The Construction Industry is Changing, and Aloha Construction is Changing With It
The world is changing every day, and the new gadgets, tech, and differences seem to come faster and faster as we continue into the 21st century. As the communities and industries change, Aloha construction and the building industry as a whole is changing with it. New trends have been popping up in the construction industry in the past few years, and we’re here to share them with you.
From new tech to improved storm responses, to community involvement and renewable resources, all of these trends are shaping Aloha Construction’s choices, actions and work this year. Check out some of the latest changes in the building industry, and how Aloha Construction is implementing them!
As the construction industry evolves, it is always looking for ways to make work cheaper, safer, more efficient. One way to do this is by implementing new tech into the field.
Aloha Construction is excited about introducing drones into their roofing work in the future. Drones can save money in many different ways. Imagine how fast a drone can fly over a neighborhood to check on power lines and outages. Much quicker than a truck can drive through, especially after a storm when they’re managing flooded streets and felled trees. Drones are also much more accurate than the human eye and can remove human error from the equation.
Drones may also be used to replace surveyors in the near future. When compared with traditional approaches to surveying, the drone can do it much quicker, more efficiently, and at a lower cost. One drone can save thousands of dollars worth of manual labor, and the time associated with it. Aloha Construction is working hard to make sure any and all new tech that can improve their construction practices is implemented in their work.
In light of recent events, storm response is more relevant and on America’s mind more than ever before. In August Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston and Southern Texas. Up to 40,000 homes were destroyed by the hurricane, and disaster relief has only just started to move in to repair the damage. Now, Hurricane Irma is widely reported to be one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, and she’s making her way right towards Florida’s coast.
In the wake of these storms, building supplies get rerouted to disaster areas, laborers and contractors put projects on pause to help out, and resources get tight in the field. Storm response can push the construction industry to its limits. Now, response time and efficiency are improving by implementing disaster management plans. The four steps of disaster management planning include identifying risks, developing a plan, communicating the plan to the organization, and testing it frequently. When new disasters occur, like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a crucial point is also learning from both the mistakes in the response and what went well, and then adapting the next disaster management plan for the future.
Aloha Construction also responds to storms by offering free property inspections after every storm. No one should be stuck paying a high price to get damages assessed or waiting months for a response in the wake of strong storms and damage. Aloha Construction prevents this by providing timely and honest property inspections free of charge, so residents in storm damaged areas can restore their homes quickly and efficiently.
Another new trend in the construction industry is something everyone can get behind: giving back to the community. There has been a severe shortage of affordable homes in the past year. For example, sales of homes priced below $100,000 fell 17 percent in April compared with 2016, and sales of homes under $250,000 dropped as well. This means those in lower income brackets cannot find and purchase homes that they can afford because they’re simply not available on the market right now.
Some construction companies are looking to change this. One major accomplishment has been Habitat for Humanity’s annual “Home Builder’s Blitz”. The weeklong event occurs across the country and partners with professional home builders and suppliers in the industry to build or fix more than 250 American homes.
Aloha Construction recognizes the importance of giving back to their community as well. Whether it’s working with the Bloomington Girls and Boys Club or taking children on a well-deserved shopping spree, community involvement and giving back is one new trend in the construction industry that won’t be changing anytime soon.
One of the final new changes in the construction industry is the growing use of energy efficient products and renewable resources in building projects. The goal is always to build stronger and more resilient homes, at a cheaper cost. Going green while doing so has also been a growing goal of industry leaders looking to reduce their carbon footprints.
It’s not just that sustainable buildings are good for the environment. Using energy efficient materials lowers energy costs and saves money as well. Some of these new products include windows that conserve heat and air, cheaper and more efficient rainwater drains, improved polyethylene piping instead of copper or PVC, and even composting toilets.
The construction industry is changing and adapting every day. This year, there are plenty of new trends in the building industry to keep an eye on. New tech in the field, like drone usage, can cut costs and improve efficiency in surveying. Disaster management plans are improving storm response time in the wake of disasters like Hurricane Harvey. Community involvement is increasing as builders and suppliers work with Habitat for Humanity and other organizations to give back to their communities, and the use of renewable resources and energy efficient products are on the rise. Aloha Construction is excited for the changes and ready to tackle the new trends in the industry head on to ensure they always provide only the best quality services to their customers!
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