3 Ways a Digital Solution Can Improve Visibility Within Complex Construction Projects

| July 15, 2019

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The wheels of complex construction projects can quickly fall off if you don’t have the proper plan in place - resulting in costly delays. From complicated procurement cycles, material management, and project schedules, there are plenty of moving parts that could jeopardize finishing the job on schedule.

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The building industry is a trillion dollar global market, which has typically comprised fragmented workflows and a general aversion to tech-based disruption. While some of these hurdles have been crossed in recent years – within the design niche, this specifically entails the use of BIM data and increasingly sophisticated 3D visualization tools – there are still avenues unexplored that stand to dramatically transform the way we build.

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Local construction continues with safety protocols in place

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