Top 5 Construction Trends in 2020

Each year, the construction industry sees new advancements and repeat trends that are worth paying attention to. Here are the top 5 trends that you can expect to see dominating the construction industry until the end of 2020:

Workforce Shortage

While the construction industry itself is booming, there continues to be a short supply of skilled labour in 2020. A general lack of interest from young workers means that firms have to compete for highly skilled talent. This shortage makes it difficult to complete projects on time and can even make some jobs unprofitable.

Safety First

The usage of tech continues to be a trend in 2020, particularly in the safety sector. The SmartBoot is an up-and-coming tech trend that can measure user fatigue, send out emergency alerts, and prevent certain incidents. As for construction site safety protocols outside of tech, providing workers with access to handwashing stations is sure to be the norm moving forward.

Construction Management Software

Construction firms are using project management software more than ever to help with scheduling, planning, budgeting, and managing resources. However, even small construction businesses can benefit from this trend. It helps everyone to save time and money, reduces paperwork, and enhances communication. Some great software options to check out are Procore and PlanGrid.


Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are changing the way that the construction industry operates. Used to survey land, reducing the time and labor that more traditional methods take, drones produce accurate surveys that are free of human error. They can also provide accurate surveillance of a job site in real-time to help improve safety and manage the workflow of a project.

Going Green

Every industry is trying to go green these days and the construction industry is no exception. Green construction becomes more and more accessible each year, as we continue to discover processes that are environmentally responsible and sustainable. While LEED remains the industry standard for green buildings, many firms are also opting to exchange their diesel machinery for electric versions that are better for the environment.

Do you have any predictions on which trends will pop up next in the construction sector? Let us know in the comments below!