Tech Company, Oracle, Opens Construction Innovation Lab to Test Promising Technology

SHANE HEDMOND | September 6, 2018

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We’ve heard a lot of promising developments on construction technologies in the past few years, many of which will not only make the industry more efficient but create a much higher quality product. Testing this technology inside of a controlled facility, however, doesn’t quite paint an entire picture for how the product will perform on a constantly evolving job site.

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