Current Trends in the Building and Design Industry

Specify Consulting specialises in placing Sales, Technical and Marketing professionals in the Australian Building and Design Industry. Our recruitment specialists keep up-to-date with the current trends in the Building and Design Industry. This allows us to understand the job market, emerging job opportunities and the candidates that will fit into these type of roles.

We have detailed knowledge about the way the market works. By having a finger on the pulse, we understand what employers are looking for and what will likely happen in the future. Following are the current trends in the Building and Design Industry that are impacting the job market;

Sustainability Design Practices

Sustainability is important when it comes to building and design. Climate-neutral buildings that have a Green Star Rating are now the benchmark. It is about being eco-friendly and energy efficient and using sustainable practices such as natural or recycled materials to construct offices and homes. Making the most out of light, wind and other natural resources are important factors when building and designing offices and homes.

Inclusion of Green Spaces

Green spaces in urban areas are now built purposely to enhance living in cities. With cities becoming more and more crowded, having green spaces such as parks and gardens provide a sense of calmness and tranquility for residents. People can relax, enjoy nature and it improves people’s overall health and well-being. Communal areas allows residents to create and share resources such as fruit and vegetables so they can become more self sufficient.

Adaptive Reuse Architecture

Adaptive reuse architecture is the re-purposing of abandoned structures. New life is given to the space instead of demolishing and constructing a new building. An example is a church being converted into a restaurant. The benefits of adaptive reuse include reducing the need for new materials, lowering construction costs and preserving the heritage of the building and its history. There is also minimal impact on the environment with less energy and labour required to transform the space.

Smart Home Technology

The Building and Design Industry will increasingly see requests for fully integrated smart solutions as technology advances and intelligent living become standard in offices and homes. The shift towards the use of smart technology will see new homes and existing homes incorporating smart devices and systems. Smart home systems makes life more convenient as well as providing energy efficiency.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR)

The use of new technology is being utilised more and more in the Building and Design Industry. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) is emerging so professionals in the Building and Design Industry must now get up to speed with the technology. Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) is used to create virtual models of buildings prior to being built physically. It helps during the planning and design phase and allows designers and clients view a 3D representation of the structure. The immersive environment provides a much more accurate representation of scale, depth, and spatial awareness compared to traditional methods of rendering, scale models or animations. To provide users with a fully immersive digital experience, the virtual environments can be viewed on computers, mobile devices and augmented technology such as smart glasses.

The world we live in is ever-changing which means the Building and Design Industry is at the forefront when it comes to commercial and residential spaces that we occupy. We need to consider the impacts of climate change and new technologies when it comes to designing and building properties. These trends enable job seekers stay up-to-date on the latest industry developments and identify new job opportunities.

Contact us now and let’s work together towards a brighter future in Building and Design.

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