Delivering Predictable Construction Project Outcomes with Innovative Technology

CORIE CHEESEMAN | February 11, 2019

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A group is responsible for preconstruction, operations, scheduling, virtual design and construction, and construction technology. We handle innovation efforts, including managing to fund innovative project ideas and implementing various pilots-whether they’re technology or otherwise-on our projects. We also partner with industry players and have invested in ideas like digital prefabrication.

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Here at Graphite Additive Manufacturing, we work with our clients to find solutions to challenging engineering problems that require the use of Additive Manufactured (3D printed) technologies. We have expertise from the early stages of this growing world and roots within the F1 industry.

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