If 2021 was a year of labor, supply chain, and pandemic-related disruptions, 2022 will be a year to gain new traction on the pressing issues shaping our approach to the built environment. In January 2022, Think Wood surveyed 500 architects, engineers, developers, and contractors to get their take on the emerging trends in design and construction this year. The top three trends — low carbon construction, affordable housing, and prefabrication/modular construction — were ranked in popularity within >1% of each other, suggesting the importance of employing multiple strategies to address design challenges.
This intersectionality, exhibited in a rising number of timber projects, is a bright spot for the year ahead.