Building construction has evolved since time began as shelter is one of our basic needs. We need to protect ourselves from the heat, cold, rain and other weather elements. What has happened over time is that we built our homes based on local building techniques and availability of materials. Maybe we started with stone or pieces of wood and that grew into buildings of stone and mortar or later timberframes. That was the method for a long period of time.
Yet the basic methods were the same. Advancements in construction were made expanding on the buildings that were constructed. We were building larger and better buildings as time went on but it was still a slow and tedious process.
Then change started with the use of steel and concrete. Larger buildings could be built to higher and larger specifications and to heights that were unthinkable earlier.
In the world of residential construction came the advent of the pre-milled 2 by materials that we all know now such as 2 x 4′s. The speed of building a home jumped dramatically and more homes could be built at prices that more people could afford to purchase.
Then came prefabricated roof trusses.
Overall we have seen advancements in building materials, techniques for applying them and tools that speed the process along. Yet the whole procedure is a bit faster now then earlier but is still is a costly and time consuming endevour.
So some things to ponder:
We have made incredible advancements in the world of technology- computers, internet, cell phones and more.
Our automobiles are faster and getting more efficient every year.
We can make working tools from 3D printers.
So what will the next break through in residential home construction be? The times in the home/construction industry are tough now and you know the saying:
“Necessity is the mother of invention”.
Care to make your predictions as to the next newest and great developments in construction?