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Watch Out for These Commercial Construction Trends in 2019

Watch Out for These Commercial Construction Trends in 2019

by Proforma Construction, February 19, 2019

Here are some of the major trends that are expected to shape the commercial construction industry this year.

Just like any other industry, the new year brings new trends to the world of commercial construction.  Curious to know what to expect when it comes to commercial construction in the Bay Area?  Then here are some of the trends that experts predict will affect the commercial construction industry this year.

  • Growth in the Modular Construction Market

The modular construction market is projected to grow by approximately 6.9% this year.  Additionally, as new technology allows modular construction to build bigger, taller, and more advanced buildings than ever before, experts expect this market to continue expanding at an impressive rate to the end of 2023.

  • Increased Popularity of Design-Build Construction

Design-build refers to the construction method where a single entity completes both the design and actual construction of a project.  While it was first introduced as an alternative to traditional construction methods, design-build is now the favored form of project management.  As design-build construction projects tend to be cheaper and more efficiently managed, expect this approach to construction to continue to grow in popularity.

  • Expanded Use of Drones

Drone use in commercial construction increased by an impressive 239% over the last year, the fastest growth of any sector in the industry.  As the use of drone technology continues to expand, you should expect to see drones used for more and more tasks on the construction site.  Now, instead of simply taking aerial photos and videos, drones are equipped with mapping, volumetric analysis, thermal heat imaging, and other important construction capabilities.

These are some of the major trends that are expected to shape commercial construction in the Bay Area and the industry as a whole.  Are you looking for the right general contractor to take care of your commercial construction needs?  If so, then contact the experts at Proforma Construction.  Serving Pleasanton and the surrounding California area, our highly-trained team is ready to make your commercial construction dreams a reality.