2019 Construction Technology Trends and Predictions

| October 2, 2018

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Across the construction industry, technology has shifted from a future ideal to a present necessity. Firms are under mounting pressure to deliver quality projects under tight budgets and timelines. This has led many firms to realize they must leverage technology as a means of survival in a fast-paced, competitive market. While 2018 may have been the start of the cultural overhaul required for construction contractors to benefit from technology, 2019 is the year that real change and business transformation can occur throughout the industry.

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