Evolution has been part and parcel of the Building and Construction Industry. Over time as the industry embarks on its journey, it has altered concerns for this changing climate, design elements, and most important materials. The materials have made and are making changes to the evolution and changing aspects of the Building and construction industry, but keeping updated to these changes might seem difficult sometimes. 

Today, we get you a few possible ways to keep up with the ever-changing material market:

1. Read News Daily Regularly | Material market

Many or most of the initiatives, movements, Revolution, and changes that impact the market are well showcased in articles written for national and international newspapers. Such articles by the publishers share the details of the needs and the ways consumers opt on choosing to spend their capitals, how nations are making a shift on changing their requirements, the future of the material in the market and answer countless questions about the material and its impact in the industry.

Newspapers – offline (hardcopy) or online can help you in keeping updated.

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2. Notification of Alerts and Social Media

Internet alerts seem to be an excellent choice to deliver briefs on changing movements within the industry on a daily basis. In the digital era adding relevant keywords and search terms on Google accounts can help you with receiving links to news, regular emails, and stories on a relevant subject. Also, keeping in touch with social media handles such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook can prove to be helpful.

For daily Notification and updates – Google trends.

3. Trade Journals

Yes, Trade journals are still a valuable tool for staying up to date on the market even in this digital era of the 21st Century! The Trade Journals deliver essential details of the industry’s ecosystem, from suppliers, dealers, investors, and students. The articles in these journals are well researched and provide additional information, images and sizes along with quotes from the marketplace. The Trade journals, however, take a longer time to be published and delivered.

Refer Journals – Architectural Forum, Architectural Record, Architectural review, etc.

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4. Blogs and Online Conversations

There seems to be a blog for almost everything these days, and it barely takes a little time to be posted by professionals, regardless of how specialized or advanced the material may be. Staying tuned on conversations and developments by subscribing to blogs related to materials, Websites, and people about the industry can be extremely helpful. You can also discover valuable information in the comment sections.

Blogs that can be referred – Architectural Digest, Design boom, ArchDaily, Dezeen, World Architecture news, etc.

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5. Attending Industry Events | Material market

Business and business owners have been promoting at trade shows for years and have been even today. Trade shows deliver great and honest deals with materials and their information, the dealers, and the vendors in the industry. The Trade shows also provide extra knowledge about materials that one may not be aware of. You may also consider these trade shows to be a potential platform to seek business partners and firms one may want to invest in.

Trade fares – Economic Times Acetech – Mumbai, Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing – New Delhi, R+T Asia, etc.

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6. Follow Your Competitors

Irrespective of how small or Big Business, keeping on to the trends is extremely crucial to be successful and So Staying tuned to your competitions is the best way to spot movements in the industry. Using social media handles and following your competitions, their websites, and their projects can keep you updated. Attending their launches and glancing at their activities can help you with efficient knowledge. One cannot always be the best at everything but surely can learn to improve.

Consider social media handles like – Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, etc., for regular daily updates.

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7. Training Opportunities

Keeping In sync with training courses and guest lectures on trusted brands in the industry can seem helpful. It can also be a learning experience and provide you with a few tips and information about other areas in your industry that you may be lacking in.

Check out various platforms – Meetings, seminars, workshops, Programs, etc.

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8. Talking To the Customers | Material market

While various options like integrating and helping yourself grow with keeping up with the market and educating yourself with training, online courses and trade fares are available, even interacting with your clients can help very effectively as well. As the trends and the trends in the material market keep changing and the clients these days already have everything investigated about how they desire and want their work to be delivered.

 Feedbacks and reviews from the client can determine the changes required to keep up with the growing trend in the material market. One should not completely rely on this, but partially relying can prove to be helpful. 

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Simon, S., 2021. Keep Up With Industry Trends for More Online Visibility in 2021. [online] Yokellocal.com. Available at: https://www.yokellocal.com/blog/how-to-keep-up-with-trends-in-your-industry

 [Accessed 6 September 2021].


Disha is an architecture graduate from Nagpur University, 2021. Being an avid traveler, she has always tried to connect the city’s art & culture with architecture. She is a keen learner & an extremely creative individual who always seeks opportunities to enhance knowledge & experience in the field of architecture.