The Construction Industry Job Outlook
Construction is an important industry in our country. Construction contractors are responsible for constructing new residential and commercial businesses. They must follow a set of blueprints, closely ensuring that every aspect of the blueprint is constructed. In some projects, they may be required to plan out and complete the construction project themselves. Construction companies often include a variety of different construction project possibilities. General contractors are construction contractors who are somewhat familiar with all trades. Specialized contractors are those who are more experienced and qualified in a specific area of the industry, such as new builds, remodel projects or weather proof buildings.
The construction industry has and will continue to be around for many years. In its 2016 Construction Outlook, Dodge Data predicted single family construction will see a 20% increase in starts this year, while multifamily is expected to post a 7% gain after several years of double digit increases. People will always require shelter, forcing new homes to consistently be built. Older homes will continue to need remodels and construction projects to remain secure for its residents.
It is, however, possible that the construction industry will see changes in the coming years. Although construction companies will always be in need, the materials and the methods used in the construction industry are likely to change. For example, people are more concerned than ever with the environment and sustaining it. Houses are beginning to be built with recycled materials. The tools used are used in a more green matter. Green construction methods are already being put into work. In the residential sector, green building currently accounts for 26 to 33% of the total residential market and has helped contribute to the industry?s recovery after the recession, according to Dodge Data and Analytics.
Construction projects may also evolve into projects consuming more and more recyclable products. Sources of renewable energy may also be used to complete the projects. Construction companies who keep up with these changes are likely to remain successful and to be a large part of the country?s growing construction business.
With a market share of around 10%, the United States is the second largest construction market worldwide. The growing housing market that followed the recent recession has helped tremendously. Also, commercial building construction jobs are a large part of the market today. The market and employment rates have increased, leaving people in better financial situations. People are able to spend money on things other than necessities again. This means an increase in home remodel projects and in home purchases. It also means that people are able to sell their homes for a fair market value without losing money, and upgrade to larger, newer homes.
The rise of the economy has also helped out the success of many commercial businesses. Commercial builders are responsible for building commercial business offices from the ground up. When the economy as a whole is doing better, people have more money to spend. The more that they spend on local businesses, the more that these businesses have the ability to grow and expand, thus requiring additional commercial buildings. Construction companies and commercial building construction gets more work and sees an increase in business projects.
Construction has always been an important industry in our country. There is and always will be a need for the construction of new buildings, both residential and commercial. Construction projects and jobs are only expected to grow. The come back of the economy has helped construction companies with new projects. More people are remodeling and upgrading their homes. More commercial business owners are expanding to larger offices and increasing the number of offices they have.