New Trends in Construction and Building
Building information modeling

Building Information Modelling takes into account the most crucial thing in a construction project: Collaboration. To put it simply, BIM refers to a collaborative method of working which is based on the generation and exchange of data and information between the various project parties.

Project management software

Like various other industries, construction has realized the potential of implementing a project management software. Real-time project management software has been continuously advancing in order to draw more insights from data.

VR and AR

Compared to augmented reality, virtual reality is a much more common tool in construction. It is often used in BIM. Its biggest benefit is the ability to provide virtual walk throughs in order to sell property and pitch architectural ideas to clients. The possibility to virtually show clients what their investment will look like beforehand, makes VR a very attractive technology.


Robotics and Automation have revolutionized various industries. Its arrival in construction has been slow but it’s here now and rapidly spreading. There has been much technological advancement made in robotics. One such example is MIT’s Digital Construction Platform which uses 3D printing to create form structures.


There has been much talk about Drones and the numerous advantages they provide to a construction project. It is extensively used in mapping the construction site (thereby gathering data of the entire site), reporting the changes and updates of the project to clients, and monitoring and inspecting job sites.

Modular construction

Modular buildings or prefabricated buildings is the development of a building structure off-site, and then transporting it to the desired site without compromising on quality. There is no change in building materials and supplies, and the job is done in less time.

Green construction

One of the most significant change observed in the construction industry is the growing interest in green construction. There has been a global change in the way people consume. Consumers have started to change their lifestyles.

In short, 2018 holds

A lot of excitement for the construction industry. From BIM to VR to Green Construction… we will see a lot of progress in all of these sectors. Lets keep a look out and see where the industry is next year.

Risk management plan in construction

Intense competition for available work
Expectation to produce a high return on all invested funds
Intense pressure to save as much money as possible as well as time
Consistently low margins and lower profits
A high number of litigation cases as well as disputes
Safety issues

Greenhouses New Normal

Many restaurants, cafes and pubs around the world are searching for innovative opportunities to preserve their company as they continue to establish the 'new standard' as we adjust to the new changes brought on by the pandemic and social distancing.
Lawn care in Columbus, OH will demonstrate how you can take advantage of garden buildings such as greenhouses to keep your business going and provide your customers with the perfect place to dine in safety at the same time, without violating social distancing protocols.
On the island of Oosterdok in Amsterdam, a waterside restaurant set a brilliant example of how to serve clients comfortably, enabling them to enjoy their meals while keeping with the rules of social distance.
This Dutch restaurant, known as the Mediamatic Eten diner, has stepped up the game by constructing five different dining pods from glass greenhouses located on the canalside. Each pod seats three guests at a time, and there are also welcome solo diners! On long wooden planks, the workers wear face shields, gloves and food is served to customers.
This notion comes after restaurants around the world were forced to close because of the pandemic. The restaurant hopes that the greenhouses will allow customers to dine comfortably and safely without violating the guidelines for social distancing. They are currently testing their so-called quarantine greenhouses and are planning on opening them with a completely plant-based menu when authorization is given. In addition, they would only allow people to dine in the same house for as long as they live.
By converting their beer garden into an all-weather dining space, a country pub in the North West, The Harrington Arms in Gawsworth, took advantage of greenhouse versatility, enabling them to welcome and seat a viable number of customers.
Different designs such as plants and fairy lights are decorated in each greenhouse, with themes such as a potting shed, a beach hut, a vintage lounge, a Moroccan riad and a botanical garden. Plus, in the beer garden, they also built a big festival-style stretch tent!
According to the landlady, Caroline Wightman, the pub's customer spaces are divided into four small rooms to exercise social distancing, and there are just three tables per greenhouse/tent for now. You can book a table at the Harrington Arms via their website if you want to experience a fancy dinner after a month of being cooped up in your home.
It is true that garden buildings can give elegance, escape and flexibility, such as sheds, log cabins and greenhouses, to name a few. And who would have thought that we would get to a point where restaurant owners would use greenhouses as a way of maintaining social distance to serve and seat diners? This just highlights how an outdoor building is multi-purposeful and what a great investment it could be.


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AC Development Group

01 August 2021

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Sunday, August 01, 2021