2018 has already proven a great year for the engineering industry, with projects in development left, right and centre. The engineering profession once thought to be struggling, is now thriving. This boom in construction projects has provided engineers with an endless amount of opportunity for work and with this increase in projects we have seen more room for improvement and innovation for the industry as a whole. Through this project influx, we have noticed a few trends emerging.
It’s no secret that our society has become obsessed with health, cleanliness and operating in an ethical way. This has left many within the industry not only opting to go green with their food choices, but with their buildings. Now more than ever, engineers and builders alike are finding ways to be resourceful and environmentally conscious, resulting in sustainable buildings and a healthier planet.
It appears civil engineers are jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to integrating technology into their practices. Over the years, technology has proven its worth to many other reputable industries and it seems engineers are finally dipping their toe into the innovative pool that is technology, through the use of drones, 3D printing and modelling, virtual reality, augmented reality and the development of “smart buildings”.
We have explored this topic before and it is no shock that we are currently experiencing a construction boom in New South Wales, which is a great thing for engineers. A few years back it was believed that the construction and engineering industries were experiencing a bit of a dry spell, but it seems that is well and truly no longer the case with new construction ventures popping up left and right, making now a better time than ever to invest and operate within this industry.