Trends For 2022 In The Construction Industry by XAMTA INFOTECH Construction Industry - August 2, 2022
As we step into the new year of 2022, it is crucial to reflect on the past and anticipate the future to be fully prepared to leverage upcoming trends and learn from past challenges. Having reviewed the trends of 2021, here are the construction industry trends to keep an eye on in 2022.
Continued Focus On Safety Measures With A Focus On Technology:
In 2022, experts anticipate an ongoing emphasis on ensuring the safety of construction personnel. Technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality, which gained traction in 2021, are expected to significantly impact the enhancement of workplace safety standards. Drones and computer prototypes will play a key role in identifying potential project hazards beforehand. Additionally, AR and VR technologies will be instrumental in training new staff, particularly in high-risk job site situations.
The Rise In Modular Construction Continues:
The trend toward off-site building, observed in 2021, is expected to persist in 2022. Modular construction involves constructing a building off-site in modules, which are then assembled on-site. With proven benefits like cost savings, time efficiency, and immunity to weather delays, the momentum of modular construction is set to carry on.
However, it's essential to note that while modular construction can be a gamechanger, it presents its own challenges, such as limitations in variety due to mass production and potential risks and costs associated with module transportation.
Retaining And Keeping Skilled Staff:
Labor shortages, a challenge in 2021, are anticipated to continue into 2022. Construction companies must not only explore new ways to recruit skilled staff but also prioritize retaining their existing skilled workforce. According to a survey by The Associated General Contractors of America, 62% of construction companies are actively increasing wages and benefits to attract and retain staff. To prevent losing skilled workers to other firms, competitive compensation packages that meet or exceed industry standards are crucial.
Technology Integration Is Here To Stay:
In 2022, the construction industry is poised to witness increased adoption and broader usage of existing technologies, accompanied by the introduction of new construction technologies.
Digitalization of the Field and Office: Investing in digitalization, advanced automation, and innovative materials could result in a 50–60% productivity increase for construction companies, according to a report from McKinsey Global Institute. Digitalization opportunities abound, both in the field and office. For instance, utilizing XAMTA INFOTECH’s Odoo Construction Software enables the elimination of handwritten time cards by allowing staff to enter their time using mobile devices. Clients can also benefit from a self-service portal for managing various aspects of their jobs or work orders.
Wearable Technology: Smart wearables have the potential to significantly impact the construction industry in terms of employee safety and efficiency. These technologies can collect, transmit, and store information about each worker’s whereabouts, nearby safety hazards, biometric data, and more. The scope of wearable technology is expected to expand considerably in 2022, offering innovations from smart helmets with 3D visual overlays to bionic suits capable of handling heavy materials.
BIM (Building Information Modeling): BIM, a revolutionary building information technology, enables the generation of 3D models for complex projects and digital representations at various project stages. Although still relatively new, BIM adoption is expected to increase in 2022, with more contractors incorporating BIM technology into a growing number of projects.
Robots in the Labor Force: In response to the labor shortage, robotics technology is becoming more prevalent on construction sites. Autonomous robots assist construction companies in handling more menial, repetitive tasks, allowing human workers to be used more efficiently. Robots also contribute to improved safety and reduced construction-related injuries.
How Odoo Construction Software Can Help You Stay Ahead of Industry Trends:
As you gain a better understanding of the trends shaping the construction industry in the coming year, it’s an opportune moment to evaluate your own business. Where do you stand concerning the adoption of new technologies and innovations? Are you ready to tackle the challenges impacting the industry?
If you feel that you are lagging behind, XAMTA INFOTECH can provide assistance. In a period of rapid growth and innovation, transitioning to a fully-integrated construction management software is the best way to stay ahead of trends and ensure the ongoing success of your business.
Odoo Construction Software, offered by XAMTA INFOTECH, is a comprehensive construction management solution designed to enhance productivity, boost profitability, reduce manual errors, improve customer service and employee satisfaction, and more. Contact us today or request a demo to see how XAMTA INFOTECH can help you stay on top in 2022.
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