Halfway through 2018, it is time to look at the construction industry trends and predictions and see which ones are shaping up. Keeping on top of new and emerging trends in the construction industry not only helps keep your company from falling behind, but it helps you prepare for the future. This year has been an interesting year, with many changes to supply routes and technology. With the continuing growth and evolution of the construction industry, companies must stay up-to-date if they want to remain competitive. Here are 10 construction industry trends in 2018 that will carry into 2019.
Greater digital adoption could change how construction projects are procured, CM’s recent round table agreed.
Construction has a notoriously adversarial procurement culture, which many on our constructor panel agreed can be a barrier to BIM adoption – but some saw change on the horizon.
“BIM requires extra effort and suits early contractor involvement and collaborative working yet the contracts we have are exactly the opposite to that – they’re about achieving the cheapest possible price,” said Alex Jones, head of BIM and digital construction at Murphy.