The Modern Ways Of Commercial Construction

Raised Access Flooring

There are many options in raised access flooring to choose from in the market these days, such as the addition of general-purpose access doors and panels for extra space, cable routing demands, and HVAC structure, depending on your facility’s needs. 

The raised access flooring can open up any possibilities for distribution services across your building and allows you to tap modern approaches to construction facilities. This system provides lower energy consumption and better airflow than any conventional HVAC system like underfloor air distribution. 

bathroom interior with bidet and toilet near sink and shower
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These modifications are essential to the facility for future-proofing through low reconfiguration costs over the building life cycle. 

Self-Healing Concrete

In today’s construction world, one of the most widely used materials in the world is concrete. It’s a bit surprising that it took us this long to get to this point. However, the new self-healing concrete takes the lead that soon it will become a viable alternative to traditional materials. 

By leveraging those bacteria in the building concrete itself, this concrete material automatically repairs any fissures or cracks that may appear on time and offers a great long-term solution for degrading the concrete. 

Augmented Reality Construction 

Integrating augmented reality or AR into construction projects is one of the most anticipated new techniques in the construction industry. By combining Building Information Modeling or BIM with modern wearables, AR will allow developers to render a complete visualization of what the project will look like when completed. 

Aside from the evident benefits in pre-construction planning, this technology also supports advanced construction strategies in urban planning, traffic routing, building developments, utility management, and more. It will also assist in determining the type of construction materials used on site. 

Kinetic Energy Harvesting Footfall

Building alternatives incorporating energy in various forms is no secret in new construction techniques. It involves placing ground sensors in high-traffic areas that store and generate thermal mass from pedestrian steps. 

It is an innovative way for long-term plans to integrate more sustainable energy solutions that will live off the traditional grid. This innovative kinetic solution technology made various tests on roadways; however, innovation technology earned mixed reviews. Hence, this type of construction technology might take a while before it truly goes mainstream. 

Thin-Joint Masonry

It is not only the building materials that are involved in masonry but also the techniques too. Relatively new technology offers clear benefits in construction time, considering this thin joint masonry technique. It uses a quick set of adhesives that is a fraction of the thickness of mortar beds, and in a matter of hours, it can reach its full bond strength. These techniques can also reduce the number of concrete blocks needed.

This thin joint approach allows the builders to pile up walls faster and easily install any access panels on the wall on construction sites while retaining thermal performance compared to other masonry based on wall panels. 

3D Printed Building

The technology of 3D printing is streamlining the construction in job sites. Construction companies now support 3D printing to fabricate some material on-site in a near replica of factory settings. It decreases the overall project cost and the reliance on extensive supply chain demand. 

Furthermore, we see more extensive usage of 3D printing technology where they are uploading their architectural designs to 3D printing software directly. This technology allows the developers to automate the construction process in any possible way and opens the door to a more innovative and faster system of development that results in less effort and time for all parties involved. 

Final Thoughts 

As the industry is adapting the new techniques and methods in building construction, more advantages in engineering and architectural design allow modern commercial buildings to seamlessly merge the outdoor and indoor environments through strategic plans. It is worth knowing, however, that the green act movement campaign is one factor that drove these innovations in building construction design. 

With technology continuously evolving and creating new processes and techniques, it is no wonder that more aspects of construction will improve as the years go by.