Construction has long been plagued by a lack of collaboration and communication right along the supply chain. Over time, this leads to job fragmentation, inefficient contract approaches, and disputes over claims. Yet, construction companies that meet these challenges head-on by remaining agile, adapting faster, and managing to reduce their cost base will see better productivity gains. This will provide adopters with a competitive advantage.
Through 2020, COVID-19 accelerated the much-needed changes in construction, but what is the long-term impact, and what does a connected construction workplace of the future look like?
According to a global survey conducted by Payapps, in partnership with international research firm Frost & Sullivan, the construction ecosystem of the future will be highly standardised, consolidated (both vertically and horizontally), and it will be integrated. The results of the survey details five shifts that will shape the construction workplace of the future across New Zealand and Australia. They are:
- Supply chain transformation: 55%
- New materials: 52%
- Off-site construction and prefab: 42%
- Employees and their needs: 42%
- Sustainability driven changes: 41%