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BluEnt Predicts Upcoming Trends in the Canadian Construction Industry

The needs of Canadian residents are changing, and the building industry will have to stand up to the challenge.

Toronto, ON – 21st November, 2016 – The landscape of construction in Canada is changing, and the industry has to change with it. Going into 2017, BluEnt has researched the latest trends impacting homebuilders, architectural firms, and real estate developers in the coming year and beyond.

A Changing Transportation System.

When it comes to transportation, the golden age of the automobile has passed. Car ownership today is nowhere near what it was a decade or two decades ago, as younger generations show a stronger preference to walking, biking, and public transit.

Riding buses, subways and streetcars instead of owning a car has become a status symbol for many millennials. This has reduced the demand for parking garages and created a greater need for parking stalls for bikes in buildings being developed in the near future.

This will not only impact building lots, but also the number of roads and paths for walking and biking. The weight of this trend will redefine industrial, commercial, and residential spaces and amenities on a larger scale than ever before. Email UsKnow more about us or request a callback from our executive:
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Redefining Spaces

If towers like the Beacon, Astitva, and the Shanghai Tower are the realities of today, we look forward to seeing what Canada contributes to the green architecture of tomorrow.

Another trend catering to millennials is the rise of micro apartments – one-room living spaces occupying 4-10 square metres each. These bare necessity spaces will be ideal for young professionals looking for affordable housing in metropolitan areas, where space is only becoming more limited.

This also ties in with the above transportation trend, as micro apartment residents require new transportation systems that will change the urban planning goals of different cities.

A broader phenomenon in the national construction industry is the development of adaptable buildings that can be easily transformed over time. The speed at which architecture is evolving in Canada, especially in urban cities like Toronto, means that many buildings we be used for a variety of different functions over their lifecycle rather than just their original purpose. Such buildings that are already facing this challenge are abandoned shopping malls, movie theatres, and warehouses.

Behind-the-Scenes Changes

The final trend we noted has to do with the changing industry itself. Builders are competing for natural resources and building materials on a global scale; half of the world’s concrete is being used in China alone. Furthermore, the pressure to adhere to environmental regulations such as carbon emissions is pushing building costs up internationally.

The Canadian construction industry will have to adapt to these changes as quickly as possible to keep up with other leading countries. This will require intense productivity improvements through modern construction methods, education, and workers at industry-level.

BluEnt's Response

In order to control costs, firms will need more refined tools for project scheduling and budgeting to retain their positions in the marketplace. The most prominent solution to this challenge has been predicted to be the use of 3D CAD software and BIM over 2D drawings to more accurately model evolving building systems and structural engineering, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.

BluEntCAD supports construction professionals with accurate material and quantity take offs necessary for consultants and contractors to estimate a construction project. Our experienced team of professionals use CAD takeoff software and varied techniques in recording construction quantities to assist our clients and associates.

Throughout the project lifecycle, the BluEntCAD studio is designed to optimize the efficiency of Canadian homebuilders, developers and construction firms. Our CAD studio model works as an extension of your in-house design team, lending years of experience as well as global outreach to keep our clients at the forefront of innovation and technology.

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