Increasing transparency, the rise of construction technologists, and the future of preconstruction

TONY FACCENDA | November 30, 2018

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The 4th annual Procore Groundbreak Conference was a success, with over 3,000 industry leaders and experts gathered to learn, share, and connect, highlighting the growth and exciting future of construction technology. There’s a lot to recap from the 80+ educational and thought-provoking sessions, new technology and tools in the Innovation Lab, and celebrity keynotes - here are a few of our favorite highlights.

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