Due to some pandemic situations, 2020 was a year of pause and transition in the engineering world.  But 2021 is the time of innovation as well as pivoting. 

It’s time to encourage professionals to halt work and to introduce new methods, and put them into practice. As we settle into 2021, it is manifest that certain trends will continue to flourish in this period. Below are some trends that are shaping the engineering world in 2021.

A Heightened Concern with Sustainability and Climate Resilience 

Engineering Trends 2021


A key focus for 2021 is the innovative green alternatives and development of infrastructures with regard to climate change. Sustainable Future is a common alliance between the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.

In the released reports of 2020 by CCES, 60% across the U.S. have significantly expanded a climate initiative or policy. In addition, they are displaying a proactive approach to protect the natural environment and enhancing existing infrastructure resilience to climate change.

Rising Investment In Bicycle And Pedestrian Infrastructure 

Connecting from the similar climate cautious mindset that articulates in trend, pedestrian and biking infrastructures are also greener alternatives. Moreover, it also continues to grow in popularity in the coming years as well.

Technology Brings Better Ways To Visualize Projects 

Visualization technologies, including 3D modeling, are gaining popular traction as feasible solutions throughout the challenging year of 2020. Still, the advantages of these tools show that they will prolong to play a part moving forward. 

While it is in the beginning phases of design, still 3D animations proffer a better understanding of a project. The best part about visualizing a project offers easy problem-solving solutions. Further, it also reduces the overall costs of the project as well as offers higher satisfaction for the same.

Virtual Public Engagement Is Here To Stay 

Virtual Public Engagement


Virtual public engagement is one of the efficient as well as price-conscious options to in-person engagements. Now, with more tools accessible in the engineering world, events and virtual engagements will last well further than present circumstances.

Some examples of virtual tools consist of: 

  • Drone filming as well as photography 
  • High-definition webcams with 360-degree
  • Webinars, virtual meetings, and video conferencing 
  • Special websites 
  • Deliberate social media 
  • Outreach email online surveys

The Need For Creative, Multi-Family Land Developments 

In the past few decades, housing marketing has become variable. Leaving cities behind now, people across generations are looking for houses in rural areas. 

Though, the vast amenities, as well as cultural experiences, are still preferable. Therefore, this rising demand along with the limited supply generates an opportunity for all private developers to discover creative options.  It includes options like duplexes, multiplexes, townhomes, bungalow courts, as well as live-work spaces.

Final Words

All in all, we can say that there is much more scope and opportunities available in the engineering sector. Moreover, the above discussion is beneficial for you to know about the latest trends shaping the engineering world in 2021.

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