Constructing an argument for change

| April 15, 2019

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In today’s fast-paced world, there seems to be a barrier that’s preventing construction from developing or adopting improvements at a similar pace to other industries. There has been some headway in terms of technology, methods of construction, and legislation and although this can all have a positive impact on the way we work and how our industry develops, it doesn’t help change the mindset of the industry.

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Promon Engenharia

Promon Engenharia is a Brazilian engineering company dedicated to providing infrastructure solutions to key sectors of the economy, such as electric power, process and manufacturing industries, infrastructure and special buildings, the environment, mining and metallurgy, oil and gas, petrochemical industry. For over fifty years, we have developed one of the most impressive sets of projects ever carried out by a national company in the areas of infrastructure in Brazil and abroad.

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Promon Engenharia is a Brazilian engineering company dedicated to providing infrastructure solutions to key sectors of the economy, such as electric power, process and manufacturing industries, infrastructure and special buildings, the environment, mining and metallurgy, oil and gas, petrochemical industry. For over fifty years, we have developed one of the most impressive sets of projects ever carried out by a national company in the areas of infrastructure in Brazil and abroad.

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