of building, and gives workers knowledge about what needs to be done. Along with quality control, drones assist in preconstruction and site planning, communication, and less risk of injury. Drones greatly help lower costs in the long run.

Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process that involves making computer-generated models of projects during the preconstruction phase. BIM allows workers to trace the necessary materials, costs, and potential outcomes. This type of modeling reduces costs and speeds up the construction process by mapping out every element of an upcoming project. Many construction workers are incorporating BIM into their regular practices to become more productive.

Green Building

Accounting for nearly 25% of global emissions, green building is a solution to becoming more sustainable and energy efficient. From start to finish, green building uses resource-efficient tactics in order to reduce the impact that construction has on the environment and humans. Using solar panels, permeable concrete, and fewer pollutant resources are all ways in which green building successfully made its way into the construction industry. The outcomes of green building have been very victorious; reducing energy consumption and the use of scarce materials. With higher awareness toward the safety of our environment, this trend is a big step in the right direction for construction workers.

Contact Kassel Construction Today

With the innovative trends that are taking over the construction industry, you will be ensured timely and safe work done on your next project. Contact the professionals at Kassel Construction to receive a quote today.