4 Big Takeaways from CONEXPO 2020

ERIC THOMAS | March 19, 2020

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As the global construction industry came together for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 on March 10-13 in Las Vegas, it became apparent to us at Autodesk that the construction industry feels as excited as ever about what the jobsite of the future may look like. With 130,000 registrations for the once-every-three-year event, the hunger for new innovation and technology was readily apparent across the vast expo halls.

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