4 Building design trends in 2017

Security is now taking precedence over other parameters in building design trends.
Security is now taking precedence over other parameters in building design trends. PHOTO/FILE
As the construction industry continues to boom in many countries, building designers are busy creating trendy designs for new builds and renovations.

The following are the top four building design trends this year.

1.) Green buildings – More and more designers are working overtime to create structures that are more environmentally friendly.

The need to save energy costs is driving designers to create energy efficient designs. Developers are now, more than ever before, very keen on using solar power as a replacement for other sources of energy.


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2.) Information systems – Developers are taking their time to look at the wiring and ducting of their buildings thanks to the high demand for increased bandwidth among tenants.

Fiber optics connectivity, high-tech heating and air conditioning systems as well as increased electrical capacity are the need of today. These may consume some space, and money, but the modern developer is not willing to compromise on them.

3.) Security and safety –  Because of international terror, thuggery and natural catastrophes, there has been a positive enforcement to building structures and their safety.

Security and safety are now taking precedence over other parameters in building design trends. Building regulations of many countries are also being revised to ensure buildings can withstand both man-made and natural catastrophes.

4.) Space and ventilation – The modern tenant does not want to be stifled for space in a stuffy room. This is forcing designers to put up buildings that are more spacious and well-ventilated. Buyers are also paying special attention to the configuration of the rooms, where those with more columns are notably getting rejected on count of them eating up space.