construction industry trends
Date published: 27 Oct 2023
Holly Chipchase

Construction industry trends for 2024

The building industry has transformed over the past few years. The COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit, and the war in Ukraine have caused supply chain issues and a significant increase in material costs, resulting in massive inflation. However, these challenges haven’t slowed the industry’s growth and innovation. As a matter of fact, the industry is thriving, valued at £239.4bn for 2023.

Here are some of our predictions for construction industry trends in 2024: 

Advanced tech  

The construction industry has always embraced new technologies, and there are no signs of slowing down. Technology is helping to revolutionise the building industry.  

3D Printing 

Large 3D printers layer concrete on top of one another to establish hollow walls, preparing them for the later addition of wiring and insulation. The technology allows for much quicker builds that require less manpower, with less cost, and less waste.  


Drones have come a long way in the past couple of years, and the construction industry is able to adapt and use them for many purposes. This includes site planning, surveying and analysis, inventory, and even project reporting. They are used for 3D site imaging to assist with design.  

Green Building  

The construction industry is focusing on sustainability due to tightening regulations and exploring new materials. Green building is the practice of building and developing property in an environmentally friendly way. With consumers becoming more and more environmentally conscious, builders are finding ways to become greener from design and construction all the way through to maintenance and eventually deconstruction.  

Digital Twin Tech  

A digital twin is a digital representation of a real-world object. They are used in the automotive industry, healthcare and engineering industries.
In construction, digital twins function as analytical assets for visualising real-time status, and working conditions, and pre-emptively assessing changes before affecting the actual build.

Prefab Properties  

Prefabricated homes are manufactured off-site before being transported to their final location. By using this type of structure, there’s an opportunity to minimise wastage and ensure quality on construction sites.  

Although we can’t do more than advise on construction industry trends, we can offer ground support to mitigate slip and trip hazards and give access over muddy or boggy ground for both vehicles and pedestrians.  

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