ALEC Identifies Key Trends for the Construction Sector in 2021

Construction Business News

ALEC achieved continued success during 2020 despite a challenging market, with CEO Kez Taylor highlighting innovation, collaboration and sustainability as the driving force behind the company’s growth.

ALEC’s use of innovative, new technologies allows them to differentiate themselves from competitors, with their collaboration with Hilti, the region’s first autonomous drilling robot, a prime example. Since its implementation, site teams have reported significant improvements in productivity thanks to the robot’s ability to follow digital plans while alleviating site teams from the strenuous work of overhead drilling, allowing them to upskill and operate the robot itself.

In addition to collaborating on innovative new ideas and products, ALEC believes a fundamental increase in communication between stakeholders will greatly improve project processes and delivery. In overhauling the existing model of fragmentation from planning to delivery, ALEC is in the process of creating a new platform that involves all key stakeholders from the very beginning of a project. Not only does this allow for any potential issues to be flagged at the earliest opportunity, it also promotes a collective approach towards project delivery as opposed to each party working as sole agents.

While more of a subcategory of innovation, ALEC believes the utilisation of green technologies will be a crucial factor towards ensuring the sustainable development and progress of the construction industry. Manufacturers, building contractors and property developers must make environmentally conscious decisions at each level of the supply chain to meet demand, while promoting a greater interest in clean energies and resources. Under this category, ALEC has identified the use of renewable energy, environmentally sustainable materials and the sustainable management of waste as top priorities.

Commenting on ALEC’s diverse approach to the current climate, Kez said: While the pandemic has clearly caused many industries around the world to change tack, the prevailing construction trends are ultimately ones that were long overdue prior to the challenges of 2020. Today, we stand in a unique position to transform our industry into a healthy ecosystem, where all stakeholders are able to succeed by utilising the latest technology and a collaborative approach.”

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