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Modular Construction Meets Changing Needs in the Pandemic

Modular construction has been growing in popularity among developers as a method for building multifamily housing, hotels and workplaces. manufacturers are taking a page from the automobile industry by increasing the amount of automation and robotics in their factories. As some sectors have slowed, the demand for multifamily and single-family homes, particularly affordable options in those categories, has only increased. Technological advances may also help address the labor shortage, particularly among younger employees.

Report: Pandemic has accelerated contech adoption

The construction industry in 2020 adopted in one year what would have normally taken three, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. This acceleration was most evident in several high-impact areas of construction tech — digital collaboration, scanning, safety, wearables, building information modeling (BIM) and computer-aided design (CAD). Other technologies that will have a significant impact on construction in the future are drones, scanning and modular construction.