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

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.

Drones

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

Eco Friendly Bathroom

Many eco-friendly fixtures, furniture, and accessories have been introduced to the market in recent years, resulting in major improvements in the world of bathrooms. Take advantage of this opportunity to go green with some of these eco-friendly bathroom ideas suggested by bathroom remodeling Wilmington, NC.
Cabinets and vanity sinks
Plywood, particle board, pressed wood, and medium density fiberboard are commonly used in conventional cabinets and vanity sinks (MDF). However, formaldehyde is present in the glue used in such materials.
There are now safer eco-friendly cabinets and vanity choices made of solid wood, recycled and reused materials. Consider bamboo or recycled concrete cabinets, as well as recycled glass or paper countertops.
Recycled tile
Most bathrooms have some kind of tile, and you can now find choices made from recycled materials in almost every aesthetic you can think of.
Bathroom tiles made of bamboo, cork, or environmentally friendly concrete are available. Reclaimed wood and vegetable ivory tiles are two newer alternatives on the market.
Bathtubs made of steel
Instead of fiberglass or acrylic, imagine a steel bathtub. These bathtubs, as well as their steel bathroom fittings, can be entirely recycled rather than ending up in a landfill at the end of their useful lives.
Fixtures
Showerheads, toilets, and faucets with low flow
It should come as no surprise that flushing the toilet wastes a considerable amount of water each time. However, low-flow and dual-flush toilets have made significant progress in recent years, reducing water use.
Toilets used more than three gallons of water per flush just a few years ago. High-efficiency toilets now use less than a gallon of water per flush. This latest technology will save thousands of gallons of water per year, depending on how often your family flushes the toilet. This is not only beneficial for the climate, but it also helps you save money on your utility bills.
The same can be said for showerheads and faucets. Upgrades will result in less water consumption, improved energy efficiency, and even more savings on your utility bills because flow rates have fallen dramatically over the years.
If you want to save water without having to replace your showerhead or faucet, you can install an aerator, which reduces the water flow rate without affecting water pressure.
Water heater that saves energy
Heating water accounts for approximately one-fifth of your home's energy usage, according to the US Energy Information Administration. An energy-efficient water heater can be installed as part of an environmentally friendly bathroom remodel.
When shopping for a water heater, look for the Energy Star logo from the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that the device has been accredited as energy-efficient.
A heat pump water heater uses heat from the air to heat the refrigerant that heats your water; a tankless water heater heats the water as you use it; a condensing storage water heater uses less energy to produce hot water; or a solar water heater reduces your energy costs.

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14 May 2021

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Friday, May 14, 2021