Advancements in Commercial Construction
Construction is a fast-moving industry, with companies constantly working to improve their processes. By investing in these changes, they are able to reduce their timeline and cost while widening the possibilities of what they can and cannot construct. The goal is to constantly streamline the processes employed during a commercial construction project through the introduction of a different kind of technology.
Watch for These Advancements at Your Next Commercial Construction Project
These advancements also make a structure safer — making them more resilient to natural calamities and wear and tear and the work sites less prone to accidents — which is a great news for workers. Some of the most celebrated advancements in commercial construction in the recent years include the following.
Virtual Reality Modeling
To help clients visualize a property better, virtual reality was introduced. This immersive visual environment gives them the opportunity to explore models in greater detail and allows them to make more informed choices. That way builders get right to the point and deliver exactly what the clients want. Augmented reality modeling will constantly grow as the technology for it evolves, which is great news for commercial building owners who are unsatisfied with the unrealistic depiction of 3D models.
To produce materials faster, in a uniform manner and at a lesser cost, more construction companies are turning to factories that build parts of the building of sites. One popular example is precast concrete walls that can be made in factories, specific to the requirements of the building and delivered on site.
Prefabrication is a great way to streamline the construction process. At the same time, it’s also more accurate because most prefabricated materials are made in computerized factories that manufacture the same results through and through, in comparison to the man-made elements you will have on site.
What once was only a niche in commercial construction is slowly becoming mainstream, especially with the widespread progress of technology and the clamor of many building owners to go green.
One of the simplest ways to go green is to add bio-walls, also knows as living walls, which can improve the quality of air, reflect solar radiation and absorb rainwater. Builders can also make some room for a rooftop garden that can insulate the building in the winter and cool it off in the summer.
This has become so popular now that American construction companies have a collaborative green design software that makes it easier for them to compare the different green building options available and consult each other on how to become a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the mark of a green building in the US.
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