10 Trends in the MEP Industry until 2020 [Infographic]

June 24, 2019

From blockchain to robotics: Discover 10 key trends that will transform the way MEP contractors work.

 

10 key trends and opportunities for 2020:

 

1. Offsite prefabrication

Prefabricated and modular construction methods are on the rise. By using standardized processes to assemble as much as possible off-site, costs and lead times are significantly reduced. Check out this article to see why offsite prefabrication is a game changer for your firm. 

 

2. Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality projects a digital layer of information onto the user's field of view. The applications of this technology for the MEP industry are in full development. 

 

3. 3D-scanning

An important theme remains the connection between the office and the building site. Using a 3D laser scanner, a point cloud can be created containing accurate 3D dimensions of the site.

In this guide, you'll discover what you should know about 3D laser scanning and BIM before getting started.

 

4. Cloud collaboration

Cloud collaboration tools help to connect project teams and phases. This enables secure and reliable collaboration, while everyone benefits from the same data.

 

5 Robotics

The use of robotics and automated smart machines are helping boost productivity and accuracy while reducing overhead and waste. 

Access this free guide to see how you can save 87.% on every layout point using the latest robotic layout technology.

 

6. Constructible content

Content is essential in BIM projects. More and more leading manufacturers are responding to the growing demand for high-quality content that can be built into reality.

 

7. Moving beyond BIM

BIM is increasingly being used to direct complex work processes. Not only in the design stage, but also in the calculation, production, execution and management stages.

 

8. Internet of Things

One of the biggest trends in the industrial sector at the moment is IoT. In the construction industry, this technology can help improve worker safety, maintenance, and tool tracking.

Learn all IoT definitions you need to know. Get your free copy for The Ultimate Phrasebook for IoT in Construction today!

 

9. Artificial Intelligence

AI solutions that have already brought about a change in other sectors are beginning to find their way into construction. A promising example of this is generative design

 

10. Blockchain

Much like a ledger system, blockchain will allow construction professionals to record transactions. So-called smart contracts streamline otherwise sorely anticipated legal and regulatory delays. Read this article to find out what you need to know about blockchain in construction. 

 

2020


The future of construction is a Connected, Content-enabled and Constructible workflow. To learn more, take a look at this free guide "How the Constructible Process will Change the Construction Industry by 2020".

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