Can Blockchain Fix The Construction Industry’s Productivity Problem?

| August 1, 2018

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In construction, funding the right projects and completing them safely and efficiently is how value is created. Projects that are delivered faster and at a lower cost deliver higher returns. Unfortunately, the construction industry currently lags behind others in ways that really hurt those returns. The global economy, for instance, has improved productivity at over twice the rate of construction.

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