3 Ways Elon Musk is Disrupting the Construction Industry

| July 4, 2018

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Pioneering start-ups and tech savvy entrepreneurs are disrupting the construction sector like never before - but the stand-out figure in this exciting revolution is undoubtedly Elon Musk. Widely regarded as one of the most ambitious and successful entrepreneurs of recent times, Musk is the man behind Tesla, SpaceX and a whole host of other companies that are now driving rapid change within the construction industry.

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