In response to the question of "What industry trends will you be keeping an eye on in 2018," IBACOS responded with the following:
Off-site solutions. There will continue to be an increase in all types of off-site construction solutions – from builders, manufacturers, and other players – that will help to off-set the ongoing labor issue and drive efficiency in the industry.
The age of quality. With margins that will continue to remain tight, builders will need to find more operational efficiencies. Smart builders will see that investing in quality upfront keeps money in their pocket long-term.
Corporate influence. Outside players with enormous amounts of money and power will continue to impact the industry, affecting change in distribution channels and further defining what “connectivity” means to both the homeowner and the builder.