3 Important Trends for Construction in 2020

| January 8, 2020

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In kicking off the New Year, we’re taking a look at the top trends for construction firms in 2020 and beyond. First, let’s recap. Last year, we cited some major trends that are still hot and gaining momentum. In 2019, offsite construction gained traction with firms as a way to speed project completions, eliminate materials waste and save money. We also saw buildings getting smarter and greener, as firms continued to leverage IoT connectivity in their building designs.

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