Trends that are shaping Commercial Construction

Trends that are shaping Commercial Construction


Commercial Construction has been emerging and has seen growth in recent years. This transformation is due to technological advancements and shift in project management techniques.

In primitive years, commercial buildings were not made according to keeping in mind the environmental and societal impact that it brings. The buildings made were complete of out-dated style and materials that depleted resources.

It took a lot of time in commencing building; labor was induced more and therefore bringing a lot of cost to the company and not procuring safety of workers that did not bring efficiency in the commercial buildings.

Trends for Commercial Construction

Modular Construction

Offsite Construction helps to monitor the condensed schedule that not just speed up the project but also scales it properly. It is conducted in controlled in a controlled environment with no weather delays. By this, it makes the construction work smoothly and safer. Techniques for modular construction have grown up for residential and commercial buildings both.

Modular Construction is on growing stage for commercial buildings. It uses building materials that are easier to install, durable components taking into considerations of harsh weather conditions and use of 3D imaging techniques that help to map out the construction site accurately. It gives many benefits such as better material use, reduces environmental degradation and design structures to meet the needs of their customers. Construction cameras can be used for a pre-fabricated building facility to ensure safety and adherence to regulations.

Modular Construction is built to work under existing building codes and can obtain LEED Certification as made in a controlled environment doesn’t harm the surroundings or resources.

Advances in Technologies

With advances in different technologies, commercial construction can reshape it. With the help of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, errors can be easily detected in the design phase itself. It ensures to monitor job site conditions easily. VR gives an accurate visual representation of certain situations, settings, and scenarios.

Technologies such as exoskeletons and site sensors enable to ensure work safety concern of workers at the time of construction sites. Reduces the cost of injuries or deaths that earlier used to happen.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have been broadly used in construction to reduce risk and improve performance across the lifecycle of the project. It aids to identify change risk and to solve them.

Internet of Things (IoT) enhances job site efficiency and safety of workers. Wearable devices help you monitor workers at the job site and ensure they are protected from injuries.

Green Construction

Commercial Construction is accepting to apply sustainability concept widely at construction sites. Green building is becoming the growing trend for commercial construction. Use of waste from renovation and demolition of projects will be increased aspect in upcoming years. With this, firms advents the concept of 7D Building Information Modeling which facilitates sustainability in commercial buildings.

Sustainable materials such as renewable timber or recycled steel are using more to make it better be available for a longer span. By making the buildings that are an environmentally responsible and resource-efficient way that covers planning to design, to construction, maintenance, and demolition. In this way, it will benefit for a better environment.

Combining technologies and green materials, it can help in reducing resource consumption. Green building aids in reducing carbon footprint.

Labor Shortages

Continued infrastructure development and inadequate technical training, project managers, are struggling to find skilled labors. What can be done to remove this challenge is to give on-site training to employees and boost their skills. Production has been prolonged as technologies by many companies have not been accepted due to which it creates the problem of labor shortages. This is the main reason why companies are shifting towards modular construction. A commercial building can easily be modulated than industrial structures, and due to labor shortages, many companies do not prefer to build less commercial buildings.

Due to increased material cost, there is dwindling in labor shortages as fewer materials are being used in construction for which workers are required. Due to Robotics technology, there will be no workers required as it will enhance speed up construction and provide efficiency.

Safety Equipment

Due to a rise in standards, there is a requirement of growth in new safety equipment. The construction industry is the only industry where there are a lot of accidents and deaths, and hence it is boosting the market of implementing better safety equipment for worker’s safety.

Work boots that are connected to Wi-Fi with GPS coordinated devices on it that inform whether the worker is tired or have fallen. With drones and other safety equipment, it enables the firm to see any other problems too on the job site.

Other equipment such as safety goggles and helmets are since long in the construction industry and helping workers to perform their work, but it didn’t have technological advancement done. If we attach it to be smart devices we can help workers be safer to improve productivity and lower the cost of injuries occurred.


Trends in upcoming years for commercial building are evolving drastically and changing the way commercial building used to operate and effectively continue the use of BIM Coordination Services into their projects. Technologies that are impacting positively upon the overall construction industry are impacting on all types of constructions too. Commercial buildings need to be more sustainable and control environment that it gives to many people staying there for different purposes. 3D BIM Modeling Services of old and new buildings can be created and modulated easily which helps to save time and cost incurred. As and when job opportunities are increasing, there is an increase in commercial buildings too which gives benefit to many firms to build commercial buildings that are smarter and greenery along with the best look of it.

Written By:
Dhvani Badheka
Dhvani is an irreverent writer who has over 4 years of experience under her belt. She is a life-long learner and a quick study which provides her articles a unique insight. She is always reading, researching new materials and trying to expand her knowledge of the AEC industry so that she can create interesting and valuable content.

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