Future Construction Industry Trends - Page 48

Recognition of new technology - From drones and robots to 3D printing and human enhancement, new “game-changing” technologies are changing the way construction jobs function. It is important for workers in the industry to embrace these new technologies that will be implemented into the industry. Source: InterLink Record keeping - Required reporting and paperwork - The construction of the project is the phase where the goals identified during the planning and defined during the design are implemented. Transforming a project from two dimensional paper images to three dimensional steel and concrete forms requires the incorporation of materials, equipment, and skills into an orderly sequence of activities designed to achieve the finished project. As the three dimensional form emerges, it is constantly evaluated against the images created in the minds of the client during the planning and design. How well the finished project matches these images is the criteria against which the project will be evaluated. As the project enters the construction phase, the construction manager assigned to the project becomes the primary contact for the client, architect and consultants and the successful prime contractor. The construction manager monitors contractor performance through field observations, shop drawing review, etc. If deviations are noted, they are reviewed with the appropriate project professionals, reported to the contractor, and corrective action is tracked until the work is corrected. The construction manager maintains a daily journal that documents the activities on the projects that are assigned to them which may include: Job Site Observations, Contractor Payments, Shop Drawing and Submittal Review, Construction Project Meetings, Change and Budget Management, Close-out and Post Construction. The vehicle that is used to identify and document changes during construction is a Change Request which may be initiated in the following three ways: Request for Proposal; Time and Material Work Order; Contractor Proposed Change. Source: InterLink Recruitment - The overall process of attracting, selecting and appointing suitable candidates to one or more jobs within an organization, either permanent or temporary. The term may sometimes be defined as incorporating activities which take place ahead of attracting people, such as defining the job requirements and person specification, as well as after the individual has joined the organization, such as induction and onboarding. Source: www.businessdictionary.com Regenerative Design - Regenerative design is a process-oriented systems theory based approach to design. The term "regenerative" describes processes that restore, renew or revitalize their own sources of energy and materials, creating sustainable systems that integrate the needs of society with the integrity of nature. The basis is derived from systems ecology with a closed loop input–output model or a model in which the output is greater than or equal to the input with all outputs viable and all inputs accounted for. Regenerative design is the bio mimicry of ecosystems that provide for all human systems to function as a closed viable ecological economics system for all i