Construction Industry Trends for 2024

Construction Industry Trends for 2024

‘There has never been a better time to be in the construction industry’, says David DeSilva, Head of Construction at The Hartford. And that notion is set to continue throughout 2024 with emerging trends set to push the construction industry to new heights.

From changes in recruitment preferences to safety initiatives, a push towards a greener industry and the embracing of new technology, 2024 is set to be an incredibly exciting year for construction, and your construction career.

Check at the predicted 2024 trends below to discover what your 2024 construction career could look like…


2024 Construction Industry Trends


Recruitment of Younger Generations

Companies in the construction industry hire frequently, accommodating large turnover rates. But what happens when there’s a labor shortage?

Labor shortages have a knock-on effect on all construction projects, big or small, which means companies are now focusing on recruiting younger generations who are seeking stable, long-lived careers in construction.

Not only will this allow the industry to diversify and expand its current talent pool, but it also means lowering turnover rates, leaving the industry better equipped to deal with future shortages.

For you, it means now is a great time to get your foot in the door when it comes to kickstarting a career in construction.


Green and Sustainable Initiatives

Pushing towards a greener, better future for our planet requires the effort of all industries, including construction. Many companies are hiking green initiatives to the top of their priority list, meaning skilled professionals like ‘builders, architects and engineers have become hyper-focused on doing their part.’

If you have a keen interest in the environment and want a role that promotes those interests, now is an excellent time to embark on a career in construction. This year, and in years to come, greener and more sustainable initiatives will be at the forefront of the construction industry, allowing you to play your part in protecting our planet.


Adapting to Technology

2024 is a big year for technological advancements, in the wider world and the construction industry itself. Finally, the construction industry is moving away from its traditional working methods and embracing more and more technological advancements.

From robots to drones, Building Information Modelling (BIM) to Virtual Reality, these technologies are speeding up construction processes, allowing for more complex projects than ever before and enhancing worker safety.

It also means more scope for careers that don’t fall into the more traditional categories. If you’re skilled in certain areas oftechnology, there may be a host of new roles available to you within the construction industry.


Increased Worker Safety Efforts

Of course, worker safety is always paramount within the construction industry. However, experts have yet again pinpointed this as a stand-out construction industry trend for 2024. This year will see the rolling out of better training programmes, inspections and resources allocated to this area.

If you’re interested in a career in construction, you can rest assured that your best interests will be protected by these ever-improving safety initiatives.


Your Construction Career

Ready to kickstart your construction career? Our recruitment team can help you find your perfect role – get in touch today.

Jack Miller
Latest posts by Jack Miller (see all)

Latest News

Receive Newsletters

Contact Us