The construction industry had evolved dramatically over the past decade and construction equipment dealers have matched these fundamental developments with machinery fit for the needs of the industry both now and in the future.

That future, however, looks more fascinating than ever with a mix of advanced planning and development systems, new sustainable materials and more efficient methods of construction.

There have been far too many innovations to count over the past few years, but here are some of the most promising innovations that you may see in construction projects in the next few years.

 

Self-Healing Concrete

Concrete helped to build the modern world, with many huge feats of design and engineering only possible because of its compressive strength and longevity.

However, concrete has some fundamental issues in terms of sustainability, carbon cost and how it be reused after demolition that many people are looking for ways to use less concrete and for that concrete to generate less carbon dioxide.

An answer to the former question comes in the form of self-healing concrete, which mixes in capsules of different materials that break open where the crack is and release healing agents that fix the crack before it can spread.

 

3D Printed Construction

Modular construction has become increasingly popular in recent years due to lower costs of construction and improved quality control, and this has led to the growing popularity of certain building materials such as timber in the construction world.

One major innovation in this regard is the evolution of 3D printing, a computer-aided construction method that allows for complex designs and components to be built in a factory environment and then assembled on-site.

This, in combination with AI-powered design tools, allows for an entirely new design paradigm.

 

Photovoltaic Windows

One major problem with skyscrapers and tower blocks that use large windows is that they often require expensive shading systems to use in summer due to intense sunlight.

A way around this that also generates electricity is photovoltaic glazing, which effectively turns a building into a solar panel, which can in particularly efficient buildings generate revenue for owners.