4 Construction Trends to Watch in 2023

4 Construction Trends to Watch in 2023

4 Construction Trends to Watch in 2023

Construction in 2023 will only have a heavier focus on implementing more automation and digitalization. As a contractor, it's essential to stay informed on what trends could benefit your business for the year to come. Post-pandemic building has still been in high demand and that trend will continue to stick in Michigan.

So, to tackle the upcoming year’s projects, consider adding the following trends to your business…

1. Digitalization

From taking measurements to crafting the right pieces to fit your structures, the digitalization of standard manual labor tasks is being implemented already. This trend is one that will continue to increase in the coming year with new technologies and devices you can gain access to for your job site and office staff. The departments most heavily impacted by digitization in the office will be project managers, designers, accounting, and upper management. Software that enhances design mock-ups, virtual programs to teach incoming staff, mobile and desktop applications redesigned to help you streamline your projects from office to job site, and much more will continue to build for construction businesses in the coming year.

2. Automation

Along with digitalization, automation of processes, procedures, and tasks will be emphasized for Michigan construction businesses in 2023. This includes the development of new ways to use robotics, drones, 3D printing, and nanotechnology to achieve project needs that once weren’t obtainable. New innovations such as these mentioned will help create more efficiency, communication, improve safety, and generate more productivity among the employees as a whole.

3. Green Building

The green building trend has been around for a few years now, however, each year there are new and improved ideas, products, and innovations being made to achieve more sustainability for those who choose to go the “green” route. By 2025, there could be upwards of 60%+ new buildings will be labeled net-zero ready or capable of being zero carbon emissions. 

4. Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality is helping businesses already train their employees for on-the-job experience. Everything from seeing structures before they are built, to creating more efficiency in the design process, virtual reality will help keep job sites safer and projects built to a higher standard.