Construction Technology: Past, Present and Future

| October 15, 2019

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A look into the history of construction technology, from the tools of the past to present day technologies and a prediction on the future state for the industry. Find out how each technology has shaped jobsite, spurred new businesses and laws, the risks and rewards for embracing technologies and what could happen if you stay on the sidelines.

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