Augmented and Virtual Reality: A New Look at Construction

| August 12, 2019

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As goes technology, so goes the world. In a time of quickly evolving systems designed to increase productivity and decrease waste, it seems nearly every industry is eager to put the latest trends to the test. Construction has, for the most part, been slow to adapt to and adopt new technology into the everyday workflow.

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