GlobalData has predicted that the construction industry will grow by 3.2% in 2022, but that’s the slowest growth rate in a decade. While the Middle East and China are both struggling, the Chinese government is ramping up its infrastructure investments. There are some common themes across the world for the construction industry in 2022. Let’s take a look at what to expect in the year ahead. Read on to learn more about the concrete construction trends of the future.
As more people become aware of the benefits of sustainable building materials, the industry will continue to evolve. This means that the availability of some materials will be limited. This will force construction companies to develop new materials. Engineered Cementitious Composite (ECC), also known as bendable concrete, and Engineered Timber will all be popular in the coming years. Recycled materials will also be used in new projects.
Among the trends for 2022 are sustainable construction materials. These materials will reduce the cost of construction while reducing environmental impact. The availability of many materials has forced construction companies to adjust. The demand for new types of concrete has led to the development of several new types of concrete. These include ECO-concrete, bendable concrete, and Engineered Timber. In addition, 3D printing will play a vital role in the construction industry in the coming years.