Reimaging a commercial building involves renovating it to revitalize signage and brand representations and colors. This is done to achieve and portray a new image for current times and customer tastes. Rebranding is another term for reimaging and it can be for new occupants of a commercial building or act as a face lift to an existing store or business. Reimaging is valuable because it can potentially produce:
- A safer work place
- A more environmentally friendly work place
- Employee energy, excitement and pride
- More new customers or more repeat customers
Whatever the goal or goals for the work, there is a lot that goes into the building process. Reimaging may be driven by marketing concerns for customer and competitive focus, but the construction element is critical. And with reimaging trends come technology trends in construction. Here are some of those trends:
3D volumetric construction material units are produced offsite and used for modular systems in this modern construction approach. After they are produced, the 3D volumetric modules are transported to the construction site and finished in the construction. They are built before hand to be sound- and fire-proof and have other invaluable properties to be integrated in final construction.
Precast flat panel modules, or cross-wall construction, are for walls and floors. The panels are manufactured off-site and then transported to the construction site. Precast flat panel modules can be for insulation panels and even load bearing walls. Precast flat panel modules are valuable for speeding up the construction.
Flat slab technology involves flat slabs which are produced fast from modern formwork for construction partitions. Flat slab technology also reduces labor costs. Traditional construction slabs and partitions require more support than modern flat slabs – which can even be changed below floor slabs.
Another construction approach with is fast and easy involves polystyrene blocks which can be built into twin walls. This is produced from insulating concrete formwork technique and is as fast and easy in construction as wall formwork. The building constructed with these blocks achieves thermal and sound insulation easily, as the blocks are filled with ready mixed concrete.
Pre-cast foundation is a technique for producing foundations with pre-cast, concrete, factory-produced elements. It is achieved by joining concrete piles and creates strong foundations during building regardless of the construction weather.
Thin joint masonry technique requires less mortar for blocks and concrete panels than traditional techniques. Efficiency and speed go up and costs reduce in this technique since less mortar is consumed. The bond quality also doesn’t reduce in strength as it does in traditional mortar.
Hybrid concrete building technique achieves a faster building process by using the best of concrete pre-casting. Yet quality can improve in this technique while costs go down and the process speeds up and is even simplified.
Tunnel formwork system is another building technique for fast building of repetitive elements like walls. The construction elements are created faster by use of ready mixed concrete in construction settings where cranes stack the formwork.
Commercial reimaging construction trends have certainly advanced in recent years. There are many technologies but some of the most popular include 3D volumetric construction, pre-cast foundation technique, cross-wall construction (or precast flat panel modules), tunnel formwork system, thin joint masonry technique, hybrid concrete building technique, flat slab technology and insulating concrete formwork technique. These hot commercial reimaging construction trends can improve quality and speed while reducing costs and changes.
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