Sunday, April 21, 2013

2013 is an Important Year for the Construction Industry due to New Innnovations

Modular pre-fabricated Norsteel building. 
After being badly affected by the economic downturn, the construction industry is finally showing positive signs of growth. Thanks to innovations and hot trends in the construction sector, the industry’s growth is showing no signs of slowing down. Trends are stronger than ever, which is precisely why 2013 is an important game-changing year in the construction industry.  

One major reason behind the stable recovery rate of the industry is green construction. As industry experts continue to find ways to incorporate natural styles, elements, and features in construction design, the green construction continues to develop as a field.

One interesting trend this year is biomimicry, which takes natural patterns and incorporates them into architectural designs. This feature takes natural elements and integrates them not only in the external design or structures of the building but also in its interior. Lighting and ventilation are just two aspects where biomimicry is applied.

Biomimicry is not the only trend that is pushing the industry forward.  Prefabrication and modular design are also popular trends that supplement biomimicry in terms of environmental sustainability. Prefab construction takes a much shorter production cycle and has an enhanced sustainability approach. Because modular buildings take a much shorter time to construct, this is great news for clients: they will not have to spend as much time or energy to erect a building. And for tenants, this means lower rental rates. 

The design of modular buildings is also clean and crisp cut—an elegant time-tested design that will not grow old in the future. 

Other aspects of construction will likewise benefit from the popularity of green design. Take flooring and roofing for instance. Bamboo and stone are two of the several new elements that are becoming increasingly popular and are expected to be more present in even more architectural designs, replacing its more traditional counterparts.

Overall, the construction industry is pointing to a more eco-friendly approach that is financially viable for all stakeholders: construction companies, architectural firms, building owners, and leasees.

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