It’s pretty much impossible to name an industry that, in today’s day and age, isn’t affected in some way by continuing advancements of technology. However, the construction industry in particular is in a constant state of transformation driven by technological advancements and simultaneously evolving market demands.

Among these advancements are a number of key trends that are having a significant impact on the industry as a whole, and allowing us to do better work, communicate more effectively, and most importantly of all, deliver projects that exceed client expectations.

Sustainable Practices

“Eco-friendly” has been a buzzword for decades now, and has been used in just about any industry you can think of. However, eco-friendly or sustainable construction practices have become not just a trend in construction today, but a fundamental aspect of the industry.

Basically, “green” building practices aim to minimize negative environmental impact, reduce overall energy consumption, and improve wellbeing of the future occupants of a built environment.

A few examples of eco-friendly practices are the use of energy-efficient designs and materials, or the integration of renewable energy sources, and efforts to conserve water during the building process.

In fact, under a few jurisdictions, new buildings are required to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. This means an industry-wide commitment to practices that will better our environment– definitely a win for everyone involved!


The incorporation of automation has been around for a while now, and it’s only increasing from here. Automation aims to utilize robotics and programming to make repetitive or labor-intensive tasks much easier. 

Some examples of the kinds of tasks that can be taken over by automation: bricklaying, concrete pouring, and demolition.

Plus, drones equipped with cameras and sensors can be used for quick, accurate, and efficient site surveying and progress monitoring.

Automation ultimately makes job sites safer and more productive– and it often helps construction companies deal with the ramifications of industry labor shortages.

Enhanced Communication

Perhaps the most important way that technology is revolutionizing the industry is the ability to use mobile devices and apps to seamlessly integrate every part of a project, and every person involved in its completion.

This is achieved through mobile apps that can be used for communication throughout a job site. Construction-specific apps allow real-time collaboration between designers, construction contractors, and stakeholders.

No one needs to be seated at a computer to receive documents or communicate about any issues about the job– these can be handled from anywhere!

Plus, the progress of any given project can easily be monitored when everyone’s utilizing the same apps to stay on the same page, giving clients and contractors alike some peace of mind that a project is progressing as planned.

Valuing Technology

Sometimes, people tend to fight against technology, fearing that it’ll change things for the worse, or simply liking to do things the old-fashioned way.

At RedStone, we value technological advancements and enjoy seeing the ways in which they can make the industry produce work that’s more efficient and higher quality than ever before– on time and under budget!

If you’d like to work for a company that’s changing with the times, look no further than our careers page to check out our open positions. Feel free to give us a call with any questions you might have– we’d love to chat with you!