New Year, New Shop: Keys to Success in 2024
Written By Marina Lucier

The construction industry is gearing up for an electrifying year ahead! The Associated Builders and Contractors anticipate increased profit margins and staffing levels in the first half of 2024, setting the stage for a year of growth and innovation.

In this blog, we will delve into two of the key trends that will shape the construction landscape in 2024 and provide you with a strategy playbook to stay competitive in this evolving industry.

Trend 1: Sustainability Takes Center Stage
In 2024, sustainability is not just an option; it's a business imperative for construction companies. While upfront costs may seem daunting, the long-term benefits far outweigh them. To thrive in this era of sustainability, Engineering and Construction (E&C) firms must differentiate themselves by delivering sustainable structures in a cost-effective manner.
  • Innovative Technologies: E&C companies will continue to explore innovative and technology-enabled strategies to balance sustainability and efficiency. Techniques such as optioneering powered by generative design, simulations, and BIM will play a crucial role. 
  • Efficiency and Cost Control: These technologies enable companies to model a building's performance, estimate costs and schedules before construction, and improve efficiency. They enhance delivery confidence, resource allocation, and ultimately lower project expenses and risks. 
Trend 2: Workforce Strategies Shift Towards Talent Attraction
This year the construction industry will see a shift in workforce strategies, moving from talent retention to talent attraction. To strengthen competitiveness, consider the following strategies:
  • Sustainable Construction: Focus on the economics of sustainable construction by using high-performance building materials and energy-efficient systems. 
  • Digital Transformation: Invest in a digital foundation with BIM and robotics. Explore emerging technologies like generative AI to enhance efficiency. The digital shop is going to be the industry standard sooner than later.  
  • Data-Driven Decision-Making: Leverage data-driven insights for better decision-making and safeguarding financial performance. 
  • Workforce Development: Invest in workforce development through apprenticeships and training programs. Embrace automation tools to improve productivity. 
Making the Most of These Trends in 2024
To capitalize on these trends in 2024, one approach stands out: Prefabrication. It aligns perfectly with the industry's shift towards sustainability, efficiency, and talent attraction.
EVOLVE Shop is your key to success in 2024. Here's how it can streamline your prefabrication operations:
  • Optimized Workflows: EVOLVE Shop helps you optimize your processes, ensuring efficiency and cost-effectiveness. 
  • Lean Processes: Implement lean processes to eliminate waste and maximize value. 
  • Data Analytics: Utilize data analytics to track your production time and help you make informed decisions. 
Stay ahead of the trends this year and make the most of your prefabrication operations with EVOLVE Shop.
2024 holds immense promise for the construction industry. By embracing sustainability, focusing on talent attraction, and leveraging technologies like EVOLVE Shop, you can position your construction business for success in the year ahead. Check out our ebook “4 Ways EVOLVE Shop Solves Work Order Tracking Issues” for more information on EVOLVE Shop.   

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