This year promises to be a forward-thinking year for the construction industry with profitability and expansion. Every year, current ideas and products are submitted to the market to make construction safer and more efficient. This year, two of the main focuses will be sustainability and automation, and BECK is a step ahead!
High Demand for Green Building
There has been a strong shift away from traditional building materials in the past couple of years and 2024 will be no exception. Part of the reason is the consumer focus on the environment and the government focus on climate change that provides tax deductions for energy efficiency in homes. Research indicates that before long, construction companies will need to use these materials to stay competitive.
Currently, we’re seeing a rise in demand for various new materials and construction methods such as:
- Mass timber construction
- Building supplies made from recycled products
- Engineered wood
- Rapid harvest lumber (like bamboo)
- Net-zero and energy-efficient builds
- Locally sourced products
The common theme among each of the above-listed products and methods? Each places a focus on sustainability or environmental friendliness. The bottom line is that almost everyone, from future homeowners to project managers, is looking for new ways to create buildings that use less energy and that are made from materials that cause less environmental damage.
That’s why the demand for products like the patented LignoLoc® Wooden Nail technology is growing. This is the first collated wooden nail system made of renewable raw material beech wood from sustainable FSC forestry, which ensures that the wood used to make these fasteners comes from environmentally conscious sources. As such, this system is the most sustainable professional fastening system on the market, reducing CO₂ emissions by 66% compared to conventional fastener systems.
Robotics and Automaton
The construction industry still, as in previous years, faces the challenge of having skilled workers. This doesn’t look as though it will be any different in 2024. There is also a need to reduce costs due to increased material prices and the desire to improve sustainability. Robotics and automation are quickly gaining momentum as a solution to these challenges.
Robotics can automate repetitive and dangerous tasks. They are also not susceptible to human error, fatigue, or injury. Due to these factors, the quality and consistency of projects are amplified, in addition to the speed at which a project can be completed – saving time and money in the long run.
Similarly, automation solutions can free up human workers to focus on more skilled, detailed, and strategic tasks which also reduces the number of injuries on the job site. Automation also speeds up the job process and provides more accuracy to reduce defects, reworks, and callbacks. Again, this saves businesses more time and money.
There are many good reasons to have the FASCO® (a Beck brand) INMOTION hand-held carriage, for precise stapling or nailing, be the most used tool for your projects. With its mechanical control, it triggers the shots of the FASCO® pneumatic tools at different intervals resulting in a quicker, more precise attachment of materials.
At BECK, we are always forward-thinking and innovative in our products and solutions for the construction industry. With BECK products such as the LignoLoc® Fastening System, our sustainable construction with robots, automated stapling and nailing heads, and the patented Diamond Coated SCRAIL® nail screw fasteners – just to name a few. There is no limit to what we can provide to make your projects safer, cost-effective, and greener. We enthusiastically shape a more sustainable and better future, and 2024 will be no exception!
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