4 Commercial Office Construction Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2022

Commercial construction is a major part of what's boosting the economy back up. Companies want spaces where their employees will be willing to come, forgoing working from home, that will be a good workplace for all involved. These trends have come to the mainstream in their own way, but each is also extremely popular right now.

These are the top commercial office construction trends to watch out for in 2022.

1. Effort Put Into Renewable Resources


Renewable resources have been a topic for the past hundred years, and it's reaching a fever pitch. In recent years, customers have treated using renewable and eco-friendly products as a moral obligation. This has pushed a lot of people and companies towards seeking out greener alternatives. In commercial office construction, that means looking at well-sourced materials that are built to last and trying to keep your employees and customers happy by committing to cutting back by using things like ICF construction and other materials that can last without harming the environment.


2. Construction Management and Streamlining

Commercial construction is a lot of tiny steps that have to combine into one large picture. Unfortunately, many aren't aware of this and jump into it without thorough planning. To plan to the best of your abilities, work with a company that understands and can help manage your construction so that it goes smoothly.  Any mistake in building and creating commercial offices can be a huge loss of money.

Look for reviews for companies that clearly say that they were easy to work with, and managed their time well.  These companies are able to help your office become more efficient, as well as complete the project in a timely manner so that your business will be able to get back to work soon.  


3. Importance Put Upon How Clients Can Interact With the Space


Clients, diners, and customers are vital to keeping a business alive, so it makes sense that there's a push to create a space designed around them. Although this baseline isn't groundbreaking, it's become apparent that clients need more space and mobility where possible in recent years.

For restaurants, this could mean shading dining areas. For retail locations, wider and more open layouts, architectural shading, and noise-canceling decorative ceiling tiles have allowed companies to design their buildings to feel safer and more spacious.


4. Storage and Accessibility for Workers

If there's anything that companies have learned in the hiring struggles of 2022: it's that workers are now willing to demand more. Not only are they asking for more pay, but they also want more respect: this translates directly into the construction design trends of this year. 



Many businesses are requesting more employee perks, like larger break rooms, secure locker rooms, and better break spaces where employees can spend time alone if they want to. Of course, you don't have to go so far as industrial radiant floor heating, but showing employees that you thought of them is a great way to move forward. Although these may not lure every employee out of working from home, it's positively impacting many companies.

The most important part of commercial office construction is ensuring that every aspect of a building serves a need. Real estate is more expensive now than ever before, so you must put effort into building space with both utility and your company's aesthetics in mind.

Brian Jeffries is the content director for the Innovative Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. He is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value.

January 25th, 2022 |