Four Construction Industry Trends from 2016
Four Construction Industry Trends in 2016
Pay Workers More
Less Parking Lots
We saw a very new trend this past year- less parking lots. We’ve noticed this happening and have a theory about it. Many millennials are ditching the steering wheel and opting for two wheels- bicycles. Between needing to save money and being more environment-friendly than previous generations, they’d rather travel by bike or bus. Also- Teenagers are waiting to get their licenses longer than in the past. This means fewer cars on the road and, ultimately, less new construction on parking lots.
Many homeowners are either choosing to renovated their current home or buy a foreclosure/less expensive house and remodel it. This isn’t bad for laborers, since renovations are still in the job duties, but it’s not the best news for new homebuilders.
Custom Restaurant Spike
Recently, chefs and restaurateurs are thinking outside the box. They don’t want to open just another diner, the want to offer customers something different, perhaps unheard of. Think of all the new vegan restaurants popping up, they want a particular look to their building. Farm-grown want their eatery to look more like a country barnyard bed and breakfast. The examples are plentiful, but what they have in common are wanting to give a unique experience with a unique look.