A healthy world without COVID-19 has become a need of the day. A healthy and safe surrounding for survival has become imperative. Housing is a fundamental element of a healthy community. A healthy community ensures the availability of safe, decent, and affordable housing that supports the health of its occupants. Housing companies are now moving towards attention to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG).
Homes built in now will be planned to provide shelter from the elements, particularly during and after disasters, to ensure safety and to provide privacy from the outside world, is what the experts say. The Residential environment in India will reflect the housing standards guidelines.
The change in the lifestyle due to COVID is evident. Construction industry is not to be left behind and cannot be an exception. Construction Companies and individual Contractors will have to adapt to the demand and the need of the hour.
The present scarcity of skilled labor, persistent cost pressure from infrastructure and affordable housing, stricter regulations on work-site sustainability and safety, and evolving sophistication and needs of customers and owners will drive the industry towards the innovative approach. Emerging disruptions, including industrialization and new materials, the digitalization of products and processes, and new entrants, will shape future dynamics in the industry.
For the new generation of engineers, relevant syllabus, knowledge of new materials and technology should be made available, preferably in the educational institutions itself. Aspiring civil engineering professionals which includes skilled labour should be empowered with relevant knowledge of new materials and technology through skilling programs.
Can the construction industry emulate manufacturing sector to improve product and process quality?