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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The Future of Construction from a Leader in SLAM-Based Laser Scanning

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Since the early days of the personal computer the construction industry has been slow to adopt digital technology. As a result, increases in construction productivity have lagged virtually every other major industry, such as automotive and aircraft manufacturing. It’s true that every construction project is different, unlike automobiles and planes, but we can do more to improve the future of construction.

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Small Business Loans For Construction During Coronavirus

Article | February 10, 2020

On Friday, March 27th, President Trump signed the COVID-19 stimulus bill, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. This law provides significant support, resources, and $350 billion in loans and grants to construction businesses. In this article, we’ll cover what contractors and suppliers need to know about the small business loan program, including who qualifies, and how to apply for an SBA loan.

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Using Technology to Break Down Silos in Construction

Article | February 10, 2020

For those of us who have worked in the construction industry for many years, it is time we face up to an ugly reality... Our industry has always had a love affair with silos. Silos are endemic in the construction industry. The silos I’m referencing don’t hold grain. Instead, they represent the multiple subgroups assembled to complete a project. Most of us know this is not a good thing and deep down, we wish it wasn’t true. But, the ugly reality of our business is this - construction breeds and nurtures silos.

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Celebrating Women in Construction – Engineering Equality

Article | February 10, 2020

For over a century, International Women’s Day has been celebrated every year on 8th March. The first IWD gathering in 1911 was supported by over a million people and it has grown year on year, applauding the social, economic and political achievements of women and marking a continuing call to action for accelerating gender equality. This year’s theme is Each for Equal, highlighting the message that an equal world is an enabled world. One area of focus within this theme is creating inclusive workplaces where women can thrive. Nowhere is this drive more important than within the construction industry.

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