The construction sector has already faced obstacles in 2022, ranging from labour shortages to building material bottlenecks and supply issues. This year, though, there are some promising tendencies to keep an eye on. Here are the top 5 construction sector trends for 2022:
A diverse assortment of costs for materials
In 2022, prices for most resources were fluctuating; some had begun to decline following a high surge the previous year, while others had not. Certain products, such as gasoline, asphalt, lumber, iron, and steel scrap, had significant price increases in 2021, and while price increases will be less dramatic in 2022, they will still occur.
Problems with the supply chain
Supply delivery lead times are now double or triple or even more what they were before the outbreak. This trend is expected to continue through 2022. Contractors must keep track of suppliers and place orders as quickly as they can.
The Appeal of Outdoor Spaces
People have been more enthusiastic than ever before in creating outdoor areas that encourage meetings sans compromising safety or aesthetics since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the trend in both residential and commercial building will continue to be strong.
Greater emphasis on indoor air quality
Whether it’s for genuine construction sites, residential homes with specific air quality control equipment, or anything in between, there’s been a surge in interest in air performance improvement and management, especially since the COVID-19 epidemic broke out.
Women in Construction Have More Opportunities
The surge in the number of women joining the construction sector is expanding at an extraordinary speed, from plumbing and electricity to design, architecture, and supply ordering, and it shows no indications of slowing down in 2022.