5 Reasons Data Is Construction’s Most Valuable Resource

Anastasios koutsogiannis | October 31, 2018

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A few months ago, The Economist referred to data as the oil of modern times, underlining its immense importance for every aspect of society both on a professional and personal level. It goes without saying that the construction industry is no exception to that. The advent of digital tools has enabled the generation, collection, and analysis of valuable bits of information which can play a substantial role in optimizing the sector as a whole.

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The L.S. Starrett Company was founded 1880 in Athol, MA, which is still the Company’s World Headquarters. Starrett has a history and reputation so rich and solid that the words “quality” and “Starrett” are virtually synonymous. The company employs about 2,000 people worldwide. Most precision tools continue to be manufactured in the Athol plant, where it is not uncommon to see devoted generations of toolmakers with 30 or more years of experience.

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