Industrial construction companies help with designing, building, and maintaining structures including factories, warehouses, ports, power plants, petrochemical plants, skyscrapers, bridges, dams, and many more. When you think of industrial construction, don't think big — think massive. 

Industrial construction projects do not just differ from residential and commercial construction projects in terms of size and scope, they are unique in many other ways. Read on to learn some of the things that make these industrial construction projects stand out.

1. They are highly specialised to do the job.

Industrial construction projects require unique skills to complete successfully. While these projects are often managed by a single firm or contractor, the work is done by a team with vast knowledge and experience across multiple specialties in construction. 

The team is made up of professionals at all points of the construction process, from design to build to maintenance. Because the kind of work to be done is technical, specific tasks are assigned based on individual competencies to ensure the best outcomes possible for projects.

2. They are significant users of the latest technology.

Overall, professionals in industrial construction aren't technology gurus. However, they are significant users of the newest technologies available for use in construction. These days there are many different types of technology that can help construction professionals get work done faster and more efficiently without compromising the quality of the build.

Some of the technologies that are shaping the future of industrial construction projects include:

  • Drones
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Robots
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • 3D Printing
  • Construction Software
  • Mobile Technology
  • Prefabrication
  • Modular Construction

The use of innovative technology can lower construction costs by improving the efficiency of workers, reducing wastage of materials, and shortening the amount of time it takes to complete a project.

3. There is significant government involvement in the construction process.

As already point out, industrial construction projects are massive projects. Because of the sheer size and scope of these projects, the construction process is highly regulated. Industrial construction contractors have to ensure compliance with all national, state, and local building codes and standards that apply to their projects. In many situations, they may have to work together with government representatives sent to oversee portions of the work.

Every industrial construction project is unique. If you have specific questions about a particular project, feel free to talk to an industrial construction firm or contractor that serves your area.