What will 2022 hold for the future of office buildings and the construction industry? The past two years have been turbulent, constantly adjusting forecasts and changing expectations; however, projections are now beginning to reflect that 2022 will be a year of reemergence and growth in the construction industry. Sustainability efforts, creating a healthy space, and green initiatives will drive the industry to innovate competitive new ideas. Additionally, new and renewed regulations will contribute to a reduced margin for error and waste. The future of commercial construction will hinge on these top 5 trends:

  1. Efficient Technology

2022 will demand efficient technology for buildings and the construction industry. For builders and developers, innovations that can enhance energy-efficient infrastructure are key. Implementing energy-efficient technology into spaces that are built will complement sustainability efforts. The design of buildings needs to offer a variety of solutions to make daily tasks flow more efficiently. This can include features such as bringing in more natural lighting and maximizing the overall office design.

  1. Growing Need for Laborers

One of the most noticeable trends is a vast increase in the demand for labor. Quality labor is expensive and competitive. With employers battling for talent, business leaders are faced with creating human-centric workplace design features to position themselves as the employer of choice.

In the construction industry, the growing need for efficient technology and green initiatives encourages more educated workers to manage and interpret the data produced by all this new technology. The construction industry needs to attract talent by showcasing career growth potential in their industry and the abundant opportunities to experiment with emerging technologies.

  1. Rising Material Costs

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the Producer Price Index for construction goods increased by 17% year over year in 2021. Rising interest rates are likely to compound all types of costs, resulting in further pressure on total construction. Delays are something all developers are contending with, but companies that have a strong supply chain will be a must during the coming year.

  1. Green Building

Green building projects focus on reducing energy consumption by upgrading lighting systems, HVAC systems, cutting water consumption, and reducing waste. In addition, the selection of key sustainable materials is used from the flooring type, wallcoverings, and insulation. It is maximizing the space to incorporate natural lighting for health and wellbeing. Green construction includes both the technology to lower a building’s carbon footprint and the use of resources and building models to reduce the use of materials. Any green building project that reduces energy consumption will provide long-term savings to building owners and help them meet future requirements.

  1. Construction Management Software (CMS)

Comprehensive construction management software is a vital tool for remaining competitive, building a valuable business, and mastering operational efficiency. The CMS program Omni Commercial Group utilizes ensures smooth communication and transition from start to finish. It is the number one program that streamlines every process from pre-construction to closeout.

All these construction industry trends are changing the global market and regulatory challenges may become stricter on workplace climate change. With careful planning and adopting new practices, developers can reduce risk and enjoy profitability in 2022. Construction is expected to grow continuously throughout 2022 to develop and grow the commercial industry. Omni Commercial Group has the experience and relationships to bring you the best construction team to manage and build your commercial projects throughout the coming years. When our clients need professional supervision for the management of their construction projects, they turn to us! Contact us today to get started on your next commercial build, remodel, tenant finish, demolition, or if your current building requires facility maintenance.