We may be eight months into 2018, but it’s never too late to talk about commercial construction trends currently occurring in the industry. In 2017, spending was at its highest for construction and that has continued to spill over in 2018. Commercial construction is predicted to have a 12.4% increase throughout 2018.
As a full-service, licensed general contractor in Florida, our team at FGC, Inc. has extensive experience designing and building commercial construction. It’s important to us and for us to keep up with the current industry trends, so we wanted to share a few of these trends with you.
Commercial Constructions Trends to Watch Out For
Labor shortage – Currently, there is a shortage of skilled workers in the construction industry, especially since the needs for construction have increased the past few years. In 2017, 210,000 jobs were added in the construction industry; however, 78 percent of construction firms are having a hard time filling positions with quality employees.
Modular and Prefabrication construction – Both modular and prefabrication are forms of offsite construction that are popular due to their shortened construction schedule, since they are built in a controlled environment assembly-line style. This type of building style creates a safer work space.
New construction technology – Each year, every industry is introduced to new technology that can make jobs easier. New construction technology is aimed to make workplaces safe and increase productivity. Drones are conducting site surveys and doing inspections. Robots are completing repetitive tasks. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a construction software that worked with virtual related to help contractors visualize projects, better communicate and increase productivity. Virtual reality simulations are helping people train on equipment and look at jobsites or finished projects before the construction even begins. With the labor shortage, technology and robots are helping fill in the gaps where people are missing. Robots are also great for completing dangerous tasks in place of a person.
Green construction – More jobsites continue to go “green” every year as sustainability and environmental concerns are a big trend. Timber projects are popular right now throughout the country. Recycling construction waste from the jobsite and turning into something else that can be used again is gaining in popularity.
Grocery stores – With many people wanting curbside pickup and delivery services from grocery stores, there will be a shift in the need to change the way grocery store buildings are built. Stores are looking to remodel and expand to add more features and services to coincide with the customer demand for better shopping experiences.
Aging population – The large Baby Boomer generation continue to get older, which can easily change how buildings need to be designed. Buildings need to start to accommodate older visitors better.
Malls – Thanks to e-commerce sites, malls are becoming deserted. To fill the space, businesses that aren’t usually “mall friendly” are coming into spaces to attract visitors – this means renovations are needed for these new businesses moving in.
Structural resiliency – Because of all the natural disasters that occurred in 2017 that destroyed many buildings, buildings need to be built to withstand a natural disaster.
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These are just a few of the commercial construction trends occurring in 2018. As a commercial general contractor, we incorporate these trends into the decisions we make and work we do. We strive to do better and learn more knowledge when tackling each project. FGC, Inc. can help you build a commercial space to fit the needs of the market and customers.
At FGC, Inc. we provide innovative design and construction solutions to meet our customers’ needs and problems. We take pride in the completion of construction projects on time and within budget. When you work with FGC, you can be connected to realtors, bankers, architects, engineers, vendors, and more, to ensure your project thrives after the construction process with us is done.
At FGC, Inc., we have extensive experience in commercial construction. We build commercial spaces in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. To get started with building with us, click commercial construction in Ponte Vedra Beach contact page or call us at tel:+19044183937